Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) 2023

Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) 2023

We are very pleased to welcome back the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) a British not for profit, volunteer-led association, founded in 1972, and 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 100

The annual “Hundred” event, is the LDWA’s flagship event. Held every year in a different part of the country, to coincide with the late May bank holiday, up to 500 people gather to walk 100 miles in 48 hours. In order to enter all these people will have completed a qualifying event beforehand. The first 100-mile event held was the Downsman 100 in 1973. There have been two years without a hundred-mile event: 2001 when foot and mouth closed the countryside, and 2020 when COVID-19 prevented the event taking place. COVID-19 also affected the 2021 event which was run as the Sir Fynwy virtual 100.

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.

Come along and chat to Matt Parker who is the Communications Officer and a big fan of running

Website National:  ldwa.org.uk
Website: Bristol & West
Facebook: Long Distance Walkers Association
Instagram: ldwa_org


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