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.
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.
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.
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 2020:
Calendar for 2021:
All Tuesday Meetings start at 7.30 at the Free Church Hall, Welwyn GC AL8 6PS
Our AGM is held each January and is open to all members. It mixes business and pleasure, with a morning walk and shared picnic before the AGM, and a talk and refreshments afterwards. We had our last AGM on Saturday 18 January 2020 when new co-chairs were elected. The AGM papers are accessible below.
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).
Our Area Walk Day is an annual event in late September / early October bringing groups together from across the Area for walking followed by a bring-and-share tea. We plan to hold this year's Walk Day in Chipperfield on 3rd October 2020. More details nearer the time.
Our most recent Area Walk Day was September 2019 in Royston. We had a good turnout on a windy day.
Therfield Heath offers wonderful open countryside with great views:
More than one group chose this watering hole before the walk back to Royston:
We were looked after well by our hosts at Royston Bowling Club:
Sunday 31 May 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 7.3 mile / 11.8 km walk
Sunday 31 May 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 13.5 mile / 21.7 km walk
Sunday 31 May 2020Starting at 10:00A leisurely 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Tuesday 2 June 2020Starting at 10:00A leisurely 4.2 mile / 6.8 km walk
Tuesday 2 June 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Sunday 7 June 2020Starting at 10:00A leisurely 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Sunday 7 June 2020Meeting at 09:15, Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Tuesday 9 June 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 5.5 mile / 8.8 km walk
Thursday 11 June 2020Starting at 10:00A moderate 7 mile / 11.3 km walk
Sunday 14 June 2020Starting at 10:00A leisurely 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Sunday 14 June 2020Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Wednesday 17 June 2020Starting at 19:00A moderate 4 mile / 6.4 km walk