June 24


Welcome to  your June update!

Speyside 100

Congratulations to the eleven Essex and Herts  members who completed this year's tough Speyside 100, with a special shout-out to  Jim,  who I believe now jointly shares the record for the oldest  finisher.

Well done Jim Catchpole, Sue Gooch, Fiona Gosling, Richard Haynes, Helen Lambert, Heidi Miller, Ginny Powell, Rob Ratcliffe, Alex Tischer, Stephen Westphal and John Wigens. 

And commiserations to  those who  didn't quite make it to the finish line  We trust  that  we will see you all back  for  the Norfolk and Suffolk 100 next  year!  

Congratulations as well  to our many friends from other LDWA groups who completed the route. 

While Essex and Herts didn’t run a checkpoint this year, we d id have helpers on both  the main event and the Speyside 100 Marshals’ walk which was held a few weeks earlier. Thank you Gill, Ginny, Rob and Chris: E&H Speyside Marshals 

There are many  more  Speyside 100 photos to  enjoy on the LDWA Flickr site :LDWA’s albums | Flickr

Social Walks

We have three social  walks in June. All the details of these and other future walks can be found here: Essex & Herts LDWA - Future Walks

Sunday 2nd June:  Capital Ring (Clockwise) Part 1.  21 miles. 9am  from Westfield shopping centre, Stratford  Leader: Richard Rose  07980 340038

Meet outside Marks & Spencer  at the East entrance to Westfield shopping centre.

If arriving by train then exit station turn left and walk over the main pedestrian bridge to Westfield.

 If arriving by tube then exit station and go up one level to the meet point.

Route - Westfield, Olympic Park, Greenway, Royal Albert Dock, Woolwich Foot Tunnel, Maryon Park, Woolwich Common, Severndroog Castle, Oxleas Wood, Eltham Palace, Beckenham Place Mansion finishing at New Beckenham station. Expected finish time 5pm.
Trains to London Bridge at 28 & 58 mins past the hour (20mins) £4.40 single (with railcard) or use your TFL Oyster card

Lunch will be at Oxleas Wood Café after 11 miles, The  weather forecast is looking good, so you may need to bring a hat, sunglasses & sunscreen!

Sunday 9th June: Spot the benches,  19.5 miles, Weston Hills Nature Reserve car park, Baldock SG7 6LX  (What3words:///sang.useful.flight) Leader: Francoise Bannister 07826 555348

To make the commemoration of Covid19 pandemic a celebration of walking, Weston Parish Council decided to enhance the pleasure for residents and visitors by providing benches at various locations, mostly sited to catch particularly lovely views. The benches are made of recycled plastic bottles and bags. The walk explores the environs of Weston, incorporating as many “Weston Walkabout 2020” Benches as possible.

Lunch will be after 14 miles at Graveley where there are two pubs to buy drinks if wanted. This is a combined BBN and Essex & Herts LDWA walk.

Saturday 29th June  The Northern Line Down to  the Bank. 17.5 miles

More about this walk in the Mid-June update, but follow this link for a poetic taster! Essex & Herts LDWA - The Northern Line Down to the Bank

Challenge Walks

There’s still time to  enter the Herts Hobble which is on Sunday 23rd June. This year the Hobble starts in Baldock, with two new routes around this scenic corner of north Herts : SiEntries - Herts Hobble 2024

Committee Meeting

Our next  Committee Meeting will be a ‘walk and talk’ meeting from Writtle  on Thursday 6th June. If you have any  issues you’d like the Committee to  discuss, or if you would like to  attend the meeting, please let  me know and I  will send you further details.

Happy walking,

Jackie  essexandherts@ldwa.org.uk

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