Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA


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

NOTICES 

1)  I am pleased to be able to welcome 2 new members this week.  We look forward to welcoming you on a social walk soon.   Simon St Carter  (Primary Member) and Fiona Samuels (Associate Member).  

 

Forthcoming Walks   UPDATE  (details are also on the website)  here

Wimbledon to the City                                      Sat 18th Dec 2021

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
17ml.
 
Start Time
09:30
 
Route
 
Meet at the main ticket office concourse of Wimbledon Station.   The route takes us over Wimbledon Common and into Richmond Park to follow the Beverley Brook Trail via Palewell Common to Barnes Common. Crossing the River Thames at Barnes we head to Hammersmith and then through Holland Park, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and to Trafalgar Square for a West End and Riverside walk to The City
 
General Notes
 
Early birds can breakfast cheap at the Wetherspoons in Wimbledon. Morning coffee at Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park (4 miles). 40 minute lunch stop in Hammersmith (8 miles). Variety of cafes and pubs for snacks & drinks or BYO. Christmas drinks at the finish possibly in a Wetherspoons
 
Contact
Keith Lane Tel: 07843020525
 

Avoid the Christmas shoppers walk    Thursday 23rd Dec 2021

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Hampshire
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance: 20ml.
 
Start Time 08.45
 

Route:   Circular from Farnborough, Blackwater valley, Basingstoke canal, forest of Eversley mainly flat on good surface. 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, 1 picnic stop only. Please text leader to register and for precise details. Maximum group of 12

Contact Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470196890

 

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Recent LDWA London Group Walks

Some weeks as editor it can be a struggle to source photos for the Blather, no such problem this week, with an abundance of great photos for the 2 walks that occurred last week.    The first was the illuminated Thames Bridges Walk which started at Fenchurch Street with 11 walkers and a further 5 joined at Victoria.  A special welcome to Rachel who joined a social walk for the first time.  A very pleasant walk that captured a Christmassy London at its best.  Some of you may recall a reference to a Christmas social, there are no photos of any such event.  I cannot confirm if a party occurred but have been assured that if any such party had happened all rules regarding social distancing were strictly adhered to. 😂 😂  

A selection of photos from the evening walk.  There are more on Gavin's walk report section of the website which are well worth a view. Many thank to Charlotte for so many great photos.  

Easter eggs in grass

Commoners or Lords? 
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Trafalgar Square
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

Easter eggs in grass

No words required

Photo: Charlotte Minchell


Easter eggs in grass

Colourful...
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

Easter eggs in grass

South Bank Christmas Market
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

Easter eggs in grass

Funky Sea Containers Building
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

Easter eggs in grass

St Pauls from a very slippy Bridge
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

Easter eggs in grass

Thames Panorama
Photo: Gavin Fuller

The second set of photos are from Gavin's High points of Northern London  which was an adrenalin filled walk across the northern peaks of Brent, Camden, Haringey and Hackney.   

 

 

Easter eggs in grass

Wembley Park - at the start (further details of location for Spurs fans on request).
Photo:  Godfrey O'Callaghan

Easter eggs in grass

Is this the top?
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass


Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

 Kingsbury's Hindu temple 

Photo; Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

On the Loop
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

Property of the Week 

Easter eggs in grass

Highfort Court, Kingsbury
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

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