Don't be eclipsed next weekend - take a walk with London LDWA!

Don't be eclipsed next weekend - take a walk with London LDWA!
Don't be eclipsed next weekend - take a walk with London LDWA!

Dear all

I expect you're all excited about the forthcoming solar eclipse this Friday morning and given that the next one isn't until 2026, it will definitely be worth sticking your head out of the office window at around 9:30 to check it out (or at least to see whether it's still raining..)

As if that wasn't enough, this Sunday, Steve is leading an interesting Hertfordshire hike around Welwyn.   It's one of our less-frequently visited destinations, I think, so definitely well worth giving it a go.   Just be at Welwyn Garden City station at 08:53 on Sunday - but note there is a possibility of wet feet midway.   Steve promises to bring towels!

All the details are at the bottom of this note.


By the way, when I was doing my shopping last weekend, I couldn't help spotting the headline below, screaming from the newspaper racks.   Just confirms what we all knew, of course (the walking bit, not the betting bit).

Also, I'm not proposing another caption competition but if I was, my contribution to what Mr Clarkson is saying would be "So now I've got all this new spare time, how do I join the London LDWA?"


Happy astronomy!





NOTE WALK DETAILS CONFIRMED Welwyn Garden City Circular,

Sun 22nd Mar 2015

Event Details:

Event Details Updated: Note the walk travel arrangements are updated compared to Strider, and there is more information on lunch and other arrangements for the walk itself
Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 22ml.
Start Time: 08.53
Route: Start Welwyn Garden City Stn. Dep Kings Cross 08.11. Times ARE CONFIRMED as of 2 March 2015 Lunch near/in Hertford (at the Black Horse pub ( which does Sunday lunch for £8 and a range of bar snacks for about £5 and a good range a real ales).
Points of interest include Ramblers HQ, Brocket Hall, and Hertford Castle
General Notes: Warning, the route features a potential for wet feet as there is a brief river crossing which can be a foot or so deep if it has rained recently, should this eventuality occur the best way is to remove boots and paddle for the few metres involved. The leader will bring along a few towels just in case
Contact: Steve Plested Telephone number in Strider
Web Site:
Start and Finish:
View on StreetMap
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