One of the main advantages of joining the LDWA is getting ‘Strider’ three times a year, in April, August and December. In it you will find details of Challenge Events for the next 6 to 8 months, so that you can plan ahead. Full details of Local Group walks are also given and, as an LDWA member, you are free to join any group social walk.
Group social walks provide good opportunities to meet people of common interests and to find out about other group activities, e.g. monthly pub meetings, group newsletters, helping on checkpoints (an integral part of being an LDWA member, we believe), etc.
Many of the challenge events published in Strider have a reduced entry fee for LDWA members and many ‘Outdoors’ shops give discounts to LDWA members. Members can buy the new UK Trailwalker’s Handbook at only £13.95 (saving £5) with free UK postage (please contact Merchandise for non-UK orders).
Membership is open to all whether they are currently active walkers or not. The membership year is January 1 to December 31. Members joining on or after October 1 will be granted membership for the whole of the following calendar year.
Individual members pay a subscription of £13.00p.a. and have one vote at the AGM.
Family members pay a subscription of £19.50p.a., which covers two adults and all children under eighteen years of age, and have two votes at the AGM.
Affiliate membership is available to walking clubs, schools and other bodies at a subscription of £39.00p.a. and the body will have one vote at the AGM.
International membership is available to anybody living outside of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man at a subscription of £19.50 p.a. and have one vote at the AGM.
Affiliate members receive 3 copies of ‘Strider’, Individual, Family & International members 1 copy.
An Online Membership System is available; you will need to provide personal details and choose Direct Debit, Credit Card or cheque as the payment method. Members choosing to pay by Direct Debit will receive a £5.00 discount voucher for use on LDWA merchandise (excluding books).
If you are an old LDWA Member and wish to rejoin using your old membership number please contact the Membership Secretary who will be able to help you with this.
LDWA Membership Secretary, 12 Kings Meadow Grove, WETHERBY, LS22 7FR.
In the event of a problem e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the above address.