This week's events from London LDWA

This week's events from London LDWA
This week's events from London LDWA

Hello everone

Well now the excitement of the caption competition has declined from its Eurovision Song Contest-like fever pitch, it's time to return to business as usual for London LDWA.

There's quite a lot on this week, too.


First of all

This Wednesday, 11 March,  Douglas is leading a riverside exploration from Mortlake to Richmond.   The details are below but please note this walk replaces the River Crane walk advertised in Strider.   We've had to do this for a variety of operational reasons, but will aim to re-run the Crane walk later in the year.   Even though the evenings are getting lighter, you will still probably need to bring a torch for the later part of the walk.


And second

On Saturday Peter is leading an interesting exploration of the South Downs, heading north from the coast at Chichester.   All the details are below but with the pressure building according to my special weather forecasting app, it looks like it could be a good day, too.   All the makings of a great day out.


Third (but not final)

We've been asked approached by a community secondary school in Islington, which is hoping to organise a 2 day, 30 mile charity walk in May or June, for children, teachers, parents and helpers along the length of the New River in Islington.   Thy are very interested to know if there is anyone in London LDWA who might be like to help out on the day, or in advance.   Anyone with knowledge of walking with diverse groups like this, or with particular knowledge of the river or its walking route, would be especially welcome.

If you think you might like to help out on this worthwhile venture, please could you reply to this email to let me know?   I can let you have the details.   Please note that this would not be an LDWA-endorsed event and our insurance wouldn't cover anyone getting involved.   Thanks!



Drawing the week's correspondence to a close (I can hear the sighs of relief even now) this is advance warning that, believe ity or not, I'm going to be starting a trawl for leaders for the Autumn walks programme in the next few days.

It seems unbelievably early even to me, but we are driven by very tight and immovable "Strider" deadlines.   So if you're an existing or prospective new leader, please start thinking about any walks / dates that you might be interested in leading.   I'm looking for midweek leaders from September onwards, and weekend leaders from October onwards.   All the "free" dates are listed in the walks programme, which you can access by clicking here.


So thanks for your fortitude in reading as far as this, but for now it's over and out till next week!





AMENDED WALK! Thames Path - Mortlake to Richmond

Wed 11th Mar 2015

Event Details:

Event Details Updated: Note this walk replaces the River Crane walk which is advertised in Strider.   The River Crane walk will be offered later in the year.
Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 6ml.
Start Time: 18.30
Route: Start at Mortlake station, frequent trains from Waterloo. Drinks in a Richmond pub afterwards
General Notes: Bring a torch. Note this replaces the River Crane and Hounslow Heath walk advertised in "Strider", which will be offered later in the year
Contact: Douglas Robinson Telephone number in Strider
Web Site:
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The Downs from Chichester

Sat 14th Mar 2015

Event Details:

Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 19ml.
Start Time: 10.00
Route: Start Chichester stn. Dep 08.32 Victoria Leave by the trackbed of the former Midhurst branch, onto the Downs, country pub at lunchtime
General Notes: Assistance dogs only
Contact: Peter Aylmer Telephone number in Strider
Web Site:
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