E-mail Archive


Please see the new walk kindly offered by Roger Swift this Thursday, 23rd September, added to "Future Events" page on the website.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Wed 8th Sep 2021
Some members may be interested in taking part in this  https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/img20210908_19373514.pdf   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Sun 29th Aug 2021
I am going to take part in a Zoom meeting organised by the NEC to discuss the new website and IT system on 5th October. If you have any features you would like incorporated in the new system, deleted or improved let me know by 20th September. Email your suggestions…
Follow this link to the Friends of the Ridgeway Newsletter   https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/Summer_2021.pdf   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Wed 11th Aug 2021
Follow the link below to the August 2021 Newsletter. https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/210806_August_Newsletter.pdf   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Fri 30th Jul 2021
Good news is that from 19th July LDWA walks ceased to be subject to any COVID rules restricting numbers attending, and will not require the additional admin of Risk Assessments. This means that we should be able to return to a full program of walks in line with that operated in the past, when a…
Mon 26th Jul 2021
I received the following sad message from Julia Warman. HelloThis is just to let you know the sad news that Brian Johnson member number 25863 has sadly passed away, his twin-brother has emailed to let me know.Kind regardsJulia   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA
Good news:                        FROM JULY 19TH OUR EXTRA WALKS PAPERWORK CAN BE DROPPED!   We have the very welcome news that we can run Social and Challenge walks without the need to carry out Covid risk assessments.   Here's hoping that leaders, new and old, will now be happy to…
Please see the Wiltshire LDWA "Future Events" section for two newly added walks later this month, one midweek & one on a Sunday.    All members and potential new members would be most welcome.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Some members may be interested in taking part in the following (non-ldwa) event.   Next Saturday Dursley Welcomes Walkers are leading a walk around their newly created Cotswold Gateway route.   This is a  figure of 8 route with each loop starting in Dursley.  Each loop is 8 miles and you can…
Thu 24th Jun 2021
THE NEXT WILTS WALK is this Saturday, 26th June. John Roberts is leading, 18 miles, starting from Selsley Common, above the beautiful Stroud valleys. Details on the Wilts LDWA website, as always. Hope you can make it!     On Wed 18th August we are invited to support 120marathonman (Graham Wilson)…
Wed 16th Jun 2021
Good morning all at Wiltshire LDWA.  I’ve not been an active member for a considerable time now, for various reasons, sadly.  However, the time has now come for me to move home and live closer to my family (in West Berks).  I’ve amended my details on-line to receive mailings from the Thames…
Wed 16th Jun 2021
Trowbridge Town Hall are putting on the following production which may be of interest to some of you.   ARC Stockton, Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley presentThese Hills Are Oursby Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley Do you ever want to run away from it all? Dan and Boff did exactly that: they ran a series of…
Fri 11th Jun 2021
There is now an opportunity  to have a pub lunch on this walk at The Bell on The Common Boughton Gifford. The menu is on the website https://www.bellonthecommon.co.uk/index
Dear Wilts LDWA member,   THIS IS AN IMPASSIONED PLEA FOR WALK LEADERS and WALKS!   We've got loads of walkers, including potential new members, ready and willing to walk but we're very short of events for them to do beyond 19th June.   Would anyone who's happy to lead one for us please let me…
Tue 18th May 2021
Follow the link below to our May Newsletter.   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA   may newsletter
Fri 7th May 2021
I will be issuing the Wiltshire May newsletter towards the end of next week 14th May. Any interesting contributions to the newsletter from the members will be welcome.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire LDWA Secretary
Fri 30th Apr 2021
It appears that some members attempting to contact me to offer walks, via a reply to bulk emails, have been unable to do so as a result of a glitch in the redirection system. This has now hopefully been resolved so if there are any frustrated walk leaders out there please do try again!  We could…
The Wessex Group have asked us to circulate details of their anytime challenge. You will find details below.   Bruce Barclay Secretary Wiltshire LDWA   The Wessex XXX Anytime Challenge Saturday 1st May to Sunday 1st August 2021   Our annual New Forest Challenge Event could not take place this…
Wed 14th Apr 2021
We currently have a good range of walks on offer for the remainder of April, and several Sunday events arranged for May.  However we have no midweek walks in the programme for May, and nothing at all from June onwards. Any offers would really be appreciated!   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks…
Given that Paul Hopkins' walk this Sunday was oversubscribed, Andy Todd has kindly offered to lead an additional event on the same day. Please see Future Events list for details.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Mon 12th Apr 2021
The Anytime Pewsey Downs Around will be open for entries on the SIEntries website 15th April and you can do it from that date until 31st May. Participants will have to comply with the Covid restrictions that are in place at the time they take part. More details are available on the Wiltshire LDWA…
Mon 12th Apr 2021
Thames Valley Group have asked us to let you know that they are running the above event. Details are below. If the links don't work. You will need to copy them and paste them in the address bar of your browser.   We are pleased to announce that, with NEC approval, we have opened entries for our…
Fri 2nd Apr 2021
Please see new walks added, led by Chris Stanbury.  The first is in only 6 days time, on 08/04/2021.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary  
Fri 2nd Apr 2021
The Friends of the Ridgeway have asked me to circulate their annual review to our members https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/Wiltshire/FoR_Annual_Review_2020_final.doc. Some of you may find it of interest.   Bruce Barclay Wiltshire LDWA Secretary
Tue 30th Mar 2021
STOP PRESS!   Please check the Future Events page to see new walks added for the coming long weekend.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary  
Fri 26th Mar 2021
Dear Wilts LDWA member,   The very welcome news that Covid restrictions are lifting according to the Government's roadmap means that we can re-start Social walks in a phased way.   Please read the email below from Julie Cribb, our new national Chair. The NEC is allowing us to hold LDWA Social…
Wed 17th Mar 2021
Please note changes on arrangements for scheduled walks between 12th April & 16th May, relating to limits on numbers.   Stephen Carver   Wiltshire Walks Secretary
Following the recent government announcement, and interpretation by the LWDA NEC, it now appears that we will be able to resume some form of social walks programme with effect from Monday 12th April. Group size will initially be limited to 6: however the committee have decided that, providing there…
With COVID numbers now dropping fast and a lockdown relaxation "roadmap" due on 22nd February we will hopefully be allowed to recommence group walks (in some form) in the medium term. However the events calendar from April remains very sparse. Perhaps, as I suggested in my previous email, some of…
Fri 29th Jan 2021
The following is information regarding the Virtual - Y 100 Sir Fynwy   Bruce Barclay   Secretary Wiltshire LDWA     Between the 29 and 31 May 2021, the Virtual - Y 100 Sir Fynwy will be taking place. This will allow any LDWA member to walk a 100-mile route of their choice and entries can be…
Sat 23rd Jan 2021
It now looks extremely unlikely that we will be able to run any group walks for the next couple of months at least. However, in a spirit of optimism, we should be looking forward to the period beyond this, so I am looking for volunteers to lead walks from April onwards, if regulations permit.…
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…