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Volunteer Awards for 2023

Once again we're asking for nominations to recognise some of the fabulous work which members do in providing a huge range of activities for the Long Distance Walkers Association. Whether the…


Advance Notice of 2023 AGM

AGM WEEKEND and NEC ELECTIONS 2023 Annual General Meeting THIS is advanced notice that the LDWA Annual General Meeting will take place at 10am on Sunday 12th March 2023 at the Mercure Chester Abbots…


Roger Cole 1938-2022

Roger Cole Roger Cole passed away peacefully with his wife, son and daughter by his side on Saturday 6th August 2022. He went on his last walk… Roger was the only person to have completed all…


Volunteering - Share Your Experiences

Fifty years ago a small group of volunteers founded the LDWA and since then, thousands of volunteers have helped the association grow into what it is today – the home of everything to do with…


Website cyber attack: LDWA response and recovery

The LDWA website was subjected to a cyber attack on 26 November resulting in a change of members' home addresses using what we believe to be an automated process. We took prompt action to protect the…


LDWA achieves COVID-19 Industry Standard for Events

We are pleased to confirm that the LDWA have successfully applied for the We're Good To Go Industry Standard.  This will give all our members and participants assurance that when taking part in our…


IT supplier bids welcome

The LDWA is looking for suppliers to bid to manage our current website. If anyone is interested in seeing the detailed specification, they should email Bids should be submitted…


Change to election of Officers for 2021 AGM - with correct link for voting

Since Strider went to print, John Whitworth has unfortunately had to withdraw from the election of Local Groups Officer. There will not need to be an election and Karen Pickersgill will therefore be…


Hazel Bound, BEM

The National Executive Committee is very pleased to learn that Hazel Bound, who many LDWA members will know and love, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to long distance walking in…


Alan Blatchford

September 16th is the 40th anniversary of Alan Blatchford's death. Alan was the co-founder of the LDWA and as we regret that we can't at present do LDWA events, let's remember and give thanks for…


LDWA centurion challenge August 2020

The August 100-mile Challenge will open on Saturday 1st August. Go to Challenge Events and choose Centurion Challenge from the drop down list (here) for more information and instructions on how to…


LDWA Chairman's Challenge July 2020

The July 100-mile Challenge will open on Wednesday 1st July. Go to Challenge Events and choose Chairman's Challenge July 2020 from the drop down list (here) for more information and instructions on…


Coronavirus update

The National Executive Committee (NEC) Coronavirus sub-committee monitors the guidance provided by the Governments of England (UK), Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and meets every Monday to…


NOW OPEN Virtual Y100 Sir Fynwy

ENTRIES OPEN NOW FOR THE VIRTUAL Y 100 SIR FYNWY   Instructions for entry.   1. Go to the Donate page on the main LDWA website ( Pay the £5 entry fee (per person if you are entering for…


RESOLVED Temporary issue with LDWA emails

Please be aware that there is a temporary issue with emails being sent from the LDWA server. This includes password resets, confirmation of any orders/donation, local group emails. Currently nothing…


Ann Sayer Tribute: BBC 'The Last Word'

Julie Welch was recently invited to participate in the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Last Word' in relation to the sad passing of Ann Sayer. Julie was interviewed earlier this week and talked about Ann's…


Virtual Y100 Sir Fynwy

We all know by now that the real Y 100 Sir Fynwy has had to be postponed due to the personal safety measures put in place following the coronavirus outbreak. So much work has gone into the planning…


LDWA Coronavirus 100 Challenge

Thank you for showing interest in the LDWA Coronavirus 100 Challenge. The rules are simple. To log your mileage you must be an LDWA member. Follow this link to get to the page with the link to the…


New look Local Group Websites and Walks Database launched today

To all LDWA Members I hope you are remaining well in these strange and worrying times. On a more positive note, I am pleased to advise that new look Local Groups websites and a new Walks Database…


Ann Sayer: Guardian Obituary by Julie Welch

This obituary for Ann Sayer was written by Julie Welch and appeared in The Guardian on 24 April 2020


Using videoconferencing for virtual meetings

Message from Julie Cribb, Local Groups Officer: I am currently confined to home, as everyone else is and using videoconferencing a lot more than I usually do, both for work and to try and keep my…


Ann Sayer: Obituary by Gail Elrick

The following is an obituary relating to Ann Sayer that has been written by Gail Elrick. I am grateful to Gail for the efficient manner in which this initial obituary has been written. Yours…


Vice President Ann Sayer, MBE

It is with considerable sadness that I advise LDWA members that Ann Sayer MBE has passed away. Ann was one of the LDWA's Vice Presidents and passed away after a short illness. Details of a memorial…


Update on LDWA Hundreds

During the past week myself and the organising teams of Y 100 Sir Fynwy and other currently planned Hundreds have been working jointly behind the scenes to see if this year's event disrupted due to…


Your new National Executive Committee

Following the recent Annual General Meeting (held in Easingwold on 15th March), there have been some changes to the National Executive Committee, which manages the LDWA on behalf of its members.…


LDWA Position on changing trespass laws

From Dave Morgan, LDWA Chair: The LDWA is a co-signatory on a letter being sent by The Ramblers to the Home Secretary and Sunday Times in relation to the Government consultation on changing trespass…


Find out what's been happening in the LDWA

The annual reports from the National Executive Committee are now available here for members to read.  These will be discussed at the weekend 14th/15th March in Easingwold - the formal Annual General…


LDWA Donates to Mend our Mountains Campaign

The LDWA have donated £500 towards path restoration work on Nun's Cross Path within Dartmoor National Park.  Sympathetic path repair is scheduled to be completed by experienced rangers and…


LDWA volunteer awards

In December Strider, we asked for nominations for Volunteer Awards. 3 categories - Innovation, Inspiration & Encouragement, and Eager Beaver. I've been underwhelmed with the response so have extended…


Local Groups' Weekend

The detailed output pack from the recent weekend hosted by Sherwood Group is now available here


The Great Outdoors Awards 2019

You can vote for various categories at President, Phoebe Smith, has been shortlisted for the…


The bug which was causing LDWA Local Group websites not to display full menu options has been resolved

UPDATE 29/10 eveningPlease note this problem has been remedied.   Apologies for any inconvenienceAdam ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please note there is…


The Speyside 100 in 2023

On 05.10.19, the National Executive Committee approved an application from the North West Grampian group to host The Speyside 100 in 2023. It will be based in the Inverness/Moray area and more…


National Executive Committee nominations

Members are invited to submit nominations for the posts of Long Distance Paths (LDP) Officer, IT and Internet Officer and Publicity Officer. Forms are available here Please send completed forms to me…


UPDATE: 'Phishing' emails purporting to come from LDWA Officers

Dear Members UPDATE TO ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM ON 17 SEPTEMBER We have made some changes to our online security systems, which should reduce the incidence of fake "phishing" emails appearing to come from…


IT workshop

Members are invited to join a workshop to discuss the way forward for our website. The workshop will run through our first thoughts of what the website should look like in future and how we may fund…


Photographs and privacy

GDPR: Taking Photos It is worth highlighting to members that a pragmatic approach should be taken to taking photographs of individuals on local group social walks and challenge events.  Explicit…


We are taking a new approach to bulk emails - please read the attached

Next steps in resolving LDWA spam email problems Please find attached the transcript of an email recently sent to Members describing how we are tackling our persistent problems with bulk LDWA emails…


LDWA emails being blocked

Dear Members Please note that in addition to the spam problem with Talktalk and plusnet, a new problem seems to have arisen over the last 24 hours with NTLworld, a virgin and Tiscali accounts.  If…


Bulk LDWA emails to some '@plus' and '@talktalk' addresses are being blocked

I'm sorry to have to advise you that we appear to have been hit by another spam problem which is affecting delivery of our bulk emails to some members with and…


A roller-coaster but worth it!

