Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA


Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA
Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA

Upcoming LDWA Group Walks  We have a number of additional walks this week (please do check the walks page on the London LDWA website for updates  https://bit.ly/3hvhgvx

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NEW WALK - Change of Date   Escape from Barking  Thursday 16th September 

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Essex
Local Group
London
 
Distance
13ml.
 
Start Time
10:30
 
Route
Outside Barking Station Finish: Ilford Station

Meet outside The Barking Dog Pub next to station (or inside if early)
We will visit The New Fairlop Oak on route and The Great Spoon of Ilford is just past the finish, throughout the day we expect visits from a local dignitary well versed in these 3 W's The original route has been thwarted by bramble and nettle, so more pavement bashing than usual but still some 10 miles of well surfaced paths through town and country parks

General Notes
No limit on numbers but prior registration, by midnight on 13th, would be appreciated at ronwilliamsonuk@gmail.com. Contact for use on the day only 07810 044299
 
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Rochester Ringway  Saturday 18th September 
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Kent
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09:00
 
Route
Circular walk around Medway Towns

Along the river Medway, up into the North Downs, back through country parks, maybe a little bit of Dickens The walk is based on previous walks that I have led but there has not been a recent recce; there may be some surprises!

General Notes
Bring food and drink, picnic stops only. Please text leader to register and for precise travel details. Maximum group of 12
Contact
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470196890
 
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NEW WALK - POP UP!!! Kintbury Circular   Saturday 18th September

Our last 2 Saturdays walks have been full. As Jerome's Kent walk has limited numbers we are providing a back up walk in the rarely trodden county of Berkshire.

Gavin and I are doing a circular from Kintbury up onto the North Wessex Downs and along the Kennet and Avon Canal as well as taking in one of the pubs recently featured in a Sunday Telegraph article on the best 25 pubs for walkers in the country in the afternoon to see how accurate that description is.

Distance: approximately 20.5 miles according to OS Maps (its unrecceed.).

Train departs 09.07 from Paddington (change at Newbury) if you're interested (or meet us at Kintbury station at 10.17)

Contact: Gavin Fuller Tel:  07875 384778

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London LDWA delayed 25th Anniversary Celebrations.  Saturday 9th October 

 

LDWA London Group is organising a walk to visit an oak tree that has been planted near Pitch Hill to commemorate members of the group who have passed away, such as Don Bolton, Kathy LoRaso, Sylvia Nagarkar and Ann Sayer.  There will be three options:

 

1) Short walk from Peaslake (3 miles, leader Colin Saunders).  Depart Hurtwood Inn, Peaslake approximately 12.30 (parking available nearby).

 

2) Medium walk from Gomshall (7 miles, leader Colin Saunders).  Depart Gomshall Station 11.21 (train from London Bridge 10.21, Norwood Junction 10.32, East Croydon 10.36, Purley 10.44, change Redhill 10.52/11.00). 

 

3) Long walk from Dorking (20 miles, leader Gavin Fuller).  Depart Dorking main station 09.15 (train from Waterloo 08,24, Vauxhall 08.28, Clapham Junction 08.32, Wimbledon 08.40).

 

Everyone will walk together from Peaslake to the commemorative tree and on to Surrey Group’s toposcope at the summit of Pitch Hill, then return to the Hurtwood Inn for lunch.  Pub meals must be pre-ordered by September 29th  Please let Colin know your preferences  via emailcswriter@btinternet.comMeals can be paid for on the day.  Menu below or at https://bit.ly/3nbmZuq 

Easter eggs in grass

Menu Options

If you are unable to attend there may be a later walk from Gomshall and Peaslake to allow all to participate, please let Colin know if that applies to you. 

 

Recent LDWA London Group Walks 

A selection of photos from Ron's alternative Essex Way from Bures to Manningtree:

Easter eggs in grass

Hay Wain

Photo: Stephen Lannon

Easter eggs in grass

Happy Walkers
Photo: Stephen Lannon

Easter eggs in grass

King Edmund's Coronation Stone, at the start of St Edmunds Way

Photo: Stephen Lannon

Easter eggs in grass

The Bures Dragon 

Photo: Stephen Lannon

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London