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London LDWA

NOTICES

1: New members

A warm welcome to the following new Primary members Jonathan Burns and Michael Berthoud. 

 

2: Greetings from your Walks Secretary.

We have had a great start to 2024 and our 37 walks have so far missed the worst of the rain.  A walk has been held every Saturday and there have also been 14 midweek and 2 Sunday events.

We are very lucky to have a handful of prolific walk leaders who enjoy providing the bulk of events and it would be great to hear from some new ones. There are now some gaps appearing in the calendar so it’s a good time for members to consider creating and leading a walk or two.  If you fancy the idea please drop me a line. It’s not as onerous as you might imagine and there are usually experienced members willing to help if necessary on the day. You might even enjoy the experience!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Keith Mills london.walks@ldwa.org.uk

The following Saturdays await suggestions…..

July 6th and 20th

August 10th and 31st

September 21st and 28th

 

3. Speyside 100

Wishing good luck and fine weather for the twelve London Group primary members signed up for this year's 100-miler over the coming bank holiday weekend. Their progress can be followed here https://track.trail.live/event/speyside-100

 

Forthcoming Walks

Tuesday 21st May 2024

More Ecclesiastical Extravagance REPEAT OF WALK 16/05/2024

Event Type

Group Walk. 
 
Region
Southern England
 
Distance
12 miles
 
Start Time
10:45
 
Route
Meet at Fenchurch Street Station main entrance

A complex meander in the square mile a test for your digital mapping
Finish at Crosse Keys Wetherspoon close to Liverpool Street Railway Station

General Notes
An extended version of the 2020 London City Churches walk to include evidence of the long lost churches. The lost London churches project lists 113 C. of E. places of worship many of which are no longer in existence. The aim of today’s expedition is to visit the extant churches whilst seeking evidence of those which have long since disappeared from the London skyline. How many can we find? The aim is to reach at least 100 so do not expect an early finish. Prior registration by email is required for this walk which is restricted to 10 participants.
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 07842701566.  ronwilliamsonuk@gmail.com
 
Web Site
 
Start: TQ334809: what three words: rock.discrepancy.beam 
Finish: TQ332817: what three words: wheels.winks.insect
 
 

Saturday 25th May 2024

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford

Event Type

Group Walk. 
 
Region
Southern England
 
Distance
20 miles
 
Start Time
9:10
 
Route
Meet at Radley Railway Station. Take the 07:52 from Paddington to Oxford arriving 08:43 and change to train to Radley leaving Oxford at 09:04. Sufficient time for loos and drinks on the platform at Oxford. Buy a return to Oxford where the walk will finish

Countryside and town. From the tiny station at Radley, south of Oxford, we ascend Boars Hill, Foxcombe Hill to Jarn Mound and Matthew Arnold Field for a break. Chilswell Ridge and Valley to Cumnor Folly for lunch. Through the suburbs of Botley with a short stretch on a safe cycle track beside a busy road. Then a tour of Wytham Park (*SEE BELOW*) View of the Trout Inn and then into Oxford along the Thames Path. Tour of town, colleges and the river. Finishing at Oxford Railway Station

General Notes
*IMPORTANT* Entrance to Wytham Park is for members only, so it is necessary that all walkers are members. Membership is free and simple to obtain, it takes 2 minutes to complete an application form online at https://www.wythamwoods.ox.ac.uk/permit. An automatic email response confirms your application and the email should be saved to confirm your membership. The woodlands and park extend over 1000 acres, so it is much larger than Hampstead Heath. This is a Festival Day in Oxford with large colourful crowds and races on the river. It is expected that the main walking part of the day will finish around 5.30pm with optional extension for evening entertainment. Average pace of 2.7 mph. Picnic stops and woodland facilities during the day. Botley has shops to top up on supplies. Very helpful but not essential to send your name and membership number in advance in case there are last minute changes to arrangements. Text or WhatsApp walk leader
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp  07470196890   rippjerome@gmail.com
 
Web Site
 
Start: SU526988: what three words: tastings.expanded.symphony
Finish: SP504064: what three words: magic.drops.hops
 
 
Wer

Last week's walk

1. Wednesday 15th May 2024. Evening walk: Embankment to Paddington. Fifteen members joined Lonica on this 7.3 mile walk through royal parks and along the Portobello Road and the Grand Union canal.

 

Easter eggs in grass

Wednesday's walkers near Paddington

Photo: Lonica Vanclay

 

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Wednesday's walkers heading for the sun

Photo: Gavin Fuller

 


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Reflections on the Paddington arm of the Grand Union canal: Wednesday evening's walk

photo: Gavin Fuller

 

2. Thursday 16th May 2024: ecclesiastical extravagance: Ron led 14 walkers over a winding city centre route of 10.5 miles to sight 94 sites of churches past and present. Let's see how many will be visited on Tuesday when the walk is due to be repeated.


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Thursday's walkers on the site of a former church

photo: Jackie Burnett

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Black line shows the long and winding route to visit 94 sites of ecclesiastical interest on Thursday's walk

 

3. Friday17th May 2024: memorial plaque and tree maintenance - well they had to walk a bit to get there

Six members of LDWA London Group, some of whom founded the London Group, did some gardening at the memorial tree and plaque near Peaslake. This will be visited on Gavin's founders' walk on 17th August.

 


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The memorial plaque (at grid reference TQ085430)

photo: Paul Lawrence

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The gardeners at work on Friday

photo: Paul Lawrence

 

 

4. Saturday 18th May 2024An L2L Adventure: Linear from Luton to Leagrave. Jerome led 11 walkers 20 miles, including 668 metres of ascents, along numerous paths such as the Chiltern Way, Icknield Way and John Bunyan Trail with lunch in the woodlands of Sharpenhoe Clappers.

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Saturday's walkers at 
Photo: Jude Lai

 

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Technical descent from Sharpenhoe Clappers

photo: Rod Smith

 


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On the Barton Hills some horses join Saturday's walk: leader dutifully adds them to the register.
Photo: Emma Dowling

 

 

Church of the week

 

Easter eggs in grass

St Nicholas, Barton le Clay
Photo: Rod Smith

 

 

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