Website latest update Posted as LDWA website newsflash, and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook The refreshed website has been live since Wednesday evening now.   It's been a bit of a roller-coaster…


The refreshed website is live now

Welcome to the new-look LDWA website The LDWA National website has been given a facelift and been restructured slightly to make it easier to navigate through the menus. Hopefully you will like what…


Website maintenance ongoing and will take 2 days

The maintenance work explained in our earlier newsflash started as planned at 0900 on Tuesday morning.   However, because of the size of the website database, it is now expected to run on into…


Advance notice of website closure and update on mail problem

WEBSITE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION AND OUTLOOK.COM UPDATEThis message is being posted on the LDWA national website and on LDWA social media WebsiteWe will be undertaking extensive maintenance on the LDWA…


Members with “” addresses may be missing our emails

URGENT - MEMBERS WITH OUTLOOK.COM EMAIL ADDRESSES It has come to our attention that the email service appears to have started treating incoming bulk emails from as spam. …


Members with “” addresses may be missing our emails

URGENT - MEMBERS WITH OUTLOOK.COM EMAIL ADDRESSES It has come to our attention that the email service appears to have started treating incoming bulk emails from as spam. …


logo voting

If you haven't yet voted for your preferred logo, please do so. Just over a week to go - voting closes at Midnight on Friday 26th April


Address for logo voting

An eagle eye (thanks Malcolm!) has pointed out that the address for sending paper votes on the logo voting form in Strider is not quite right. The postcode should be LS8 (number eight) not LSB…


Logo voting

Reminder (as detailed in April Strider) that voting for the new logo is now open. Closes at midnight on 26th April. Click this link to…


Thank you and Welcome to Phoebe Smith

At the AGM in Gloucester we were very pleased to present certificates to a few of our many volunteers. Well done and thank you to Joy Davies (Kent), Deirdre Flegg (Dorset), Michael Godfrey (Wessex)…


LDWA National Committee Elections 2019

LDWA National Committee Elections 2019   There was a contested election for LDWA Treasurer and the result was announced at the AGM on 10th March. 515 valid votes were received (436 electronic, 79…


Final set of logos

I have created a final set of logos which will be considered at the workshop at the AGM weekend on Saturday 9th March. They can be found on the "Members" tab. The plan is to select 10 which will be…


Final reminder for proxy voting

If anyone is not able to attend the AGM on Sunday 10th March 2019 and would like to vote, please complete the proxy voting form …


More potential logos

There is another file with logos that members have sent in. Available under the "Members" tab. Please send any more suggestions to me before Feb 28th. Madeleine Watson (General Secretary)


LDWA annual reports and accounts available

Find out more about what the National Executive Committee members have been up to over the past year.... A pack of reports is available by clicking on this link AGM reports 2019. There is also the…

08/01/2019 email addresses un-blocked but some problems persist

Update 8/1/2019: Further to my recent newsflash, I am pleased to advise that our IT supplier has, after very extensive dialogue, managed to persuade PlusNet to stop blocking LDWA's bulk emails.  In…


Reminder about volunteer nominations

Whilst you are mulling over your New Year festivities, don't forget to send us your nominations for a volunteer award. You have until Wednesday 9th January to send details to me (email…


Bulk emails sometimes treated as spam

To all LDWA members: UPDATE 23/12: It appears that all LDWA emails to (and possibly blueyonder) addresses are being rejected.   We will endeavour to fix this in the new year but it may…


Vote for logo : now suspended and updated with link to logo debate page

Thank you very much to everyone who has voted for one of the two logos we presented in December Strider. We were amazed at the number of people who have voted: far more than any other ballot that the…


Electronic voting for Treasurer

There is a contested election for the post of Treasurer on the National Executive Committee of the LDWA for 2019. Election addresses for the candidates may be found by in this leaflet and are also…


Elephant. Bear and Bull 100

The NEC have ratified and approved an application to host the flagship event in 2022 which will take place in and around Coventry, Warwickshire and Birmingham. Known as Elephant, Bear and Bull 100.…


Peter Dyson

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Peter Dyson on 5th September. Peter was a member of the West Yorkshire Group of the LDWA and a former treasurer and chair of the National…


2019 “Hadrian Hundred” website is live now!

Get ready for the Next Great Challenge! Well - the excitement of Cinque Ports 2018 is barely diminished and already the 2019 Hundred is waiting in the wings! So - if you're into long range planning…


And your chance to meet your new President Elect on her Extreme Sleep Out challenge around the country

 Phoebe Smith - LDWA's President-elect Her latest challenge starts soon..  Read all about Phoebe's latest fund-raising extreme sleep-out challenge around the country by clicking here.    Sleep Outs…


Dave Street

We are sad to hear that Dave Street, long time Webmaster for the Bristol and West group, lost his two year battle with cancer and died on 28th March 2018.  Dave had been a member since 1980 and gave…


2018 AGM outcomes

Just a quick note to let you know that at the AGM on Sunday New Articles of Association for the LDWA were agreed, and will come into effect immediately (with the changes to the elections of National…


AGM reports and final details

There is another booklet associated with the AGM with reports about work done over the last year. Find a copy here 2nd AGM Booklet 2018. This adds to the earlier booklet which had details of the…


Cinque Ports 100 - Entries closing date extended to 23 April

The deadline for entries for the Cinque Ports 100 has been extended a week to 23 April 2018.The LDWA's flagship event, taking place over the bank holiday weekend of 26-28 May, is not full but you do…


AGM information for members, giving details of the changes to the Articles of Association

The next LDWA AGM weekend will be held on 9 to 11 March at the Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton Lincolnshire. The weekend package represents excellent value and includes accommodation and meals at…


Cinque Ports 100 - Entries

Update - as at 30 November 2017:There is no need for a ballot as the number of entries received by 24 November was less than 550.  Entries for the Main Event received from now on will be placed on a…


Nominations for 2018 National Executive Committee

Nominations for the 2018 National Executive Committee positions are invited from members.  All positions on the Executive are re-elected each year, with a maximum term of five years, or three years…


Hanging Stone Leap

Cleveland Group's final Hanging Stone Leap event on 5th August 2017 is now full. No more entries can be accepted, and there will be no entries on the day


August eStrider

Members are receiving their August copies of Strider about now. The electronic version - eStrider - is now also available online. You can catch up with it here


Cinque Ports 100 Website

The expanded website for the Cinque Ports 100 is now live. Some details will change and more will be added in the coming weeks. Entries open on 9 October 2017 for both the Marshals' Walk and the Main…


NYM100 - Photos

Steve Clark's 699 photos from the North York Moors Hundred are here


Satmap have produced a map card for the North York Moors Hundred

The LDWA mapcard, priced at £25, is the recce route for the NY Moors Hundred. The full route will be released just two weeks before the main event. Satmap users will be well aware that Satmap have…


Results of elections to NEC announced at the National AGM, 12 March 2017

National Committee Elections In the election for General Secretary of the Long Distance Walkers Association,  680 valid votes were received. The number of votes cast for each candidate was as…


Tools For Walk Organisers

At the AGM in 2016, a request was made for opening and closing checkpoint calculators to be created that would assist challenge walk organisers in determining accurate opening and closing times. The…


John Nickerson

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of John Nickerson who passed away on 15th February 2017.John was a treasured friend and walking companion known to many LDWA members far beyond the…


NYM100 Waitlist currently empty

As of 9th February the North York Moors 100 waitlist is now empty (although the event is full).  As we still expect a number of those entered to withdraw before event entry closes you will have a…


Radio 4 to feature Ramblings on the Isaac's Tea Trail

A section of Isaac's Tea Trail - Keenley to Ninebanks will feature on the Radio 4 Ramblings programme with Clare Balding to be broadcast on 23rd March and repeated on 25th March


