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 associate members: David Brawn, Emma Dowling, Isaac Skirton, Simon Bullworthy,  Wendy Angus, Elena Saint-Vael,  Vanessa & Altaf Ahmed and James Nedham and Samantha Cliff.  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. 

4)  LDWA 50th Anniversary Weekend

Easter eggs in grass

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LDWA we will be running two 50-themed walks over the weekend of 18th/19th June:

Saturday 18th June:  A 'sunrise to sunset' walk along the Thames Path.  Starting from North Greenwich Station at dawn, aiming to cover 50 miles by sunset.   For more information click here

Sunday 19th June: 50 London Squares.  Starting from Liverpool Street Station, this 21 mile walk will pass 50 locations with the suffix 'square' in their address. For more information click here

If you'd like a warm-up before the big weekend, we are running a walk of 50 half-miles (aka 25 miles) the weekend before:

Saturday 11th June : A Western Style of Anniversary 50 (50 half-miles / 25 mile circular from Winchester Station).   For more information click here

 

Forthcoming Walks  (details are also on the website)  here

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

A Royal walk for the Platinum Jubilee Saturday 4th June 2022

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09.20
 
Route
Esher Station (Train departs London Waterloo 08.50). Please meet at exit near far end of platform 4, not main entrance. Walk will finish at Wimbledon station

As its the Platinum Jubilee weekend the walk will take in a number of places with connections with the Queen or the royal family, with views all being well of at least one other. Break points at Kingston (13.5 miles) and Richmond Park (16.5 miles)

General Notes
Please being picnic lunch
Contact
Gavin Fuller Tel: 07875384778
 

SSW3 Stratford to Greenwich  Monday 6th June 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7.5ml.
 
Start Time
18:00
 
Route
Stratford Underground Station - Westfield exit, on Montfichet Road

A short stroll along the Greenway, past the site of the original Big Brother house, through the Limehouse Cut to (re)visit a stretch of this year's Capital Challenge traversing the Isle of Dogs to our journey's end on the other side of the river. The Gate Clock is within staggering distance of the Finish.
Finish: Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich

Contact
Pete Colley Tel: 07909 913992
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Subject: Photo and colour codes for LDWA website Colours:

 

Recent LDWA London Group Walks

The following photos are from Jerome's  21.5 miles in the South Downs national park with total ascent of 3638ft  (which exceeds Snowdon).

 

Easter eggs in grass

Happy Walkers
Photo:: Jerome Ripp

Easter eggs in grass

Lovely South Downs #1
Photo: Jerome Ripp

Easter eggs in grass

Onwards and Upwards
Photo: Jerome Ripp

Easter eggs in grass

Lovely South Downs #2
Photo: Jerome Ripp

 

 

 

Property of the Week 

Easter eggs in grass

Thatched Beauty
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

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