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) Call for volunteers for the 25th Founders’ event on 1st Oct 2022   this key event cannot happen without the fantastic volunteers that help each year.  Information for volunteers is available here https://bit.ly/3NvLjl5 there are lots of roles both in the different checkpoints and out on the course.  All the details are there.   Those of you who wish to volunteer please complete the form https://bit.ly/3NwmPZa and return it to Chris. 

2) New Members Welcome to the following new  primary members: Stephen Radley and Shahnaz Qizilbash, Belinda and Ruben Cortes Martin. We also welcome the following associate members: Robin Launder, Louise Romano,  Tim & Fiona Carrington, Sarah Weeks, Richard Brown and Jens Visser & Maria Sanchez.   Associate members please do share any walks you do in your local area either on the London group Facebook page or direct to me for our Out and About section of the newsletter. 

3) New Long Distance Path - The Peak Way created by a LDWA member Ken Reece is a  new 155 mile long-distance circular route starting in Stockport and predominantly through the Peak District.  More details are here: Peak Way Walk 

4) The Capital Challenge 2022  The Results and some photos from the event are available here: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/W/8332/2022-the-results.html

5) New Blather Section  I am introducing this week a new section called "Stars of the Week", this is to celebrate London LDWA members who complete 50, 100 and Challenge Walks or multi day walks.  It however is not just focused on the uber walkers amongst us.  Hopefully we can celebrate acts of the acts of kindness and comradeship that occur on our walks too.  If you have photos that you think will be suitable please do send them in to me at the normal LDWA email. 

Forthcoming Walks  (details are also on the website)  here

 

A walk for St Georges Day  Saturday 23rd April 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
21ml.
 
Start Time
09:08
 
Route
Circular from Great Missenden

Chiltern hills and valleys, visit to a Patriot and how not to pay taxes.

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: Jerome Ripp (text 07470196890) Maximum group of 15
Contact
Jerome Ripp

 

 

Recent LDWA London Group Walks

The following photos are taken from the 4 day group walk along the Wealdway that took place over the long Easter weekend.  More photos are available on the website. 

Easter eggs in grass

At the beginning in Gravesend
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Bluebells Galore
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Not a gentle pace
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Spring has sprung
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Horizons 
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Last walkers standing 
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Iconic end view
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

 

Property of the Week 

 

Easter eggs in grass</p

Wow is sufficient!! 
Photo: Ian Watson

 

Out and About 

Easter eggs in grass

Basingstoke Canal 
Photo: Ian Watson

 

Stars of the Week (New section) 

Easter eggs in grass

Wealdway Completers in 4 days!! 
Photo: Bola. 

The five who completed the entirely of the Wealdway over Easter. David Hoban, Cathy Phillips, Carrie Gaston,  Gillian Denham and Gavin Fuller

 

 

Easter eggs in grass

Gavin and his first 50
Photo: Ian Fairweather

Congratulations to Gavin Fuller, London Group chair on successful completion of The Woldsman 50 miler challenge, his first 50 mile challenge.  In addition congratulations to Ian Fairweather and Karen Walsh London group members who also completed the challenge. 

 

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