The Hundred in 2021

The Vermuyden LDWA group will organise the 2021 hundred mile walk. The application to host the event was ratified at the NEC meeting on 28 January 2017.The name of the event is the Trans Pennine…


LDWA AGM AND SOCIAL WEEKEND – 10th to 12th March 2017

The LDWA AGM and Social Weekend is fast approaching.  If you would like to attend the weekend, please contact Horwood House soon to secure your room and don't forget to let Katie Hunt know your…


North York Moors 100 - places available

From Steph Carter, North York Moors 100 Entries Secretary:We are re-opening entries to the North York Moors 100 on a "qualifier to come" basis as we currently have 36 places unfilled (as at 7…


A standardised barcoded tally card for events

From David Morgan:In order to make the life of LDWA members who have responsibility for organising challenge events easier, some of the documentation that is being standardised for the annual 100…


Y 100 Sir Fynwy

The 2020 Hundred, to be organised by South Wales group, now has a name - it will be called Y 100 Sir Fynwy, or, if you prefer, The Monmouthshire 100.  You can check here for some early local knowledge


The Hundred in 2020

The South Wales LDWA group will organise the 2020 '100' mile walk. The application to host the event was ratified at the NEC meeting in Nottingham on 22 October 2016.The name of the event will be…


Terry Griffiths, long standing LDWA leader and organiser, has died

We learnt yesterday of the very sad news of the sudden death of Terry Griffiths (7921A) whilst on a walking holiday in Slovenia with his wife and 21 LDWA Group members. Terry was a well known face in…


Hanging Stone Leap - Advice for Entrants

Would entrants please be aware that there is no parking at the Guisborough Rugby Club for entrants at the 27th Hanging Stone Leap – Saturday 6th August 2016.  Only check pointers and helpers…


LDWA National Executive Committee 2017 Elections

Nominations for the 2017 National Executive Committee positions are invited from members. All positions on the Executive are re-elected each year, with a maximum term of five years, or three years in…


Dorset 100 Video

Rob Jayne's video of The Dorset 100 event in May is here.Links to various photo collections are here


Durham Dales Change of Venue

Northumbria Group have had to change their HQ venue for the Durham Dales Challenge Walk on 25th June from the school buildings that were used for many years to Wolsingham Masonic Hall. WMH is…


Dorset 100 Introductory Film

On the 28th to the 30th of May 2016 the Dorset Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) are hosting the annual LDWA 100 mile walk. 500 participants will gather to attempt to complete…


Satmap Offer on mapping card and Active 12 for Dorset Hundred

Satmap have created a special offer for the Dorset Hundred. see Satmap bundle Offer  Also available is the dedicated mapping card for the event  see Dorset Hundred Mapping Card Please note part of…


The Hadrian Hundred 2019

From David Morgan: I am pleased to announce that on Sunday 13th March 2016, the National Executive Committee ratified an application from the Northumbria Group to organise the 2019 LDWA '100'. It…


LDWA Committee election results

In the election for six Executive Officer positions on the LDWA National Executive Committee, 551  valid ballot papers (paper or electronic) were received. The number of votes cast for each candidate…


Ernie Bishop

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Ernie Bishop, LDWA legend and former national and Kent chairman.  He was 88, and died on 6th March 2016.Ernie served on the national committee…


Bell Bridge, near Welton, Sebergham on the Cumbria Way

Bell Bridge near Welton, Sebergham was washed away at noon today, Wednesday 27 January 2016. A road alternative is advised between Raughton Head and Bell Bridge keeping to the east of the River…



"HUNTED"Channel 4 TV ........series 2LDWA members are invited to apply to take part in this new series...go on the run and evade capture for 28 days whilst being hunted by MI5 MI6 Police CIA !!!!!…


AGM 2016 - Room Booking

Please note that if you require a single room for the AGM weekend in Buxton, you need to book now.  The single rooms are nearly all gone and once they are used, we will have no more.  We have already…


The Hundred in 2019 - Offers Invited - A Message from David Morgan

Further to our advert in October, we have still not found a group that is currently available to organise the 2019 '100'. We are aware that a couple of groups are considering the prospect of…


Twitter followers reach 1000!

Twitter is helping the LDWA to attract even more members.  Today our followers reached 1000! If you are not yet following us, please find us at @LDWA1.  Don't forget our very active Facebook page…


Dorset 100 - No ballot required

The deadline date for the Dorset 100 ballot has now passed and we are pleased to announce that the ballot will not be required.All qualified entrants will now be invited to pay to enter the…


LDWA National Executive Committee 2016 Elections

Please note that there is an error in the notice of the 2016 NEC election as published in the August issue of Strider.Nomination papers for the 2016 National Committee positions must be returned to…


The Hundred in 2019

Expressions of interest are invited from LDWA local groups who would like to organise the 2019 '100' mile flagship event. The '100' is a unique event and a vitally important part of the LDWA…


North West Grampian now up and walking!

We are delighted to confirm that a new LDWA regional group, North West Grampian, is now set up and ready to take associate and primary members.Centred on the Moray Region of Scotland, but stretching…


Warrior Trail on Wednesday 12 August

A message from David Yates, Isle of Wight Group:Hi folks,The next IOW LDWA walk is a very special walk indeed, as we will be doing the recently-created Warrior Trail on Wednesday 12 August.We will be…


Parking for the Hanging Stone Leap – 8th August 2015

Unfortunately due to the re-seeding and ground work at the Club pitches at Guisborough Rugby Club, car parking for entrants will UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE ALLOWED AT THE RUGBY CLUB. The tarmac area…


LDWA National Executive Committee 2016 Elections

Nominations for the 2016 National Executive Committee positions are invited from members. All positions on the Executive are re-elected each year, with a maximum term of five years, or three years in…


Possible Moray Group?

The possibility of setting up a Moray Regional LDWA Group is currently being explored.The new group would cover those who live in IV (Inverness) and AB (Aberdeen) post code areas and  it would become…


New Bylaw for the LDWA NEC Election process

The National Executive Committee of the LDWA approved a new Bylaw on 11th July 2015, setting out a revised procedure for the election of officers to the NEC, which is available for inspection in the…


Ruthven Bridge over the Spey -Temporary Closed

Ruthven Bridge crosses the River Spey near Kingussie (NN75979978). The bridge is in a very poor condition and the bridge superstructure is about to be replaced. This will require that the bridge is…


The Dorset 100 - the website goes live

Dorset Group is delighted to be hosting the annual hundred mile challenge walk over the Bank Holiday weekend of 28th to 30th May 2016.Dorset is the county of Thomas Hardy, of his Egdon Heath, of…


Theresa Lee - Northumbria Group

Northumbria Group regret to report the death of Theresa Lee (née O'Sullivan) on Friday 15th May 2015 in Borders General Hospital following a short illness.  She had previously been a member of…


8000 Members Up!

On 19th May 2015 the LDWA reached the membership milestone of 8000 current members in a single membership year. This is our biggest ever membership as 2014's membership year end total of 7992 has…


South Lancashire Group Dissolved

The committee of South Lancashire have recently regrettably taken the decision to dissolve the group because 'The number of active members has fallen to a level where we cannot sustain a walks…


LDWA Hundreds and the UTMB

A message from David Morgan, National 100s Coordinator, and the 100s Sub-Committee: In recent years, the LDWA has worked with the organisers of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in order to enable…


Pennine Way TV Series marks 50 years of England's first National Trail.

