1 Our Area


 Our Area covers Hertfordshire and the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, acting as a link between the national organisation and our Groups. This map shows our geographical area and the boundaries of the local authorities within it. 

Area Council

Our Area Council consists of Area officers (see Contacts page) and representatives of each local Group, some affiliate organisations and individual members elected at the AGM. Its four meetings a year provide a forum for discussion of both local matters and national initiatives. We send representatives to the Ramblers General Council every Spring.

Area Footpaths

In this Area, our Footpath Secretaries are Area based rather than Group based. You can read more about our essential footpath work in the Rights of Way section.

Area Journal

We publish a journal called STILE twice a year, which is sent to all the members in our Area. You can download a PDF of the latest Stile from the Stile Journal page.

Calendar for 2021: 

We have adjusted our method of work for Covid-19, and at the moment our meetings are taking place via Zoom. In normal times, Tuesday Meetings start at 7.30 at the Free Church Hall, Welwyn GC AL8 6PS 

  • Saturday 23 Jan: Area AGM - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 16 Feb: Area Council Meeting - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 2 Mar:  Footpaths Committee - via Zoom
  • Saturday 17 April: Ramblers General Council
  • Tuesday 18 May: Area Council Meeting - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 8 Jun: Footpaths Committee - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 14 Sep: Area Council Meeting - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 21 Sep:  Footpaths Committee - via Zoom
  • Saturday 9 Oct: Area Walk Day, Chipperfield (see details below)
  • Tuesday 23 Nov: Area Council Meeting - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 30 Nov: Footpaths Committee - via Zoom

Area AGM

Our AGM is held each January and is open to all members. It usually mixes business and pleasure, with a morning walk and shared picnic before the AGM, and a talk and refreshments afterwards. This year, because of Covid restrictions, our AGM was held via Zoom. 50 members and guests were present.

The AGM papers are accessible below.

Area Training

We hold training days for walk leaders when there is sufficient demand. If you would like training yourself, or want to put on a training session for your group, do get in touch with the Webmaster or the Chair (see Contacts page).

Area Walk Day

Our Area Walk Day is an annual event in late September / early October bringing groups together from across the Area to walk and socialise. We had to cancel last year, so particularly enjoyed our event in Chipperfield in October 2021. All the walks started from Chipperfield village.

Along with lovely villages, we explored the River Chess and the Grand Union Canal on the choice of morning and afternoon walks.