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 Spelman, Eoin Naughton, Heather Lawson,  Karolina Wisniewska  and Olivia Hendrick.

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

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

A May Day on the Downs  Sunday 29th May 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / West Sussex
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
21ml.
 
Start Time
09:58
 
Route
Circular walk from Amberley station (8.32 train from Victoria or 8.39 from London Bridge)

A hilly route on and off the South Downs Way. 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. Maximum group of 15
 
Contact  
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470196890
 
 

                                                                                                                     Summer Afternoon & Evening Saunter Canal & Reservoirs  Wednesday 1st June 2022

Event Type
 

Group Walk

Region/Area

Southern England / London Local Group London

Distance 4.5 or 6.5ml.

Start Time 15:00 or 18:00 Route Both start outside main entrance to Tottenham Hale station This is a walk in two parts, you can do either or both.
Part 1 includes the Walthamstow wetlands which close at 5pm.Part 2 is a linear finishing at Stratford General Notes</strong Refreshment break at Ferry Boat Inn between 5 and 6

Contact Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864

Recent LDWA London Group Walks

The first set of photos are from last Wednesday's evening walk.  Congratulations to John Shortt for his first walk as leader.

Easter eggs in grass

Obligatory group photo.
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

Decorative Trig point 
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

 


Easter eggs in grass

View of the City
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 The second set of photos are from the 21 mile North Wessex circular. 

 

Easter eggs in grass

Gallows Hill
Photo: Gavin Fuller

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

 

 

Property of the Week 

Easter eggs in grass

Wessex wonder
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

 

Out and About

Easter eggs in grass

Bamburgh Castle

Photo: Ian Watson

 

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