Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA)
The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is a British not for profit, volunteer-led association whose aim is “to further the common interests of those who enjoy long distance walking”. The LDWA is an association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, urban, mountainous, coastal or moorland areas. Walks fall into two categories:
Social walks (also referred to as group walks) are normally led walks of anything up to 30 miles in length and Challenge events, normally between 20 and 100 miles.
The LDWA has the most comprehensive database on long-distance paths in the UK and is recognised as the sports governing body for the discipline of “long distance walking” in England, Wales and Scotland. It is also a national governing body for Rambling, recognised by Sport England.
The LDWA has over 40 local groups which organise walks for their members, and publishes a journal Strider three times a year.