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Hiking in the UK

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:14 am
by TonyT
Greetings!

I've just joined this forum and I see that people occasionally ask about hiking in the UK. You might like to know about the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). If you check out their website you'll find walks (not hikes, we're in the UK now) ranging from about 20 miles up to their annual flagship event, a 100-mile walk.

As well as what they call Challenge Events there's an active programme of locally organised social walks, mostly on a Sunday. The great thing is that as a visitor you can just turn up and join the walks, and you'd be very welcome. The first couple of times it won't cost anything; after that you'd be expected to join the national organisation (it's an insurance thing) but that only costs a few pounds.

So if you're planning a trip to the UK, check it out. These links will help:

LDWA: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/
My own local group: http://www.thamesvalleyldwa.org.uk/
Next year's 100-miler (website not fully ready, but you can see the route): http://www.wessex100.org.uk
This year's 100 (took place in May): http://www.yoredale100.org.uk

You never know - I might see you on a walk one day!