Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA


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

Welcome to this week's edition of the newsletter.  An interesting week for the editor, as I quite unexpectedly tested positive for COVID.  Without symptoms initially it was only picked up due to me be part of an ONS survey and being tested once a month.   Approaching the end of my isolation and desperate for a decent walk.   Stay safe and healthy, COVID has not gone away. 

NOTICES 

1)  Welcome to the following new members:  Primary member - Michael Stone and Associate Member Karen Hamilton, we look forward to welcoming you on a social walk in the new future. 

2) A message from Gordon Parker, the 25th Anniversary walk features on page 5 of the latest edition of the Hurtwood News. Download the latest Newsletter here

3) Paul Lawrence completed his COVID delayed second round of Wainwright fells and Fell Ranger fells on Thursday 11th November with the ascent of Castle Crag. It is the smallest of the Wainwrights at 290 metres but the wonderful location and craggy geology made up for any lack of size. Tony Willey who, like Paul, is a past LDWA chairperson, was on hand to share the moment. Prosecco was opened in the customary noisy manner and was served with cake.

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Congratulations Paul!
Photo: Godfrey O'Callaghan

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Happy Walkers
Photo: Godfrey O'Callaghan

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Castle Crag descent
Photo: Godfrey O'Callaghan

 

Forthcoming Walks

Hockley to Southend                                               Sat 20th Nov 2021

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Essex
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
16ml.
 
Start Time
09:25
 
Route
 
Start: Hockley station 9:25 (8:33 from LIverpool Street) Finish: Southend Victoria station ( buy return to Southend Victoria)

Starts from Platform 1 at Hockley Station. A walk from the outskirts to the centre of London's playground.
Expect some mud but the last 3-4 miles are on tarmac along the prom

General Notes
Light refreshments on route packed lunch recommended. Stay for Fish and chips at the finish. The walk will be at a slower pace than normal
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702587128, 07810044299 on the day
 
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Recent LDWA London Group Walks

We are spoilt for choice for photos for this edition with 2 walks occurring last weekend.  Saturdays walk from  Wimbledon to Hampton Court captured a lot of local wildlife 

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Not the Wombles...
Photo: Gavin Fuller

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Impressive Antlers
Photo: Gavin Fuller

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Autumn Days 
Photo: Gavin Fuller

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A small Rangale 
Photo: Gavin Fuller 

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Wimbledon Windmill

Photo: Ian Watson

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Noisy Parakeets  
Photo: Ian Watson

 

The second set of photos are from the Beeches Way walk which was led by Godfrey O'Callaghan from Cookham to West Drayton. Nice autumn day; just a hint of drizzle at midday.  Great autumnal colours.

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Group shot (minus one) 
Photo: John Pennifold

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Impressive seat 
Photo: John Pennifold

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Autumn Trails

 Photo: John Pennifold

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Golden Postbox
Photo: John Pennifold

 

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Out and About

Thank you Gordon and Lonica for a lovely selection of photos from Crete.  Our first but I am sure not our last international photos. 

https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/Crete4.jpg

 

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Rouvas Gorge, near Zaros, Heraklion, Crete

Photo: Gordon Parker 

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Agiofarrago Gorge and beach, near Matala, Heraklion, Crete

Photo: Gordon Parker 

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Imbros Gorge, Chania, Crete

Photo: Gordon Parker 

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Diktamos Gorge, Chania, Crete

Photo: Gordon Parker 

 

 

Property of the Week 

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Sphinx Hill

Photo: Jean O'Reilly

 

Sphinx Hill aka the Egyptian House can be seen from the Thames Path in Moulsford.  More info here:

http://www.johnoutram.com/sphinx.html  

Well done Jean for completing the 186 mile Thames Path.   

https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/POW1.jpg

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