A new TV series celebrates the 50th anniversary of Britain's first national trail, the Pennine Way, that is on 24 April 2015. The Pennine Way is broadcast weekly in four episodes from Friday 10 April…


Walk the Pennine Way in a Day

A news item from National Trails: Is it possible to walk the whole 268 miles of the Pennine Way in a day? Yes it is! But only if you have some help. Join in the most exciting day ever on the Pennine…


Woodhall Bridge Open

After a lengthy closure Woodhall Bridge, (near Wetherby, North Yorkshire) has now reopened restoring the Ebor Way, Tidewater Way and White Rose Way to the original routes. Image © Copyright Martin…


April Strider Delayed

Due to a mechanical breakdown at our printers which requires a spare part to be shipped in from overseas the completion of printing April 2015 Strider will be delayed a few days. This means rather…


National Committee changes

At the AGM on 15 March 2015 John Sparshatt, Paul Lawrence and Tim Glenn stepped down from the Executive Committee and the following new Committee was elected: Principal Officers:Gail Elrick…


Peter Cooper - Cornwall and Devon Group

PETER COOPER (LDWA No 3??) It is with the deepest regret that I report the death of another LDWA and Cornwall & Devon stalwart. Peter Cooper passed peacefully away on Thursday 5th March 2015 at…


The Sahara in October?

A North Yorkshire hospice is seeking intrepid trekkers with a taste for adventure to tackle their Sahara trek in October.The trek is fully supported, and promises to be the trek of a lifetime, as…


Geoff Saunders - Funeral Arrangements

It is with deep sadness that we record the death of Geoff Saunders, LDWA 347, on Saturday 14th February, after several months of deteriorating health. Geoff joined the LDWA in 1972, the year of its…


Satmap Offer & Red Rose

Satmap Systems have produced a map card for the Red Rose 100 for customers who already have an Active 10 or 12.  Just click on the link     A special LDWA…


A Long Walk Round Britain

Catch up with round Britain walker Alexander Ellis-Roswell from Kent, currently in North Cornwall.  He's done over 1000 miles so far to help raise funds for RNLI and could really do with some company…


Bridge Closure at River bridge, East Keswick

Hopes that Wood Hall Bridge might be reopened before Christmas have been dashed by North Yorkshire County Council. Citing weather problems, a spokesman said  engineers would not be back on site until…


2015 LDWA AGM and Social Weekend - Revised Routes

Please note that walks on the Saturday morning have been changed.  Distances of 22, 19, 17 and 9.5 miles are available.  There is also a coach trip to Chawton and Winchester.  See our AGM page for…


Channel 5 Documentary

A researcher working on a Channel 5 documentary will take a sensitive look at alternative Christmases throughout the UK. This insightful programme will feature four to five stories of individuals or…


Stuck for a present? Give LDWA Membership!

Looking for the perfect gift for someone you know who loves walking? Why not buy them a year's LDWA Membership? (Perhaps add a UK Trailwalker's Handbook at £14.95?).To keep the gift as a surprise,…


2018 LDWA Hundred awarded to Kent Group

The 2018 LDWA Hundred has been awarded to the Kent Group and will be named the Cinque Ports Hundred. The event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2018. More details may be found here


Ramblings - Clare Balding and John Sparshatt walk the Dales Way

The popular BBC Radio 4 weekly series, Ramblings, is running a six-part series featuring the Dales Way and these are on IPlayer Radio to listen again and as podcasts playable on most PCs, tablets and…


Announcement of the 2015 LDWA AGM, and Committee Nomination forms

The preliminary notice of our 2015 AGM can be found here.A form for the submission of nominations to the Committee can be found here.And here is a link to the AGM venue: Norton Park, Winchester


Kenneth Stocking

It is with sadness that the LDWA have learned of the passing of Kenneth Stocking. Ken passed away on Thursday 2 October after a long fight against leukaemia. Ken, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, was a…


Pennine Journey Update

Latest news of the recreation of Wainwright's first long distance walk can be found on the following link: Also on the newsletter,…


LDWA on Twitter

LDWA member Jane Williams is now in charge of our Twitter account @LDWA1. If you don't use Twitter but would like to pass on news about paths, walks, events or anything else to do with our…


The Valleys 100: Qualifying Points for UTMB®

Our 100s Coordinator Gail Elrick confirms that The Valleys 100 has achieved 4 qualifying points for those wanting to enter for The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB®). The qualifying races…


25th Hanging Stone Leap

The Hanging Stone Leap entry limit is 200 this year. If you intend entering on the day, please be aware that only 45 places are now left


Gran Canaria Walking Festival

Gran Canaria Walking Festival is pleased to offer a 15% discount for all LDWA members.  The third edition of the Gran Canaria Walking Festival will take place from 3 to 12 October 2014 in Gran…


50km for 50 years

Western Beacons volunteer mountain rescuers carry a stretcher across a 50km route in the Brecon Beacons to mark their team's half-century


A Double Hundred

South Wales Group's Facebook page features Rod Hollands' exceptional achievement - completing the Valleys Hundred twice in 96 hours - with pictures from various stages of his walk, and Merrian…



Due to production problems at the printer April Strider, which was due to have been posted Friday March 21st, has been delayed 2 working days, and will now be posted Tuesday March 25th. This should…



LDWA AGM 14-16  March FreeCycle  Bring along your old maps, walking books, compasses and other bits and pieces, which you no longer want.  Remember your rubbish may be somebody else's treasure.  Pay…


National Trails Website Launch

The official launch of the new National Trails website takes place today (Monday 13 January 2014). This site ( is packed with practical information and new maps for the 15…


Sad death of Nev Tandy

It is with sadness that the LDWA have been informed of the passing of Nev Tandy. Nev was a very early LDWA member - founder of the Reservoir Roundabout and the Mid Wales Mountain Marathon - both of…


LDWA is now on Twitter

The LDWA now has a Twitter account - @LDWA1


LDWA Membership as a gift!

Looking for the perfect gift for someone you know who loves walking? Why not buy them a year's LDWA Membership? (perhaps add  a UK Trail Walkers Handbook at £13.95?). To do so you must pay by cheque…


New Ordnance Survey Electronic Map Pricing

Several of the electronic maps providers have drastically reduced their prices... Ordnance Survey has made a significant change to its pricing structure for 25k Explorer Mapping. This has enabled…


Kilburn Kanter - 2nd Nov.

Please note the following checkpoint changes... Checkpoint 1 is near Shaw's Gate (SE 521 822) Checkpoint 2 is now at Cold Kirby Village Hall (SE 533 845) Revised Route Description can be found here


John O' Gaunt - 19th Oct

Please note that this will be the last John O' Gaunt challenge event. Next year West Yorkshire expect to host a new event from Gargrave


Treasurer Vacancy

Due to unforeseen circumstances Ian Beveridge the LDWA Treasurer will not be able to continue in 2014. In addition to the other vacancies on the National Committee we now request nominations from…


Walkers campaign for the England Coast Path

A BBC Newsnight report on the England Coast Path aired recently has shown that the Government's enthusiasm for a continuous path around the English coast is waning.  See more at:…


Parking for the Hanging Stone Leap – 10th August 2013

  Unfortunately due to the re-seeding of one of the Rugby pitches at Guisborough Rugby Club, car parking for entrants will be severely restricted.The tarmac area at the club is only for the use of…


Camel Teign Ivor's Dream 100 - BBC Radio 4

Devon and Cornwall Group of the LDWA were approached by BBC Radio 4 just before the 100 and asked if they could interview walkers for their programme. We suggested they followed just two entrants…


Coldstream Guards Memorial March

We've been contacted by the York Branch Coldstream Guards Association about their Memorial March which is taking place on Sunday 8th September 2013 on the North Yorkshire Moors. The event is a…


Free Clothing from Universal Textiles

We have recently been contact by Hopwood P.R. who are organising a media photoshoot with a walking club in Lutterworth for their client, Universal Textiles and they were wondering if the LDWA would…


AGM Strider Report

The 2013 AGM Report is now online and can be found in the library in the AGM Minutes Section


Camel-Teign 100

Steve Clarke's photos from this year's Hundred can be viewed here


Walking Dartmoor: History and Heart Monday 24 – 28 June

Schumacher College have a course coming up which might be of interest to LDWA members. The course 'Walking Dartmoor: History and Heart', is for people who love walking and who wish to experience the…


Isle of Wight Group

At the previous NEC meeting it was agreed to let Dave Yates setup an Isle of Wight group. Anyone wishing to associate themselves with the IOW group will need to change their preferences. Please use…


Camel Teign 100

The Cornwall & Devon Membership, as the organiser of this years 100 event, are appalled to learn that yellow paint has been sprayed on parts of the route. Some are on 'stones'  connected to ancient…


Recky info. - Camel Teign 100

DEFRA will be closing East Moor in Cornwall from 12th April for 4 days in order to cull ponies on the moorland. East Moor is on the Bolventor to North Hill section (CP4 to CP5).  


