Email Archive


Correct email address   Please use the email below for responses to AGM regarding attendance, meals, nominations. A gremlin has eaten an e! in the previous notice. Apologies.    secretary.theirregulars@ldwa.org.uk     
  Attached the Social Walks' coordinator's report to go with the other AGM papers.     https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/social_walks_coordinator_report.docx    
Mon 19th Feb 2024
The following files are the papers for the Irregulars' AGM on 17 March 2024   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Accounts_2023_STATEMENT.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/AGM_2023_minutes_5_April_23.docx…
Mon 19th Feb 2024
The Irregulars Committee elections 2024   In accordance with the current constitution, all committee members will stand down at the AGM on 17 March 2024. However, all committee members, apart from the Secretary, are putting themselves forward for re-election.    Nominations are invited for all…
Mon 19th Feb 2024
  The Irregulars AGM   The AGM will be held on Sunday,17 March 2024 at the Leggers Inn, Dewsbury WF12 9BD.   The format for the day will be:   0800 A short walk, please see website for details. 1230 Lunch. This will be provided for those members who request it prior to the meeting. Please choose…
Barry Lockwood is planning to lead a walk for the Privateers on Thursday 8th February which coincides with a large dump of snow that has been predicted for the North of England. Start point: Scout Dike Reservoir. Huddersfield Road, Bridge End, Penistone, Thurlstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire,…
Dear Irregulars, Apologies if you have already received this email.  This is due to my clerical error. The annual subscription is now due and will be £5 as agreed at the last AGM. The bank details are   The Irregulars 30-63-64 41709260 Thank you Helen Horseman
Tue 30th Jan 2024
It is now time to renew your membership to The Irregulars. The cost is a mighty £5 as agreed at the last AGM. Please make payments to The Irregulars 30-63-64 41709260 Kind regards, Helen Horseman (Treasurer)
Frank Jennings' funeral arrangements    Funeral service at 10.30 am on Thursday 1st February at Halifax Minster, followed by a, family only, short service at Huddersfield crematorium. Anyone attending the Minster service should then make their way straight to Fixby Golf Club where they will be…
Mon 8th Jan 2024
Latest set of statistics for completed walks   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Members_walks_for_2023.pdf   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/MembersTotal_Walks_31-12-23.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/100_Plus_Walks.pdf   Mike Phelan
Sat 30th Dec 2023
The 17th Irregulars Hangover Hike 2024   will take place on New Year's Day 2024 from The Leggers Inn, Mill Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 9BD Starting at 8.00 am.  It's a great way to start the new year. Come on down to the Leggers and join in the fun. We are accepting entries on the day.…
Thu 28th Dec 2023
Frank Jennings passed away peacefully at 4pm yesterday, surrounded by his family.   Cards may be sent to this address: 38 Oat Royal Mill Halifax HX2 6RL   For more information, please contact Peter Bruniges   Alan Tinker
Thu 28th Dec 2023
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Frank Jennings passed away last night.  Alan Tinker
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
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Fri 15th Dec 2023
Please note the corrected phone number for Peter Bruniges   The sad news today is that Frank Jennings has been taken into hospital  and has since had a heart attack. He is now on a ventilator.  If anybody wishes to know anything more about him please contact  Peter Bruniges on 07866 545534 Please…
Fri 15th Dec 2023
The sad news today is that Frank Jennings has been taken into hospital  and has since had a heart attack. He is now on a ventilator, If anybody wishes to know anything more about him, please contact Peter Bruniges on 07864 545534. Please do not contact Ann as she has enough on her mind at the…
Talking to members and some walk leaders, I have been asked as to where to find our program on the LDWA webpage, as not all our walks are listed on the site. Try the following:  Go to Google or whichever search engine you use. Type in:- The Irregulars LDWA Future Event At the top of the page, you…
Tue 31st Oct 2023
Tour du Brighouse walk Wednesday 1 November 2023 Due to storm Ciaran landing this week, the ford near the planned car park is likely to be impassable due to high water levels. This means that I have had to move the start to street parking by the village green on Village Street, Norwood Green (SE…
  Please note that  walk on Saturday 21 October, Ethel's 15, has been postponed due to Storm Babet. It will be rearranged when the weather improves(!).   Mike
Fri 20th Oct 2023
Please see attached file for planning details for a walking holiday on the Kintyre, Scotland.      https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/The_Kintyre_Way_brief__1_.doc
Wed 18th Oct 2023
