E-mail Archive


Tue 19th Jan 2021
Hi Everyone    Please follow the link below for the January Newsletter. https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/210117_january_newsletter.pdf   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Group Secretary
All LDWA activities are cancelled until further notice. See link below for email from NEC. https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/Gmail_-_Local_Group_Activities_and_COVID-19_restrictions_-_update_on_4_January_2021.pdf   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA      
Wed 30th Dec 2020
Wiltshire is going to Tier 3
Wed 30th Dec 2020
Bath and Northeast Somerset and Dorset are moving into Tier 3.   Bruce Barclay   Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Wed 30th Dec 2020
It has just been announced that Wiltshire, Dorset and Bath and Northeast Somerset are moving into Tier 4 from midnight tonight. The NEC has determined that no LDWA activities should take place in Tier 3 areas see below. The walk on 3rd January is therefore cancelled.     Bruce Barclay Secretary…
Tue 29th Dec 2020
The previous email which asked for a leader to volunteer to lead a walk should have read 21st January not 24th January.   Apologies   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Mon 28th Dec 2020
The walk that was originally scheduled for 24th January is in a tier 3 area and therefore can't go ahead. Is anyone willing and able to volunteer a replacement walk?   Bruce Barclay   Secretary Wiltshire LDWA  
Mon 21st Dec 2020
We have two more dates for which a walk leader is needed. These dates are 7th and 18th March. These dates are in addition to the leaders needed for the 17th January and 15th April as advised in a previous request. If you are willing and able to lead on any of these dates please get in contact with…
Sat 19th Dec 2020
Please note that the email addresses shown the December newsletter as follows: wiltshire.secretary@ldwa.org.uk wiltshire.walkssecretary@ldwa.org.uk wiltshire.chair@ldwa.org.uk   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Wed 16th Dec 2020
Welcome to the Wiltshire Group November Newsletter which contains the second instalment of Phil Henegan’s Himalayan adventure. As mentioned in the last newsletter the committee will meet most probably virtually on 14th January to decide whether to go ahead with the Pewsey Downsaround and if so in…
A walk leader is needed for the 3rd Sunday in January the 17th January. If you are willing and able to lead this walk please reply to me on bruceb9364@gmail.com. Rosie our Walks Secretary is currently in Cornwall where her internet connection is dodgy or non existent.   Bruce Barclay   Secretary…
Tue 8th Dec 2020
The following regarding travelling to and from Wales has been posted on the LDWA website.   On 07.12.20 the NEC met to discuss the latest changes to regulations relating to Wales. With immediate effect, members who live in English Tiers 1 and 2 areas can travel to Wales in order to attend Local…
CHAIR’S REPORT, December 2020 – Wiltshire LDWA Hello to all Wilts members. I hope I find you all well and in good spirits. As there’s no AGM this December this report is by email, so no drinks and turkey unless you have them to hand. You may have noticed that it’s been a very difficult year…
Tue 1st Dec 2020
Group Walks can start again from 2nd December and Roger Swift has kindly volunteered to lead a walk on the 2nd.Refer to the Wiltshire website for details. See below for the email from the NEC advising the conditions under which group walks can take place. Note it is recommended that people in Tier…
Fri 27th Nov 2020
Clare Staff has kindly agreed to lead a walk on the 21st January 2021. Details of this walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website. If you would like to join this walk please prebook with Clare by email clare_staff@hotmail.com.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Fri 20th Nov 2020
Let's be optimistic. Walk leaders are need to lead walks on the following dates next year. 22/1/21 7/2/21 21/2/21 21/3/21 Of course I don't know what restriction will be applying when these walks are scheduled to go ahead but lets hope things are getting back to normal. I don't need details of your…
Thu 12th Nov 2020
Dave Purdy has kindly agreed to lead a walk on 17th December. Details of the walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website. If you would like to join this walk contact Dave by email dj_purdy@yahoo.com.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Wed 11th Nov 2020
  Welcome to the Wiltshire Group November newsletter.  Lots in this edition (well not much walking going on, I  though you would have time for reading), including our first ever serial: Phil Henegan writes about a trip he made to the Himalayas, to be continued next month.  I hope it will…
Sun 1st Nov 2020
Following the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday (31.10.20) the NEC has inevitably announced all LDWA activities will be suspended from 5.11.20 until at least 2.11.20. Please refer to the message from the LDWA chair David Morgan below.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Walks Secretary PLEASE SEE THE…
Fri 30th Oct 2020
Paul Hopkins has agreed to lead this walk. Details of the walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website. If you wish to attend this walk please pre-book with Paul by email biz@hopkins88.com. Most importantly there will be a mince pie stop with mince pies being provided by Carol.   Bruce Barclay…
Wendy Hughes has volunteered to lead a walk on 8th November refer to the Wiltshire LDWA website for details of this walk. If you want to join this walk contact Wendy by email wendyhug8@gmail.com or phone 07801710678.   I am also looking for a leader for a walk on 6th December. This is on the…
