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: James Bowden, William Petty and  Normah Anderson.  We also welcome the  following new Associate Members  Deborah Kingston, Chris Hill and Ann Irish. 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) VANGUARD WAY ASSOCIATION  Many London Group members have walked the 66-mile Vanguard Way from Croydon to Newhaven.  For 40 years this outstanding trail has been managed informally by members of the Vanguards Rambling Club, but the time has come to safeguard its future by setting up a formal association.  The inaugural meeting will take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday 28 May at St Matthew’s Church in Croydon, and members of London Group are welcome to attend.  There will be a short morning walk with lunch stop, and the meeting will be followed by a demonstration of a new Vanguard Way Photoguide app.  For more details please email Colin Saunders colin@vanguardway.org.uk.

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4)  Star of the Week makes its second appearance this week.  Please do send me photos for inclusion in future editions.  

 

Forthcoming Walks  (details are also on the website)  here

SSW1 Stratford to Tower Bridge   Wednesday 4th May 2022

Event Type

Group Walk

 

Region / Area

Southern England / London

 

Local Group

London

 

Distance

7.5ml.

 

Start Time

18:00

 

Route

Stratford Underground Station - Westfield exit, on Montfichet Road

An evening meander alongside the Hertford Union and Regent Canals, and the Thames; visiting two Old Ford Locks, Fish Island, Mile End, Limehouse Basin and Wapping. Finishing at All Hallows by the Tower (opp. The Liberty Bounds)

Contact

Pete Colley Tel: 07909 913992

Ancient and Modern Ways     Saturday 7th May 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09:07 (08:28 from Paddington)
 
Route
Circular from Dicot Parkway rail station.  A hilly route on open countryside on and off the ancient Ridgeway, through idyllic villages and passing the modern Harwell research centre. Five return trains per hour
 
General Notes
The walk is based on previous walks that I have led but there has not been a recent recce; there may be some surprises! Details: Bring food and drink, picnic stops only
Contact
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470196890 (please text leader to register. Maximum group of 15)

 

 

Star of the Week 

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Many congratulations to Sara Fabien at the end of the  Thames Valley’s Oxon 40.  

 

 

 

 

Property of the Week 

Easter eggs in grass

Cotswold Stunner
Photo: Barry Arnold

 

 

Out and About 

If you have an opportunity to join a recce walk there is always a potential for surprises. In this case Bola and I were shocked to see we were in fact walking in Gloucestershire. 

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County Surprise!
Photo: Barry Arnold

Easter eggs in grass

Stunning Sculpture
Photo: Ian Watson

 

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