Founders' Update - and this week's walks from London LDWA


Founders' Update - and this week's walks from London LDWA
Founders' Update - and this week's walks from London LDWA

Hello everyone

 

Well what a scorcher!   I hope you all managed to get out and about and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine this weekend.   Long may it last!

Before getting into the details of this week's walks, I just wanted to let you know that this years's LDWA London annual "Founders'" challenge hike is now OPEN for entries.

  • If you want to learn all about Founders, and enter the event, then click here
  • If you just want to go straight to on-line entry, then click here

The hike this year is on Saturday 3 October, from Peaslake in Surrey, and there are 26 mile and 16 mile walk options.

And don't worry if you've never done one before - click here to see a recent presentation by our Secretary, Douglas Robinson, on how to go about getting ready for a challenge hike.

This year's Founders' organiser is Adam Pode, who can be contacted on founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk

 

Turning to the week's activities, there is lots to look forward to.

 

First of all, on Wednesday, Gail and John are leading a 9 mile West London wander, from Hampton Court to Kingston.   Be at Hampden Court station at 6:15pm if you'd like to join in.

 

Then on Saturday, Peter is leading a 20 miler, from Knockholt to Slade Green.   Note that the start point has been changed slightly compared to the info. in "Strider", to reduce the travel costs.   Be at Knockholt station at 10.18 on Saturday morning if you'd like to go.

 

All the details, as usual, are below.

But just to get you in the mood for the "Founders", here is a glimpse back in time a couple of years, to the start of a previous "Founders".   And just remember - it never rains on challenge events!

 

Cheers

Adam

Setting off on the 2013 Founders' challenge

 

 

Hampton Court to Kingston via Bushy and Home Parks.

Wed 10th Jun 2015

Event Details:

Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 9ml.
Start Time: 18.15
Route: Start Hampton Court Stn (Waterloo 17.36). Cross over bridge to Hampton Court and wander around the free bits. Proceed to Bushy Park and visit Woodland Gardens and the Water Gardens. Last stretch in Home Park to finish in Kingston (hostelries, trains)
General Notes: Sorry, no dogs
Contact: Gail and John Elrick Telephone number in Strider (07711 819388)
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start:
TQ154684
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Finish:
TQ182695
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NOTE CHANGE IN WALK START POINT: KNOCKHOLT  to Slade Green

Sat 13th Jun 2015

Event Details:

Event Details Updated: Start point changed to Knockholt and train times slightly changed to reduce train fare costs
Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 20ml.
Start Time: 10.18 (not 10:11)
Route: Meet Knockholt (NOTSevenoaks) (Charing Cross  09.36, Waterloo East 09.39). A linear walk, mostly along the Darent Valley Path with lunch probably at Farningham
General Notes: A Zone 6 ticket will be required
Contact: Peter Buchwald Telephone number in Strider (07983 577101)
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start and Finish:
TQ485629
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London