Irregulars' Lakeland Tarns Walk 30/03/13 cancelled

Regrettably due to continuing poor weather conditions tomorrow's walk has had to be cancelled


Grim and Gruesome - Cancelled (31/03/13)

Due to adverse conditions, the Grim and Gruesome, from Grimwith reservoir; for Nidderdale group to be held on the Sunday 31st March, has been cancelled


Black Brook Cancelled

Please note that the Black Brook Challenge Walk; due to take place on Saturday 23rd March 2013, has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions


University of Cambridge Bird Survey

A research team at the University of Cambridge is running an online survey to better understand how people influence the distribution of certain bird species across gardens in the UK. As a group that…


AGM Information (2)

AGM walks are for members attending the AGM. Some walks are already oversubscribed. For attendees at the hotel please book in with Heart of England members to confirm your selection, and in the case…


AGM Information

Heart of England is looking forward to welcoming all members attending the AGM weekend next week. Check-in from 3pm at the Abbey Hotel. Details regarding all walks and the tour will be available in…


Dogs On Walks

The following link gives details of the proposed LDWA policy on dogs:


Sad death of John Forster

It is with sadness that the LDWA have been informed today of the passing of John Forster 27/1/2013. John never got over the loss of his beloved wife Shirley and both will be missed by so many LDWA…


Esk Valley Way 1 - Re-scheduled

Please Note that Cleveland's walk "Esk Valley Way - Leg 1" is now re-scheduled to Sunday 17th February, now parking at the car park at the top of Castleton Village - NZ680077


West of Trafalgar Square (20/1/13)

Note: London's walk 'West of Trafalgar Square' due to be held on Sunday, 20th Jan. 2013 has been cancelled due to the weather conditions


Mid Worcestershire Ring - Cancelled

Please Note that the Mid Worcestershire Ring - Heart of England walk - on 19th Jan has been Cancelled


Irregulars Walk - Lakeland Tarns 26 (18/01/2013)

Please note that the Irregulars Walk; Lakeland Tarns 26 walk due to take place on Saturday 19th January 2013, has been cancelled due to forecast extreme weather conditions


Wallking in the woods? Official Advice

The Forestry Commission has published  Guidelines for visitors to woodland as a result of Ash Dieback disease: The risk of visitors spreading the disease is very small and we are not closing forests…


Sad death of Steve Singleton

Funeral Arrangements, Thursday 17th January, 3pm at Dukinfield Crematorium, Hall Green Road, SK16 4EP and afterwards at Barton Villa, Crescent Road, SK16 4EY for a buffet. All welcome. His mother has…


First Aid

Hazel Sillver is a freelance journalist writing for a new magazine called Women's Walking,  and she's looking for a case study and wonder if any of your members might be willing? You must be a female…


Nowt to do with Adders and Stones!

Please Note: Northumbria's Nowt to do with Adders and Stones! walk will take place on Saturday 23 March 2013 and not Thursday 21st March 2013 as published in Strider


New BBN Group Secretary

At the Beds, Bucks & Northants AGM on the 25th November Norman Corrin stepped down as Group Secretary and Merrian Lancaster was elected to take over


National Trail Register: the Pennine Bridleway to be added to the list of National Trails

From 1st January 2013, the Pennine Bridleway, which was officially opened on 12th June 2012, will be added to the list of National Trails on the National Trails Register, and so completion of this…


Apology from Yorkshire Coast

Some of the more observant members of the LDWA will have noticed that the photo on the inside back cover of Strider actually shows Nigel Stephenson with Karen Scales on the Smugglers Trod and not…


Sad death of Chris Dawes

Funeral Arrangements Telford Crematorium Woodhouse Lane, Telford TF2 9NJ 1300 Tuesday 4th December 2012 followed by a walk and refreshments. We are very sad to report the sudden death at the age of…


Camel Teign Ivor's Dream Entries

With the deadline for members priority entries for the 100 approaching, the Entries Secretary (Annette Merchant) would like to remind you that if you think have entered the event but have not…


Rudolph's Romp (01/12/2012)

Note: The Rudolph's Romp is full and there is no entry on the day


The LDWA web site has just been moved to a new Web Host Provider

The LDWA web site has just been moved to a new Web Host Provider to ensure that we are able to cope with the continued growth in use we have seen over the last few years. This upgrade has now been…


2013 Hundred

Registration for 2013 opens on Monday 15 October and closes on Friday 30 November. If more than 550 entries are received by then there will be a ballot


Environment Matters Forum

Got a Dishwasher? Want to know if that is environmentally friendly. Check out the Environment Matters Forum, where these and other environmental issues can be discussed. Click here for further details


Camel-Teign Ivor's Dream 100 Webpages Now Online

The webpages for the 2013 Hundred,  Camel-Teign Ivor's Dream are now online here


Games 100 Photos

The complete set of Games 100 photos are now online. See: here for further details.  


White Rose Walk Badges

North Yorkshire LDWA have a limited number of White Rose Walk badges for sale at £2 plus p&p, Contact Roger Wandless at for further details


Games 100 Photos & Detailed Results

Games 100 photos are here and detailed results are here


Ann Hearne Memorial Walk

On the 21st July, the West Lancs group are walking the short route of the Anglezarke Amble in memory of Ann Hearn who Sadly passed away recently. Please contact Doreen Viney if you intend coming on…


Not the Ridgeway from Nettlebed Cancelled

Please note that the Surrey Group Walk: "Not the Ridgeway from Nettlebed" on Saturday 30th June has had to be cancelled as it clashes with Henley Regatta week and travel through the town to get to…


Malvern Midsummer Marathon Full

Entry for the Malvern Midsummer Marathon, to be held on Saturday, 23rd June 2012, is now full


Games 100 Summary Results

Summary results of the Games 100 are available here


Games 100 Marshals' Walk Results

This page has the results of the Marshals' Walk that took place over the weekend of 5-7 May 2012, in sometimes difficult conditions underfoot after the wettest April on record, though those finishing…


Issac’s Tea Trail

The Northumbria group are Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the LDWA with a weekend away at Alston YHA on Friday 14th through Sunday 16th September 2012 and will be completing the 38 mile long…


Games 100 start times

There have been 3 updates sent out to entrants for this years’ Games 100. On each update along with the information released we have reminded entrants to tell us their planned start time even if it…


Satmap 10, Games 100 Offer

SatMap have produced an offer for entrants to the Games 100. The offer is not exclusive to that group and any LDWA member may take advantage of the special discount to purchase an Active 10 with the…


Black Brook - Date Change

Please note that the Irregular's Black Brook Challenge walk is now being held on the 31st March 2012


Bath Beat Full

The Bath Beat, to be held on Saturday 14th April, is full and no more entries can be accepted


Anyone want to walk 2012km?