  Please see attached information for this year's event.      https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Irregs_Xmas_23_Menu_.pdf   Contact Mike Colley (colleym710@gmail.com) if you require any further information
Wed 4th Oct 2023
I have been asked to send this email as a reminder to all those who join the Group's social walks.   The Walk Leaders go to considerable effort and diplomacy to arrange suitable pubs (or cafes) so that we can enjoy the local hospitality during our lunch break.  It is expected that all participants…
Sat 30th Sep 2023
  Friday 6th October 2023 Llandudno Walk, 12.30 start at Llandudno Junction rail station, Parking £2.00 for 12 hours. If you intend to leave your car in Llandudno, there is a bus and rail service from Llandudno to the station. Both get you from Llandudno to the start at around 12 o'clock. Mike
Tue 26th Sep 2023
Our extensive walk program has a few gaps. I  have a few dates that I would like to find a leader for:- Wednesday 4th October Saturday 14th October Wednesday 18th October Saturday 4th November  Wednesday 15th November Wednesday 22nd November Wednesday 29th November. If you would like to lead a walk…
Sun 10th Sep 2023
From Mike Phelan The files attached show various totals for members to August 2023   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/100_walks.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/27_YWW_Aug_23.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Members__Totals.pdf…
Local Groups' Constitution At the AGM in March 2023, the Irregulars' members rejected the proposed new constitution, the contentious point being the section defining membership. The Committee proposed some revisions which were subsequently approved by the LDWA NEC. The Special General Meeting…
Thu 27th Jul 2023
                                     ARENZANO 2023. Due to a cancellation, there is now a vacancy for a female who would like to share and join us on this trip.   We fly out on Wednesday 6th September and return on Wednesday 13th, 2023.  from Manchester. The total cost is £685.00.  If you can and…
Thu 20th Jul 2023
The Kinder Killer walk will be on Saturday 5 August. (Apologies for the error in the previous message). Details on the website are correct.   Mike
Thu 20th Jul 2023
  Message from Mike Colley   KINDER KILLER WALK ON 22 JULY HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. It is rescheduled for 4 August.   There is an alternate walk on 22 July from Dennis Knoll CP near Hathersage S32 1DY. As usual, full details are on the website.        
  I regret that the SGM on 19 July has to be cancelled as the requisite 21 day notice for the meeting, as per the 2001 constitution, had not been given. There are also some other issues arising from the comments received which I think need to be addressed before the new constitution is brought to…
    APOLOGIES FOR THE INCORRECT ATTACHMENTS WITH THE EARLIER EMAIL     PLEASE USE THESE ATTACHMENTS FOR THE MEETING. THE VENUE DETAILS IN PREVIOUS MESSAGE ARE REPEATED IN THE AGENDA   .https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Z1The_Irregulars-_MoU_-_Sept_2022.docx  …
Message from John Whitworth for walk on 5 July   The grid reference for this walk is incorrect on the website.   Please use the following:  The start car park grid reference is SK216767 at Hawkhill Road, Eyam   An honesty box for payment.    Enjoy the day. 
Fri 30th Jun 2023
  A Special General Meeting is called to consider the new constitution approved by the NEC of the LDWA..   It will be held on 19 July 2023 (1400-1500) at the Black Bull Inn, 5 Kirkgate, Birstall WF17 9HE. (Please check the website for details regarding parking away from the venue. The inn is…
Tue 13th Jun 2023
Emailing Issues and the Request for Volunteers About three weeks ago an email was sent out requesting volunteers to assist with The Irregulars 50 mile challenge walk, Afoot in Two Dales which takes place over the weekend of 15/16 July 2023. It has since become clear that there are issues with the…
Thu 18th May 2023
Volunteers Wanted   The challenge walk, Afoot in Two Dales (50 miles) takes place over the weekend of 15/16 July 2023. It starts at 8:00am Saturday morning and runs for 22 hours. This event requires a lot of support from our members to make it a success. Thanks to all who have all volunteered but…
Mon 15th May 2023
https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/April_2023_100__walks.pdf   Apologies you should have received this file as well Anyway, I hope this gives a warm glow and "spurs" you on.    Raj
Mon 15th May 2023
https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/April_2023_Walk_Totals.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/April_2023_leaders_1.pdf https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/April_2023_Walk_Totals.pdf   The latest from Mike Phelan's records
Fri 31st Mar 2023
This is a test email to see whether this allows me to send a message to the Committee members only. I know you have received a lot of emails recently but I suppose that is a natural consequence of a major change in the Committee.  May I also apologise for any typos especially the letter h which may…
