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 2020:  

  • Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April: Ramblers General Council, Bristol CANCELLED
  • Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 May: Steveage Walking Festival CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 19 May: Area Council Meeting  - via Zoom
  • Tuesday 9 Jun: Area Footpaths Committee CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 8 Sep: Area Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 22 Sep: Area Footpaths Committee 
  • Saturday 3 Oct: Area Walk Day
  • Tuesday 24 Nov: Area Council Meeting
  • Tuesday 8 Dec: Area Footpaths Committee 

Calendar for 2021:  

  • Saturday 23 Jan: Area AGM

All Tuesday Meetings start at 7.30 at the Free Church Hall, Welwyn GC AL8 6PS

Area AGM

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.

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 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: