The delayed BSDFA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday, 4 October at the New Apton Centre, Apton Road, Bishop’s Stortford. The AGM will commence at 7.30pm and after the formalities and a break for refreshments there will be a talk by local outdoor writer, Peter Aylmer.

Peter was born and, for most of his life, has lived in London east of the River Lea – metropolitan Essex. In 2018, he moved into rural Essex. Like many east Londoners, he knows that both Essex and London are not all the sprawl that many damn it for – both the county and the city have many hundreds of fine unspoilt miles for walking, and a varied and surprising history – and wildlife – to be uncovered while doing so. Peter regularly leads walks for the Essex & Herts and London branches of the Long Distance Walkers Association and sometimes for other groups too. He was chair of the London LDWA from 2016 to 2019, and is publications editor for the Mountain Bothies Association.

Peter has published two Cicerone guides, Walking in Essex and Walking in London. In 2021, Peter launched Trailman Publications, a series of walking guides to trails in and around Essex. At the AGM, Peter will give a talk about one of his recent projects, The Accuro 50, a 50-mile challenge walk for Accuro, which supports children, young people and adults with a disability in West Essex. The walk covers the area between Loughton and Saffron Walden, the start and end points.

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