Welcome to the October edition of the Wiltshire LDWA newsletter   In this month: Update from Bruce Barclay, Walk Secretary Wiltshire committee news Message from the NEC The Wiltshire Quiz   Message from Bruce Barclay, Walk Secretary I thought you all might like to hear how Lesley, our…
    Dear Wilts member,   We have a date of 6th December set aside for our AGM, with meal and walk, but this can't now happen, for reasons you know by now. Please keep the date in your diary, though.     The National Executive Committee (NEC) has recognised the local groups' difficulty in…
Andy Todd will be leading a self supported 50 mile starting 7:00am on 1710/20. Contact Andy andy@andytodd.org.uk if you want to join this walk. Basic details of the walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website.   Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Tue 22nd Sep 2020
Rosie Nelstrop is leading a walk in the Painswick area on 22nd October. Details of the walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website. Please contact Rosie rosienel@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to join this walk.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Tue 22nd Sep 2020
Please ignore last email. I realise I have a clash. There is already a walk programmed on that date.   Bruce Barclay   Walks Secretary Wiltshire
Tue 22nd Sep 2020
Rosie Nelstrop is leading a walk in the Painswick area on 15th October. Details of the walk are on the Wiltshire LDWA website. Please contact Rosie rosienel@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to join this walk.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Roger Swift has 2 spaces left on his walk on 24 th September. Contact Roger roger@apusapus.co.uk if you want to join this walk.   Phil Henegan wants a maximum limit of 6 on his walk 11th October and he now has a full complement.   Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walks Secretray
Fri 11th Sep 2020
Our good news is reinstated!  Our walks of up to 30 people can continue. This week's government announcement on maximum gathering numbers of six left some uncertainty for LDWA  walks, just when we thought it was clear. Our National Executive Committee has meanwhile obtained clarification from the…
Thu 10th Sep 2020
Sue Farrant has advised her contact email address shown on the website was incorrect. It has now been corrected to sue.r.farrant@gmail.com.   Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Wed 9th Sep 2020
A pale imitation of a newsletter you may be thinking....yes, a change of editor has occurred.   A message from Graham You may have heard that Clive, who has been such a stalwart of our committee, has stood down as Secretary, at his own request. I want to thank him personally and on behalf of…
Mon 7th Sep 2020
Phil Henegan will lead a walk on 11th October. Contact Phil if you want to join this walk.   I will lead a walk on 19th November. Contact me if want to join this walk.   Details of both walks are on the Wiltshire LDWA website.    Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walk Secretary
Fri 4th Sep 2020
Roger Swift will lead a walk in the Cotswolds on 24th September. Details are on the Wiltshire LDWA website.   Contact Roger if you want to Join this walk.   Bruce Barclay   Walks Secretary Wiltshire LDWA 
Thu 3rd Sep 2020
Sue Farrant will lead a walk on 13th September. Contact Sue if you want to join this walk.   Wendy Hughes will lead a walk on 15th October. Contact Wendy if want to join this walk.   Details of both walks are on the Wiltshire LDWA website.    Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walk Secretary
The following is an amendment to step 2 of my Walk Leaders Needed email issued 31st August.   Step 2 should now read   The Walks Secretary will publish the walks as future events on the Wiltshire LDWA website and will notify all primary and associate members by bulk email
Tue 1st Sep 2020
Graham Instrell is leading walks on 4th September and 4th October and John Walker on 22nd November and 29th December. For details see the Wiltshire LDWA website under future events. Pre booking is required for all these walks.   Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Tue 1st Sep 2020
Alan Voyce will be leading this walk on 20th September. See the website for details.   Bruce Barclay   Wiltshire Group Walks Secretary
Mon 31st Aug 2020
WALK LEADERS NEEDED   You will have received an email from the Wiltshire Group Chairman, Graham Instrell advising you that the Wiltshire group intends to restart running social walks following the new LDWA COVID guidelines. These guidelines now permit LDWA groups to run social walks with up to 30…
Mon 31st Aug 2020
Dear Wilts LDWA member and associate member,   I have some very good news:   WE CAN NOW HOLD WALKS WITH UP TO 30 PEOPLE!      and LEADERS CAN CHOOSE HOW MANY CAN JOIN EACH OF THEIR WALKS.   Wilts committee believe this is an important step forward for our group and strongly recommend that we…
Fri 31st Jul 2020
You may have been contacted this week under the Wilts LDWA banner concerning members' "Private" Walks.   This presentation was in error as it contravenes the national LDWA rules, therefore we ask that all recipients, including the National Executive Committee, ignore it and accept our sincere…
Wed 29th Jul 2020
In the absence of an 'official' Wiltshire LDWA walks programme, group members wishing to host a 'private' walk are requested to follow the steps below to ensure those who want to, can continue to walk regularly with others despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that 'private' walks are not in…
From Graham Instrell, Chair of the Wiltshire LDWA: "To keep you up to date, this is the walks situation nationally and in the Wiltshire group. Following sensible cancellation of all social and challenge walks during lockdown the National Executive Committee (NEC) approved commencement of LDWA walks…