The 'Gold Challenge', organised in conjunction with the British Olympic Association, is a challenge to walk/run/cycle/hop... 2012km, 201.2km or 20.12km, with a chance of winning a place in the first…


Games 100 Route Description Available

The Route Description for the LDWA Games 100, together with trackfiles for the route, is now available here


Winter Poppyline Full

Entry for the Winter Poppyline, to be held on Sat 25th - Sun 26th Feb 2012, is now full


New Forum Topic

A new Forum topic called 'Notice Board' has been created to display Items for Sale or Lost Property


Blacks/Millets Discount Scheme

Due to the recent change in ownership of Blacks and Millets stores the Specialist Group Discount Card is no longer valid. This is with immediate effect. Blacks/Millets apologise for any inconvenience…


Winter Tanners Full

Entry for the Winter Tanners, to be held on Sunday, 15th Jan 2012, is now full. For those of you lucky enough to have secured a place on the Winter Tanners remember to download your Route Description…


Punchbowl Marathon Full

Entry for the Punchbowl Marathon, to be held on Sunday, 12th Feb 2012, is now full


West Yorkshire Group walk on Saturday 31st December

Details of the West Yorkshire Group Walk on Saturday 31st December have now been announced and it will start at 8.30am from Ilkley Bridge, New Bridge Street, Ilkley. See website for details:…


New Mapping

Over the past two years it has become apparent that the OS Openspace mapping was being used to the limit of the existing free availability on our website. Use of the website and in particular the…


Wye Forest 50 Full

Entry for the Wye Forest 50, to be held on 28-29th April 2012, is now full


No draw required for the LDWA Games 100 and entries re-open

The Games 100 registration period is now closed and there was no need for a draw. All those entrants who have met the qualifying criteria have been offered a place. Offers and requests for payment…


Wensleydale Wedge Full

Entry for the Wensleydale Wedge, to be held on 20th November, is now full


Shillington Shuffle Full

Entry for the Shillington Shuffle, to be held on 13th November, is now full


Kilburn Kanter Full

Entry for the Kilburn Kanter, to be held on 5th November, is now full


LDWA Games 100 Entries Open

Registration of entries for the LDWA Games 100 in 2012 is now open here


Wenlock Olympian Walk

Marches LDWA Group are organising walks of 50 & 100 miles in Shropshire on 21-22 July 2012 as part of the Wenlock Olympian Games. The website for the walk is now live, giving details and background…


Outdoor Activity Survey

A team at Queen’s University Management School in Belfast are conducting a study that looks at the kind of outdoor activities people take part in. They are asking members of associations such as the…


East Yorkshire Website Down

Please note that the East Yorkshire local website hosted by Beehive is temporarily down. Check the following website (hosted by the LDWA) for upcoming Social walks


2012 Hundred Qualifying Events

The website for the Games Hundred to be held in 2012 now includes a list of qualifying events. Further information will be added to the site as time progresses


Blank Letter to Events Secretary

LDWA Events Secretary, Madeleine Watson, received an envelope this morning (24th August) which had nothing in it. The postmark is unreadable but does have the words in Welsh as well as English. If…


Tree-felling on the Southern Upland Way

We are advised by Forestry Commission Scotland that there will be tree harvesting by Loch Dee on the Southern Upland Way starting Friday 26th August, lasting for two weeks or so. The trail will be…


2012 Hundred Details - Correction

Groups or individuals would would like to volunteer to help with the Games 100 to be held on 2-4 June 2012, are asked to contact Neil Higham. Unfortunately Neil's email address was given incorrectly…


Filey Flyer - Date Change

The Filey Flyer event, organised by East Yorks LDWA Group will be held on Saturday 7th January 2012, NOT 21st January as listed in August Strider. Details of the event may be found at this link


Margaret Steer

It is with great sadness we report that Margaret Steer died peacefully at her home in Porthleven in Cornwall in the morning of Tuesday 28th June. Margaret was the widow of Chris Steer, cofounder of…


The LDWA Web Server has been Upgraded

The server that hosts the LDWA web site has just been upgraded to ensure that we are able to cope with the continued growth in use we have seen over the last few years. This upgrade has now been…


Website Temporarily Unavailable on June 28th

It has become necessary to upgrade to the server that hosts the LDWA website to use the latest software packages. For users of the LDWA website it will mean that the website will be temporarily…


Malvern Marathon Full

Entry for the Malvern Marathon, to be held on 25th June, is now full


East Lancs Walk Change - Saturday 18th June

East Lancs LDWA Group have cancelled their Welsh 3000 walk on Saturday 18th June and replaced it with 'A Bit of this and a Bit of That'. Saturday, 18th June 2011 at 08.00am prompt. From - the…


LDWA Member on Countdown

The LDWA gets a mention on the Channel 4 programme 'Countdown' to be shown at 3.10pm on April 29th when Roger Edwards, known to Strider readers as 'Backmarker', takes part in the programme. The…


Betty Cooper

Cornwall & Devon LDWA are very sorry to report that Betty Cooper passed away on Saturday 9th April after having been unwell for some time. Betty will be remembered for the checkpoints she manned on…


Blacks and Milletts Discount

Blacks and Milletts are starting a scheme where they will offer LDWA members’ discounts of 15% on all items including those reduced in sales. The cards are valid in all stores. However for LDWA…


Durham Dales & Malvern Marathon

Although challenge walkers will be disappointed to hear the Tranquility Trail, scheduled for 25th June, has been cancelled, allow us to remind you of two other excellent events up and down the…


Tranquility Trail cancelled

The Tranquility Trail, due to be held on Saturday June 25th, has been cancelled. Unfortunately, the Buddhists of Kilnwick Percy, who in the past have organised the walk in partnership with East Yorks…


Proposed Heart of Scotland Group

The LDWA hopes to set up an LDWA local group to cover roughly the area around Perth & Kinross, Fife, Tayside, Stirling and Angus. The very successful 'Heart of Scotland 100' was held in the area last…


Chiltern Kanter Parking

Please note that for the Chiltern Kanter this weekend the only car parking available is in the 3 public car parks in the town. (They are all close to the event venue the British Red Cross Hall) 2 of…


Government Withdraws Forestry Proposals

Following the widespread public opposition to Government proposals in the Public Bodies Bill that would have enabled the sale of the public forest estate without preserving some rights of access, the…


Forestry Sales Consultation

DEFRA is currently running a public consultation about the future ownership and management of the public forest estate in England – land managed by the Forestry Commission on behalf of the DEFRA.…


Concerns over the Public Bodies Bill

The LDWA has, along with 11 other outdoor organisations, added its name to a statement of concern over those parts of the Public Bodies Bill, currently before the House of Lords, that may affect…


The Hebden Challenge Event is Full

The entry list for The Hebden Challenge Event due to be held on Saturday 22nd January 2011 is now full with 400 entrants. Consequently we regret that no further postal entries, entries on line nor…


East Yorks Group walk cancelled

Twelve Dales to Christmas, the annual walk over the Yorkshire Wolds due to take place from Langtoft, near Driffield next Sunday (December 19) has been cancelled. The East Yorkshire Group of the Long…


December Strider - Message from Membership Secretary

December Strider has been dispatched, however they went out in batches. I won't bore you with the technicalities but I had to produce 10 separate mailing lists. One went out first and one went out…


AGM 2011

Booking is now open for the 2011 AGM Weekend, to be held for Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March in Axbridge, Somerset. Details and a booking form may be found on the AGM Webpage or in the booklet…


Rudolph's Romp Cancelled

Rudolph's Romp, the annual challenge walk over the Yorkshire Wolds due to take place this coming Saturday 4th December, has been cancelled because of the severe weather conditions. More than 400…


Reg Chapman Funeral

The funeral of Reg Chapman will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 17th November at Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DB. Friends from the LDWA are most welcome. Afterwards all…


Reg Chapman

It is with great sadness that we report that Reg Chapman, LDWA Internet Officer and National Committee member, passed away on Friday evening. Our condolences go to Jan and their family. Reg has…


Could You be LDWA General Secretary?

