The Irregulars Group - Long Distance Walkers Association



Welcome To

                                Affiliated to                             


      Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

The Irregulars are a walking group, mainly made up of folks from Yorkshire, Lancashire & Debyshire and all counties in between.

Unlike other LDWA Local Groups, The Irregulars are classed as non-geographical, which means our members are not allocated to us based on their post code.  Instead a love of good & interesting walking, has attracted members of other LDWA groups, to join us.  

What we are about:

  •  A walk is organised every Wednesday and every Weekend.  Any LDWA member or guest walker are welcome.  Full details are published here on the web site.

  •  Walks generally start at 0800am.  However this time may alter so check the walk details.  The walks are usually between 15-20 mile long and on mixed terrain.  A brief coffee stop is taken around 1000am, so bring a flask.  Around about 0100pm a lunch stop is taken.  This is normally in a pub as they are nice & cosy in bad weather.  They are conveniently planned into the walk to enable folk to get a sandwich, soup or chips, if they wish.  Tea drinkers are most welcome.  However feel free to bring a pack-up if that is what you prefer or if no lunch stop is planned.  Dogs are welcome, under strict control (check walk details for non-doggy days).

  •  Regular walking trips both domestic & abroad are organised by members for members, under the auspices of the group.  Participants are required to be a subscribing member of the Group.  

  •  Other walking events are also organised in the UK & Overseas.  These are run privately by members and all are welcome.

  •  Achievement badges & T-Shirts are frequently awarded to subscribing members.

  • A comprehensive magazine is published three times a year, usually the month after the issue of the Strider.  This is in full colour with contributions from members, including walk reports and interesting & amusing articles and is a “right gud read”.

  •  The Group organises four challenge walks a year, one of which is a 50 mile qualifier for the LDWA 100.  Details are on this web site and in Strider. 

  • In 2019 we affiliated to the Peak & Northern Footpath Society (est 1894), who monitor, protect and improve the footpath network in the North-Midlands & North West of England.  More details can be found on their web site -

  •  Good company and a good natter can be found on all of our walks.  Do walking organisations get any better?  Come on one of our walk and see?