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: Alex Murray, Tolu Oyelola, Lucy Evans, Mary-Anne Oates.  We also welcome the  following new Associate Member: Rhys Pippard.  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)  CALL FOR SUMMER WALKS LEADERS  Walks Secretary Jean O’Reilly is about to start pulling together the schedule of social walks for July, August, and September  If you fancy leading a walk this summer, we aim to provide two walks per week: a short midweek walk, 7-ish miles, usually on a Wednesday evening, and a longer weekend walk of 20+ miles.  It would be great to add a few new (or returning) leaders to our current list of hard-working leaders.

Here is an outline of the process and what is required from a leader.

  • To confirm a walk we need to know
  • Name of walk
  • Date and Start time
  • Distance
  • Start Location / End Location 
  • Basic route details
  • Your preferred contact details if you want people to let you know they are coming or to be able to contact you on the day - this can be an email address or phone number.

If you would like to limit numbers and have people register in advance for your walk, you can request this too. You can also let people know additional details, for example lunch stops, pub stops, dogs allowed.

We ask leaders to recce the walk in advance; however, this could have been done a few months earlier.

Once you have completed the walk we ask that you email the webmaster the following: A register of the walk attendees (for insurance purposes), a gpx file of the walk (if you have one) and a brief walk report. Plus any great photos so that it can all be uploaded to our website and used in a future copy of the Blather. .

If you might be interested or want more information, please contact Jean on london.walks@ldwa.org.uk.  Contacting Jean will not commit you to providing a walk. 

Forthcoming Walks  (details are also on the website)  here

The Brockley Three Peaks  Wednesday 18th May 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7.5ml.
 
Start Time
17:45
 
Route
Start: Lewisham station. Finish: Kent House station (New Beckenham and Penge West stations are a ten minute walk from the finish)

We take in the Brockley Three Peaks followed by a walk along the Waterlink Way to Kent House station

General Notes
There is a Wetherspoon a short walk from the end. Prior registration is required, jsho@hotmail.co.uk, but no restriction on numbers
 
Contact
John Shortt Tel: 07419 358387 (on the day)

 

North Wessex Noodle   Saturday 21st May 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
21ml.
 
Start Time
09.15
 
Route
Kintbury (Train departs Paddington 08.07; change at Newbury)

Circular going to onto the North Wessex Downs at Walbury Hill (the county top of Berkshire) continuing along the ridge before descending after lunch to the chocolate box village of Ham for an afternoon pub stop. Then across to Hungerford before a canalside walk back to the start point

General Notes
Please bring a picnic lunch. Pub stop planned for mid afternoon
Contact
 
Gavin Fuller Tel: 07875384778
Email
 

SSW2 Stratford to Newbury Park Wednesday 25th May 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18:00
 
Route
Stratford Underground Station - Westfield exit, on Montfichet Road

A less trodden route through Maryland, Forest Gate, Wanstead Flats and Park, traversing the North Circular to the delights of Valentines Park and on to award-winning Newbury Park station.

Contact
Pete Colley Tel: 07909 913992
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Recent LDWA London Group Walks

The following photos were taken on last Saturdays; walk in the Chilterns from Princes Risborough to Ibstone with lots of hills and welcome shady woodlands

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

The Last Bluebells
Photo: Ripp Jerome

 

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Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Karen Walsh for her recent completion of the Ridgeway 40.  Glorious weather and wonderful and varied food at each of the checkpoints

Easter eggs in grass

Start Selfie!!
Photo: Karen Walsh

Easter eggs in grass

On the Ridgeway
Photo: Karen Walsh

 

 

Property of the Week 

Easter eggs in grass

Sussex Stunner
Photo: Ian Watson

 

Out and About

Easter eggs in grass

Seven Sisters
Photo: Colin Saunders

 

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