The LDWA National Committee requires a new General/Company Secretary from the AGM in March 2011. The job involves preparing agendas/minutes/AGM Booklets etc. You would also need to deal with general…


Norman Thomas on Radio Lancashire

LDWA member Norman Thomas will be a guest on Radio Lancashire on Thursday 28 October 11.00 - 13.00. The main topic for discussion will be the 22 mile long distance route 'A Breath of Fresh Air' which…


East Lancs Group Walk - Date Correction

Please note that the East Lancs LDWA Group Walk 'West Pennine Moor Boundary Walk' will take place on Sunday 19th September (NOT 19th October as listed in August Strider) .  West Pennine Moor Boundary…


East Lancs Walk - Date Correction

Please note that the East Lancs LDWA Group Walk 'West Pennine Moor Boundary Walk' will take place on Sunday 19th September (NOT 19th October as listed in August Strider) .  West Pennine Moor Boundary…


Ken Andrews

Members will be sad to learn that Ken Andrews, former Treasurer of the LDWA, died on Friday 27th August aged 77. He had been fighting cancer for sometime


Heart of Scotland 100 DVD

A DVD covering all facets of the Heart of Scotland 100 has been produced and is available for purchase. Those who entered the event will have received an order form with the Report and Results which…


Julie Welch on Feet & Walking on Radio 4

Keen LDWA member, former Strider editor and author of the book 'Out on Your Feet'  on doing the LDWA 100, is presenting one of the regular Radio 4 programmes 'With Great Pleasure' on Tuesday, 27…


Heart of Scotland 100 Merchandise

All outstanding Heart of Scotland 100 merchandise has now been dispatched and no further orders for merchandise can be accepted


New Online Tick-Risk Tool

An online device that helps walkers find out whether they might be at risk of potentially fatal Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) when travelling across Europe is now available at the Tick Alert website.…


100 Lost Property and Certificates

Below is a list along with a picture of lost property that was handed in at the Heart of Scotland 100. To claim any item please email Paul. Also, if you did not collect your certificate at the end…


Heart of Scotland 100 Photos

There is now a range of photographs of the Heart of Scotland 100 on the web, including those by Steve Clark, Merrian Lancaster 1 and 2, Peter Greyson, Nick Ham, and there are some videos by John…


New Eastern Triple Challenge

A new Eastern Triple Challenge will be created with the Herts Stroller taking place on 14-15th August 2010 followed by the Poppyline 50 in August 2011 and the Shotley 50 on 10-11th September 2011. …


2011 Housman Hundred Website

The website for the Housman Hundred, to be held on 28-30 May 2011, is now available here where further information on the event may be found


100 Photo Gallery Available

Heart Of Scotland photos (supplied by Steve Clark) are now available directly via the website main menu or from Heart Of Scotland Photo Galleries


Tom Sinclair

It is with deep regret we record that Tom Sinclair, past Chairman of the LDWA, passed away on 9th June. Tom suffered a stroke on Easter Sunday, from which he never recovered. After several weeks in…


Heart of Scotland 100 Results Available

Provisional results for the Heart of Scotland 100 are now available under 'Latest News' on the Heart of Scotland 100 website


Scottish Hundred - Any Withdrawals?

Please would anyone who has a confirmed entry in the Heart of Scotland 100 but knows that they won't be able to take it up for some reason let the Entires Secretary know as soon as possible (email…


Apology for Strider Omission

The list of National Committee changes on page 3 of April Strider omitted to thank Nicky Wood who has retired as Local Groups Secretary. She should of course have been included and we are very…


LDWA Website Upgraded

Welcome to the upgraded LDWA website! We have made a number of improvements: Mapping from Ordnance Survey is now available to: help you visualise locations for events and walks select and follow…


Kipling Kaper - 27 March - Change of Start

Please note that there has been a late change to the start venue for the Kipling Kaper, to be held on Saturday 27 March. It will now start from the Swythamley & Heaton Centre, SK11 0SJ (GR SJ965631).…


Members' Discounted Tickets for The Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show takes place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 26th to 28th March 2010 with a wide range of stands, displays and speakers relating to outdoor activities. LDWA…


Lunsdale Walks Cancelled

Morecambe Bay and Bowland LDWA Group regret that the Lunsdale Walks, due to be held on Saturday March 13, have been cancelled because of lack of entrants


Tandem Cancellation - 20th February

Unfortunately due to the overnight deterioration in the weather conditions, i.e. heavy snow and extreme low temperatures making driving conditions hazardous, the Tandem event was unable to go ahead.…


Heart of Scotland 100 Full

The entry limit of 530 for the Heart of Scotland 100 has now been reached. Any further entries received by 1 May will be put on the waiting list. Entries on the waiting list with an appropriate…


Wessex 100 Video on YouTube

The video that was made of the Wessex 100 last year may now be viewed on YouTube through the following links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3


Dorset Giant Full

The Dorset Giant, to be held on 24-25 April and organised by Dorset LDWA Group, is now full. No more entries will be accepted nor will a waiting / reserve list be operated as the Group has allowed …


Filey Flyer Postponed

Heavy snowfalls over the high ground have led to the postponement of the Filey Flyer, the long distance challenge walk due to be held at the East Coast resort this coming Saturday, January 16. A new…


LDWA Members in the Guardian

Today's (Saturday 9th January) Guardian carries a 'Walk Yourself Fit' Guide that includes the thoughts of several well-known LDWA members including John Walker, Betty Lewis, Garfield Southall, Julie…


Re-scheduled Tandem

Due to the postponement and rescheduling of the 2010 Tandem a small number of teams will be unable to attend the new date of the 20th February set for the event. Those teams unable to attend the new…


Reservoir Roundabout II STILL ON

The Reservoir Roundabout II event is still on as the weather forecast is good and all main roads are clear. The route has been modified to take account of the snow and distances are now 20 and 16…


Winter Tanners - Postponed to Sunday 24 January

Due to the weather conditions and forecast for the next few days, the Surrey Group has decided to postpone the Winter Tanners from this Sunday 10 January to Sunday 24 January 2010. All entrants will…


UK Trailwalker’s Handbook is a Bestseller!

The UK Trailwalker’s Handbook, the new LDWA Directory of Long Distance Paths, recently published by Cicerone Press, has reached top rank in several catgories in Amazon's listings of bestselling books…


The Hebden - Full

The Hebden, to be held on Saturday 23rd January, has now reached the maximum entry number and, with regret, the entry list has been closed. No further entries can be accepted and there will be no…


Stansted Stagger Postponed

Due to the weather conitions we had to postpone the Stansted Stagger which was due to take place on Sunday 20th December.The event is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 3rd January 2010. Entrants…


bc ring Guidebook - price correction

The bc ring, a 62mile trail around Bishop's Castle in Shropshire, is a new trail that was described on page 28 of December Strider. Unfortunately the price details in Strider are incorrect. The…


No ballot needed for the Heart of Scotland 100

The limit of 530 entries for the Heart of Scotland 100 was not reached by 5th December, and therefore a draw for places is unnecessary. All those who entered by this date with an acceptable…


Correction to Puzzlers’ Plod Competition

There is an unfortunate error in the “Puzzlers’ Plod” competition on page 11 of December Strider. The first sentence should read: “This year’s Puzzlers’ Plod event had two routes, both less than…


Henry Bridge

Members will be sorry to learn of the death of Henry Bridge in late October at the age of 99. Henry is a legend in LDWA circles, well-known to longer standing members. He joined the LDWA when 68 and…


Heart of England - Walk on Sunday November 22nd - Programme Correction

Note that the Heart of England Group walk 'From Sauce to Source - Stage 1' will take place on Sunday November 22nd (not Saturday November 22nd as it was listed in Strider). See the Heart of England…


Hundreds Featured in the 'Independent' Newspaper

Five pages of the 'Life' section of today's (20 October) 'Independent' newspaper are devoted to extracts from Julie Welch's book 'Out on Your Feet' on walking Hundreds. There is also brief…


