Spring explorations with London LDWA!


Spring explorations with London LDWA!
Spring explorations with London LDWA!

Dear all

 

Well with both the Red Rose 100 to walk and the Eurovision Song Contest to watch, it’s certainly been an endurance-testing bank holiday weekend.   My congratulations to everyone who had the stamina to complete either but double congratulations to anyone who managed both.

 

Anyway, now that we’re back in the real world, there is lots, as ever, going on in the LDWA agenda.

 

First of all, though, I ought to mention that a few weeks ago the results from the 2014 Founders challenge hike went “live” on the LDWA London website.   If you haven’t already spotted them, you can find them by clicking here.

 

Turning to our twice-a-week walks programme, first up on Thursday (note it is Thursday not Wednesday this week), Peter is leading a linear hike from Green Park to Tower Hill via various London park sights, including the Serpentine.   There is the option of a curry at a pub at the end.   I won’t reveal the full name of the pub but see if you can work it out from this clue: W**********s.   Be at Green Park tube at 18.30 if you’d like to join in.

 

Then on Sunday, Steve is leading a Lea and Stort Valley Explorer, leaving from Cheshunt station at 09.00.   If you’re a bit of a horticulturalist you’ll know that Cheshunt is where the anti-damping-off compound comes from, but may not know much more about it.   Well now is your chance to find out what actually lies behind the name.

 

The details of both walks, as ever, are below.

 

Finally I leave you with a taster of what you may have missed if you weren’t on the “Chess, Misbourne and Colne” hike this weekend – in the beechwoods, near Chenies.   Even more important were the Madeiran custard tarts, but that’s another story..

 

Have a great week

Adam

In the beechwoods near Chenies

 

 

Green Park to Tower Hill

Thu 28th May 2015

Event details

Event Details Updated: Additional details about the route provided 19/5/15
Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 7ml.
Start Time: 18.30
Route: Start Green Park tube 7ml walk to Tower Hill tube. We will walk through London parks encircling the Serpentine and the Round pond, go along Whitehall then amble along the Embankment for an optional Wetherspoons curry at the Liberty Bounds on Tower Square. http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-liberty-bounds
General Notes: ~ This will be 2½ hours of easy walking through tourist London taking in Royal Parks, Peter Pan, Princess Diana's fountain, the Lido toilet(!), Buckingham Palace, pelicans, Big Ben, the Tower of London and of course Wetherspoons
Contact: Peter Russell (queries to the walk leader, pls address via london@ldwa.org.uk)
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start:
TQ290803
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Finish:
TQ336807
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Lea and Stort valley explorer

Sun 31st May 2015

Event details

Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 20ml.
Start Time: 09.00
Route: Meet Cheshunt stn (08.28 from London Liverpool St arriving at 08.49)
The route explores parts of the Lea and Stort valleys and surrounding countryside. Lunch at Hertford Heath (pub or picnic) after a long morning
Contact: Steve Plested Telephone number in Strider
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start and Finish:
TL368023
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London