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 member: Paul Dibley.   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) Accuro 50 Challenge Walk   Peter Aylmer has been working with  the Essex-based disability charity Accuro to develop a charity challenge fundraising walk across its area, 50 miles from Loughton to Saffron Walden. The Accuro 50 is the result - the right length for a 100 qualifier, albeit linear rather than circular. The guidebook to the Accuro 50 is now available from his website www.trailman.co.uk and local outlets; the price of £8 includes a £2 donation to the charity. 

The Accuro 50 starts from Loughton tube station and largely follows the Forest Way to Hatfield Forest, where a section on the Flitch Way takes it to Great Dunmow. It then uses parts of the Saffron Trail and Harcamlow Way, with a couple of diversions, to reach the market town of Saffron Walden.

The guidebook has detailed route guidance, useful alternatives, colour photographs and professionally-drawn maps, as well as hints and tips for transport, accommodation, food and drink.  It looks like an interesting walk to do as either a challenge or individually.

4) Walking Weeks July and August.  Peter Aylmer is currently updating his guidebook ‘Walking in London: Park, Heath and Waterside’ (Cicerone 2017) and is looking for London LDWA members to join him as retraces the routes and help him in this updating process.  Details of the walks are on the website and will take place  from 25 to 28 July, then from 22 to 24 August.  

 

Forthcoming Walks  (details are also on the website)  here

SSW5 Stratford to Finsbury Park  Wednesday 22nd June 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

Across Victoria Park and Well Street Common, through Hackney and Stoke Newington, to Clissold Park, Woodberry Wetlands and finishing in Finsbury Park.
Finish: Finsbury Park Station

 

SSW6 Stratford to Liverpool Street  Wednesday 29th June 2022

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18:00
 
Route
Stratford Underground Station - Westfield exit, on Montfichet Road

Route: Across Victoria Park to Bethnal Green, on through Weavers Fields, along Brick Lane and into Spitalfields, finishing at Liverpool St station

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

A small selection of photos this week.  Many more are on the website.  The first walk started at North Greenwich 04.40, finished at Staines after 49.6 miles at 21.03.  The second walk took in 51 Squares of London over 21 miles.

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

 

Easter eggs in grass

 

 

Stars of the Week 

A veritable constellation of stars this week!!

  • Sally Adams did the full North Greenwich to Staines 50 mile walk a fortnight after completing this year's 100.
  • Jeff Golland not only did the full North Greenwich to Staines but also came out on the Sunday between Bedford Square and Victoria on the 50 squares walk.
  • Richard Rose started at Rotherhithe walking east but missed the group heading west, Persevered and ultimately found the rest of the group and continued to Staines completing the 50 miles in total. 
  • Francis Thomason walked from Barnes to Westminster Bridge where he joined the walk coming the other way, he provided a liquid top up for the rest of the group at Hammersmith Bridge, and gave them free food too. On top of all this he managed to get to Staines despite badly blistered feet.  Probably a double star!!
  • On the 50 squares walk Joelle Paul managed the full distance despite thinking her days of doing 20 miles plus were over, 
  • Finally, Gavin Fuller for leading both walks so in excess of 76 miles over the 2 days!!  

 

Property of the Week

Easter eggs in grass

Another Huntingdonshire Beauty
Photo: Ian Watson

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Out and About

2 Trig points this week. 

Easter eggs in grass

Cornwall Top
Photo: Ian Fairweather

Easter eggs in grass

The Editor on a windy Carlton Hill, Edinburgh
Photo: Matt Arnold

 

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