Julie Welch's Woman's Hour Interview Available for Streaming

Anyone who missed the interview with Julie Welch about the LDWA and Hundreds this morning (Thursday 8 October) can listen to it on this page of the BBC Website. 'Out on Your Feet: The Hallucinatory…


Heart of Scotland 100 entry now open

Entry for the Heart of Scotland 100 is now open. An entry form, along with the event rules and further information, may be downloaded from the event webpage. Alternatively, online entry through…


Julie Welch's book 'Out on Your Feet' has now been published

Out on Your Feet', the new book about Hundred Walking by former Strider Editor, Julie Welch, has now been published.  The book describes how, from her first encounters with long distance walking and…


Archive of 100 Results and Routes is now complete

Electronic archiving of the route descriptions, results, certificates and badges for all the LDWA 100s, spanning the years 1973-2009, has now been completed. The material may be found in the Library…


The Hebden - Change of Date

The Hebden will be run next year on Saturday 23rd January rather than Saturday 9th January so as to enable participants to enter The Tandem which is being held on the earlier date. The Hebden 2010…


Heart of Scotland 100 Webpages Now Online

The webpages for the 2010 Heart of Scotland 100 are now online at this link The webpages include general information on the event, event rules, pictures of the route, etc. There is also a…


New Book on Hundreds by Julie Welch

In a new 250 page book, 'Out on Your Feet', sports writer and former Strider Editor, Julie Welch, describes how from her first encounters with long distance walking and the LDWA she was enthused to…


BBN Founders Memorial Bench

BBN have installed a Memorial Bench in memory of their 2 founder members Chris Meredith MBE and Chris Goodman who passed away in 2008 which was the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the group The…


Heart of Scotland 100

The Heart of Scotland 100 will be held over the weekend of 29th-31st May 2010. There is no local group and the organisation is being undertaken by members of Cumbria, Cleveland, Northumbria and…


LDWA Donations for Projects

Members are reminded that if they would like the National Committee to consider a donation in 2009 from LDWA funds to a project or cause relevant to the aims of the Association, in line with the LDWA…


Shirley Foster

It is with deep sadness that we record the death of Shirley Ann Forster who died on 9th June 2009. Shirley, wife of John Forster, had been a member of the East Yorkshire LDWA since 1981


Wessex 100 Results

The results of the Wessex 100 are now on the Wessex 100 Website. Results of the Marshals' Walk may be found here


Wessex 100 Photographs on Web

Photographs taken by Steve Clark, 'Official' 100 Photographer, are now on the BBN website


Eileen Knopfel Memorial Walks

Well-known walker and member of Westmorland and North Lancs LDWA Group Eileen Knopfel died earlier this year. Rosemary Webster, a close friend of Eileen, will be walking 60 miles over 3 days in June…


Wessex 100 Marshals' Walk Results

The results for the Wessex 100 Marshals' Walk, held on 2nd-4th May, may be found on the Marshals' Walk web site


Live Cam Coverage of Wessex 100

There will be live camera coverage of both the Marshals Walk and the Main Event streamed from Petersfield. A mobile camera will be installed outside the Good Intent (or through the window if…


National Trail Walkers Certificates Now Available

Attractive certificates for those on the LDWA Register of National Trail Walkers are now available! As mentioned in April Strider the Register records anyone who has completed 5, 10, 15 or all 18…


Opening of the 'Around Corby' Long Distance Path

The new 35 mile Around Corby Long Distance Path will be officially opened as part of the Around Corby Walking Festival over the weekend of 2nd-4th May. The route, which connects the 7 parishes of…


Extension of the Cowal Way in Southwest Scotland

The Cowal Way in southwest Scotland now runs all the way from Portavadie to Inveruglas, Loch Lomond, making it 57miles (92km) in all. This makes it possible to walk all the way from the Mull of…


Walk to remember Dave Green and unveil a seat

On Friday 24th April 2009 there will be a 6 mile walk from South Kenton Underground Station to Hendon Central Underground Station to remember Dave Green and to unveil a seat in his memory at Barn…


New Series on Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

LDWA members may be interested to know that the new series on Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk will be shown on BBC4 starting on Thursday 9th April at 8.30 pm, repeated at 2 am the next morning. See…


LDWA Establish National Trails Register

As mentioned in April Strider, the LDWA has set up a Register of National Trail Walkers. The Register will record those who have completed 5, 10, 15 or all 18 'Official' National Trails in England…


LDWA AGM Weekend - Change of Chair

The LDWA AGM weekend took place in Llandrindod Wells over the first weekend in March. There were four walks of various lengths on the Saturday as well as alternative activities. The Annual Dinner was…


Eileen Knopfel

Westmorland and North Lancs group are very sad to announce the death of a dear friend, Eileen Knopfel (nee Sedgwick), who passed away quietly at home on Monday 2 March after a short illness.  The…


No draw necessary for places on the Wessex 100

The entry limit for the Wessex 100s had not been exceeded by 21st February and hence a draw for places on the event was unnecessary. All entries received before this date have been accepted and…


Calendar of Irish Challenge Walks

For those interested in walking in the Emerald Isle, the Walkers Association of Ireland have an attractive list of challenge walks organised by various bodies during 2009. These include the famous…


Oxfam Trailtrekker and Trailwalker

For those of you looking for a longer route, perhaps as preparation for the 2010 Hundred, Oxfam is organising two different 100 km routes this year, Trailwalker and Trailtrekker. These events are…


Entry forms available for the Wessex 100

Entries are now open for the Wessex 100 to be held on Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May 2009. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Wessex 100 Website where further details may be found


Lots of new items in the new look LDWA shop

Tim Glenn has stocked the LDWA shop with lots of new clothing items just in time for Christmas. The shop layout has been improved and now includes photographs of the new ranges, which are all…


Tommy Rainford

We are very sorry to report that Tommy Rainford died in hospital on 16th October. Tommy had been an enthusiastic member of the LDWA for almost 20 years, walking and checkpointing with several groups…


Dave Green

It is with great sadness we report that Dave Green, husband of Jill, died suddenly on Sunday 28th September while he was leading a walk in London. The funeral will be on Tuesday 14th October at…


The 2009 Wessex Hundred website is live.

You can now view the website for the 2009 Wessex Hundred on . The website includes outline route details, checkpoint locations, event rules, a forum, contact information and…


Plot of time taken against age on the Yoredale 100

Peter Russell has done a fascinating plot of time taken against age of finishers in the Yoredale 100. He has plotted a regression line so that you can see whether you are slow or fast for your age!


Challenge Walks - Advance Notice of Dates

In an attempt to avoid some clashes in the events calendar, events organisers are invited to update the web calendar with the provisional date of their event(s) at the earliest opportunity - all that…


Completer lists can be viewed online

The lists of completers of the Hillwalkers Registers maintained by Alan Castle can now be viewed online. From the Services menu on the LDWA Homepage click on Hillwalkers Register, then select one of…


Online Entry for Events

It is now possible to enter the Trollers Trot directly online from the Trollers Trot event page on the LDWA website . Any walk organiser who wishes to have a similar system in place should contact…


Steve Clark's 100 Photos on Web

Steve Clark's photo sequence of the Cant Canolbath 100 is now up on the Beds, Bucks & Northants web site


Plot of time taken against age of 100 finishers

Peter Russell has plotted a table comparing the age of those completing the recent hundred with the time taken and performed a liner regression that identifies some slight correlation. Perhaps the…


Tick Alert campaign aimed at walkers

The Tick Alert campaign aims to raise awareness of tick born diseases in Britain and abroad, particularly amongst walkers and those who participate in outdoor activities. Tick Borne Encephalitis and…


Reduced subsecription rate to TGO magazine

The Great Outdoors (TGO) magazine offer a reduced subscription rate to walking associations and the LDWA is one of them. This is advertised on page 3 of TGO magazine every month. The current cover…

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