At the AGM on 26 March 2023, the following were elected for one year Chairman:                   Alan Tinker Secretary:                   Rajendra Joshi Treasurer:                   Helen Horseman Walks Secretary:         Michael Colley Committee Members: Andy Mohun-Smith                          …
Mon 20th Mar 2023
Alan Tinker has been appointed as the Interim Chair of The Irregulars.  He will hold this post until a permanent chair is elected at the AGM.   just a reminder for those going to the AGM, the clocks go forward on Sunday.   lesley Wolsey Interim secretary 
Fri 17th Mar 2023
John Whitworth has informed me that he is standing down as chair of The Irregulars immediately and wishes that members are told.   The AGM is only a week away and we hope to have a new committee with officers, in place then.   lesley Wolsey    Interim secretary 
Mon 13th Mar 2023
Please find the attached flyer which has been sent to us for distribution to members Lesley Interim secretary   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/TheIrregulars/Round__amp__About_walks_flyer.docx
Hi,   Due to the amount of snow the High Peak in Derbyshire has received resulting in many  roads being impassable and some major ones being closed.   Along with the fact that temperatures are forecast to plummet to -12 degrees centigrade and a lot of the snow is drifting in exposed areas.   It…
Hi all,   I have been in discussion with Wayne who is leading the above walk on Saturday regarding  weather reports.   It would appear if the weather forecasters are correct,we could get a glut of snow falling in the Taddington area of the Peak District over the next couple of days.   Enquiries…
Mon 6th Mar 2023
Dear members   This is to remind those of you who have not yet renewed your subscriptions to The Irregulars, that they are now overdue.  Please pay £5 per person to Sue England as soon as possible. if you are intending to have a meal before the AGM, please send your meal choices to John Whitworth…
Fri 24th Feb 2023
  WARNING!!!!!!! There are 4 days left to enter….…………….. At the early bird rate of £30.00 AFOOT IN 2DALES CHALLENGE WALK 15/16July 2023 It's a qualifier for the The Speyside 100 in 2024. After the 28/2/23 the price goes to £35.00 LDWA members £40.00 non…
MOTIONS FOR AGM   At The Irregulars AGM on 20 March 2023, members can raise motions which they wish to be discussed.  We would welcome motions provided they are sent to the secretary before Sunday 5 March.  No motions will be accepted on the day of the meeting. Any queries, please contact me.  …
Tue 21st Feb 2023
NOTICE OF AGM   The Annual General Meeting of The Irregulars will take place on Sunday, March 26 2023 at The Leggars Inn, Mill Street E, Dewsbury, WF12 9BD.  It will start at 2.30 following a walk in the morning and a meal. (Details to follow) At the meeting, officers and committee members will be…
The Marsden Moor Meander and Marathon    The above event is taking place on Sunday 7th May 2023 starting at Marsden Parochial Church Hall, Marsden.   We are appealing for volunteers to help out on checkpoints along with other roles.   If you could assist it would be very much appreciated.   If you…
Thu 22nd Dec 2022
    To all members of The Irregulars.   Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄🎉🍾🍺🍺🍺🍾🎉🎄 And a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2023🎉🎉🍾🍺🍾🎉🎉   Here's to a fantastic year…
Wed 30th Nov 2022
Why have I stopped receiving emails at my main address
Wed 30th Nov 2022
Am I receiving this bulk email at my main email address Sue England
Fri 18th Nov 2022
From Wayne Rowlett   Hi   due to a potential problem with the A6024 near Holme Moss, Its reported that the road is closed due to a land slip and I will need to change the walk untill I can find out what the issue is.   So the walk is now starting from the parking area West of Thorpe and North of…
Thu 10th Nov 2022
Sue  let me know if you recieve this.   thanks   John
Hello,   I am informing you of the Resignation of Helen Horseman as Secretary of The Irregulars LDWA.   She has just given up this position and will remain on the committee as an ordinary member.   Lesley Wolsey is now interim secretary until elections in March 2023.   Kind Regards    John…
 From Phil Pipe.   The landlord of The Lord Addingham (used to be The Sailor) has said that any of our walkers are welcome to park at the pub - it has quite a few spaces. Vera and I are still meeting everyone at Bark Lane to start the walk. Best wishes, Phil
Hello,   Dave's funeral will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022 at 11:30am    It will be at Chesterfield Crematorium,Chesterfield Road, Brimington, Chesterfield. S43 1AU.   Afterwards there will be a wake at The Angler's Rest,Taggs Knoll,Bamford,Hope Valley. S33 0DY.   Kind regards,   John…
From Mike  Colley. Walks Secretary.   PLEASE NOTE NEW START LOCATION Parking in Wetwang. Small car park near the village school. Postcode YO25 9XX Grid reference SE 933589 Part two of a circular walk covering the whole of the Chalklands way. in the Yorkshire Wolds. The lunch stop will be at…
