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The LDWA was founded in 1972 by Chris Steer, Alan & Barbara Blatchford (Barbara is still a member today). In 1985 the LDWA was recognised by the sports Council (now Sport UK and Sport England) and is represented on the Outdoor Pursuits Division of the Central Council for Physical Recreation. 

With 10,000 members the LDWA is large enough to be the recognised governing body of the sport yet small enough to feel like a friendly family-run club. It caters for those who enjoy walking longer distances, especially in rural, mountainous and moorland areas.

Thank you for choosing to join the LDWA and we very much look forward to seeing you out on a walk soon.

The membership year is January 1 to December 31. Members joining on or after October 1 will be granted membership for the whole of the following calendar year.

Membership Types

  • Individual (UK) members receive one copy of each issue of Strider and are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    • UK residents only - £18.00 (£15.00 with Direct Debit discount)
  • Family (UK) membership covers up to two adults and all children under eighteen years of age living at the same address. Each family group receives one copy of each issue of Strider and is entitled to two votes at the AGM.
    • UK residents only - £25.50 (£22.50 with Direct Debit discount)
  • International membership is available to anybody living outside of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. International members are entitled to vote at the Annual General meeting but can choose if they wish to receive a hard copy of our members magazine Strider posted to them, or whether they wish only to access and read it online.
    • With mailed Strider - £26.00
    • No Strider - £15.00

Our membership system is managed on our behalf by SiEntries.

NEW MEMBERS - To join the LDWA please click here.

RENEWALS - You can edit your membership by clicking here, or by going to the Update My Details section of the SiEntries Website. For those existing members who already pay by cheque and wish to renew by cheque - please send £18.00/£25.50 (as applicable) to The Treasurer - address in Strider.


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