Email Archive


We have decided to proceed with this event as planned in Lane End Village Hall unless government guidelines change to prevent this. The walk will be preceded by A and B Social Walks. Note the A walk will start at 8.30am. See Thames Valley LDWA - Programme After the walk, Shahina is kindly…
So we can try and meet your needs as members better, we have designed a very quick (average < 2 minutes) five question survey that we would ask you all to complete. Note you need not answer every question, only those that you feel apply to you, e.g. if you already volunteer by leading walks or on…
The Thames Valley Group AGM will provisionally be held on Sunday January 23rd 2022. Current plans are to hold this in Lane End Village Hall at 2.30pm following a walk and curry/meal. In the event that this is not possible due to COVID restrictions, the event will likely be held online that evening…
Tue 7th Dec 2021
It continues to look like a go-ahead on this. Since we are now 42 people, and so we can arrange for everyone to be catered for, please could anyone who decides in the next two days NOT to come let us know Regards Duncan
Mon 6th Dec 2021
The Christmas party is now full and we will not be taking any more names for this. Many thanks again to everyone helping with this. If you are not registered/paid up, you may of course still attend the walk on the day. In line with similar events, please consider having a lateral flow test before…
Thu 2nd Dec 2021
The Christmas party is now full and we will not be taking any more names for this. Many thanks again to everyone helping with this. If you are not registered/paid up, you may of course still attend the walk on the day. In line with similar events, please consider having a lateral flow test before…
Fri 29th Oct 2021
After a period without Wednesday walks we had a well-attended one this week, and now have three in the near future: 3rd November from Cowleaze Wood, 10th November from Henley, and 24th November from Ewelme; see here for details. At present only one is scheduled for December but if  November's…
Thanks to everyone for indicating their interest in this event, which will go ahead unless COVID restrictions are imposed to prevent it. Thanks also to the ladies who have offered to help, coordinated by Trish.  The cost will be a nominal £5 . This should be paid by Nov 28th in cash to any…
Sun 26th Sep 2021
We regret to inform the group that one of our most loved characters of the noughties decade, Michael Cameron-Wood, has passed away suddenly. His partner Trish  wishes this message to be passed on to anyone who may have known him. For those who wish to say a final goodbye, Michael will be cremated…
We have been asked to forward the following to walk leaders: The LDWA History Group offers members the opportunity to take part in social walks where there is a historical theme or background to the event. These walks are scheduled through the LDWA History Group Meet Up page, and are available to…
  Some of you may not have received the original of this email, so I'm sending it again, with an addition about Sunday, highlighted below.   A reminder about our picnic walks this Sunday, 15th August 2021; see here. In order to help with the catering please email Duncan by Saturday on 07884…
Hi. A few issues, partly resulting from a recent committee meeting 1.  Social Walks While it is still difficult to find leaders (email tv.walks@ldwa.org.uk  if you can help), we do now have a full A programme till the end of August and are endeavouring to also have slower Sunday 'B' and Wednesday…
According to the government web page here, under the section headed "Exercise, sport and physical activity", from May 17th "You can exercise in a group of up to 30 people when outdoors". Since we never have that many on a social walk we have resumed advertising social walks (available to all) on…
As well as our own Oxon 20/32/40 (https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7844),which now has 54 entries, the groups around us now have their own anytime challenges that we'd like to bring to your attention. The following updates anything in Strider and indeed there are some events…
The LDWA National AGM was last Sunday and we have since has some communications from the NEC regarding the recommencement of activities. In brief: 1. The current EXPECTATION is that we will be able to hold social walks from Monday April 12th, though some restrictions still seem likely, e.g.…
Sun 24th Jan 2021
Hope you are still getting out for at least some short walks. Remember we have lots of routes on our website, such as old Oxon routes, these go quite far out, and you may be able to pick up some of these near your homes. https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/new/walks-database/group-index.php?club_id=41 At least…
Mon 11th Jan 2021
Hi. We're trying to keep you up to date during this period of group inactivity. Yesterday was our AGM on Zoom and thanks to those who attended and returned forms. Minutes will be available in due course. The LDWA Group AGM will be held on 7 March https://ldwa.org.uk/agm/agm.php 1. New Committee…
Thu 23rd Jul 2020
Note forwarded from Tim Glenn, (NEC - Events and Merchandise)     I have a simple request, which will either be a straight forward yes or no, although if the latter there is no need to get in touch.   On Wednesday 17th June the area of my garage where I store copies of back-Striders was…
As you may have noticed in the current walks programme we do not have enough leaders to provide a social walk every Sunday between April and August. Those of you who have not led for us please consider leading a walk, even if it's only once a year. If you need help to design a walk we have…
Tue 26th Nov 2019
Those of you who knew him will, I feel sure, be deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death on Monday of Chris Lloyd, a longstanding, well loved and respected Thames Valley member and walk leader. Chris led his last walk for the group less than a week before his death, when he seemed in good…
Thu 31st Jan 2019
Following a directive from the LDWA's NEC we must collect participant information on Social Walks for public liability insurance purposes. It will be kept for three years. Please try to remember your membership number, or get into the habit of bringing your membership card with you (though you…
Wed 29th Jan 2014
Note forwarded from National LDWA   The Accident and Incident form has been revised and you can find Guidance notes and the Reporting form in the LDWA library on the website, link for a downloadable copy is given below   http://www.ldwa.org.uk/library/LDWA_accident_and_incident_form.doc