Hi,   the above walk is Going Ahead on Saturday! As it's forecast to be hot and sunny please ensure you have plenty of fluid.   There may be an opportunity of filling up as we will be stopping at the Sycamore Inn in Parwich for lunch. However please bring extra as a fallback. Also can you ensure…
From the leader Wayne Rowlett.   Please send out email to the group. Ethels part 2 parking choice's there is a cheaper car park for £3 after the cattle grid and with a footpath down the side this is our return route if you are using this car park please be by the toilets in the main carpark by…
Mon 25th Jul 2022
Hi,   due to ongoing issues in the Ladybower area I have cancelled  the advertised walk, “Taking Marge to the pub!”   It has now been replaced with “Peaks, Dales and Rakes.”   Full details are on the LDWA website.   Kind Regards.   John Whitworth 🏴‍☠️
Tue 21st Jun 2022
Hi,   in relation to the above the below message is from Wayne Rowlett.   I am stepping in for Mr Tinker and leading the Snowdon weekend and this post is regarding parking for the Saturday. You can no longer park at Pen y pass without pre booking and costs £18 for 8 hours. So I propose parking at…
From the TP100 Organisers.   Hi all, (bcc emailed to all lead contacts on CPs & baggage - Please forward to anyone you think may find it relevant) Please note an update on the access to the school building on Thursday 2nd June. There is no access to the school building on the above date.  So please…
Hi everyone.   Just a reminder that The Irregulars🏴‍☠️are putting on AFoot in 2Dales on the 16th and 17th July 2022   It's a recognised qualifier for the Elephant,Bear and Bull 100 in May 2023 and it goes through some of the finest countryside in England.   You are…
Tue 19th Apr 2022
Dear Irregulars,   I have received information from Brian Newham about the Denholme Doddle challenge walk.   The walk takes place on 23rd July in the South Pennines.  Distances are 21, 21 and 17 miles.   There will be 6 checkpoints with excellent refreshments and a hot meal at the end.  A…
Thu 24th Feb 2022
Hello John,   Apparently Hotmail decided to flag LDWA as spam and blocked the sending of messages from the LDWA server.  At least that"s what Richard said. I have set up a gmail account and things will go to both until I'm happy that everything's ok. What a relief.   Helen
Mon 21st Feb 2022
Hi, message below from Raj.   February 23  “Mud sticks again”   It is possible to park on both sides of the road at SK2581 7788 (layby) just below the Grouse Inn. There is a NT car park at SK 2555 7773 signposted NT Haywood for those who are members of NT or choose to use it.   For…
Fri 18th Feb 2022
Hi All,   I've been in contact with Pam Baird who's leading tomorrow's walk. She's been to the start point and everything appeared okay. It's very wet underfoot in the area. Weather conditions for tomorrow are reported as expected to be wet and windy so ensure you have waterproofs and spare warm…
Fri 18th Feb 2022
Hi all    With Storm Eunice on its way.   Can I ask you all just to check the LDWA local walks or Irregulars page for any updates.  Hopefully tomorrow's walk will still be on but as we cannot predict what the aftermath of Storm Eunice passing through. We'd rather give people the information to make…
Fri 18th Feb 2022
just testing  
Thu 3rd Feb 2022
The Annual General Meeting of The Irregulars Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association will take place on Sunday 13th March 2022 at 2.30 pm at The Leggers Inn, Dewsbury WF12 9BD.  Alternative venues have been difficult to find at this time. There will be a walk starting at 8.00 am and the meal…
  FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE IRREGULARS  and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS🏴‍☠️ AFoot in 2 Dales 2022.   The Third running of this Iconic 50 miles Challenge Event (qualifier for the 2023 EBB100) is to take place on Saturday 16th July to Sunday 17th July 2022 starting at 0800hours.   So if…
Tue 30th Nov 2021
Hi all, regarding the York Yomp 2.   see below for change of start.   Please note the change of start location. It is now on the Knavesmire Road leading to the racecourse. Note - Its not at the racecourse but on the road leading to it. Either SE 594502 or YO23 1EX will get you there but I'll be on…
For your attention this has been passed on by Karen Pickersgill. Local Groups Secretary for the LDWA for the attention of any female member living in the vicinity of Chester and wishing to attend. Hi All, Simon Gibbs, our Discount Officer, has sent through details (attached and below) of an event,…
Sun 4th Jul 2021
Good afternoon. 1.  The minutes of the May committee meeting are now accepted and available.  Just email me at saradyer_199@yahoo.com if you would like to see them.  The June minutes should be available later this week so let me know if you would like those as well. 2.  We are still hoping to hold…
Mon 12th Apr 2021
Hi,   so that walk leaders are not  left in the awkward position of asking on the day  can I request that prior to a walk   Please ensure you have your own face mask and hand sanitiser.   You must not attend any walk if you or any member of your family or bubble is showing or has any Covid-19…