Nerve calming excursions from London LDWA!


Nerve calming excursions from London LDWA!
Nerve calming excursions from London LDWA!

Dear all

 

Doubtless this email will find you in a state of anxious tension - worrying either about the fate of the Euro, or about whether the New Horizons space probe is going to wake up before it zooms past Pluto next week with its eyes inconveniently shut.

 

Anyway, even if you're not worrying, we have two excellent walks this week to calm your nerves.

 

First up, on TUESDAY evening (yes it's another Tuesday walk this week - but we're not making a habit of it!), Roderick is leading his "So and So" walk from Holborn to Ealing.   You'll learn lots along the way - like the location of Waitrose's first shop, and possibly even get chance to ponder the merits of Soane's architecture.   Meet at 6pm at Holborn tube if you'd like to go.   And Roderick will be clearly visible in his fetching bright yellow jacket (well - you can always pretend he isn't anything to do with us...)

Then on Saturday, Rob is leading part 3 of his London parks exploration - this time from Trafalgar Square to the Cutty Sark.   A fascinating contrast of the old and new, taking in the Regent's Canal, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.   If you'd like to join, meet Rob by Nelson's Column at 9 am on Saturday.   

All the details of this week's outings are, as ever, at the bottom of this email.

 

By the way, don't forget that there are reports from all the LDWA London social walks (and weekends away) on the LDWA London website.   You can see them by clicking here    Do take a look - they are a fascinating record of our adventures.   Here's a photo from Jerome's "Bliss from Liss" hike last weekend, just to whet your appetite:

;Bliss from liss..

Haslemere - partly along the Serpent Way

 

Finally - if you haven't made up your mind yet whether or not to join the LDWA London's "Founders' Challenge" hike in October, I can definitely recommend that you give it a go.   I went down to Surrey last week to check out some of route details and the countryside was absoluely stunning.   It's a beautiful walk, with fantastic views.   I'm sure you'll really enjoy it - and there is a 16 mile option, too, if you don't want to commit to the full 27 mile route.   To join up and learn more, click this link.

 

On that note I'll close till next week.   In the meantime, with the prospect of two of LDWA London's great walks on offer to put a spring in your step, I hope you have a great week and that for all our sakes the Pluto crisis is resolved before our fingernails disappear completely.

Bye for now..

Adam

 

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*MORE DETAILS* So and So (note this is a TUESDAY eve. walk)

Tue 7th Jul 2015

Event Details:

Event Details Updated: Updated with detailed route and joining information. No dogs on this walk, please
Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 9ml.
Start Time: 18.00
Route: Start Holborn tube End by 9pm at Ealing Broadway, connecting two historic Soane houses via Lincolns Inn Fields, Hyde Park, and Pitzhanger

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Meet outside the main entrance to Holborn Tube (Central & Piccadilly) in Kingsway, 

A very busy area so Rod, 079 0512 5820, will be wearing a bright yellow jacket. Aim to depart at 6pm and walk to the north side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in front of Sir John Soane’s Museum; marvel at the façade and the queue for first Tuesday evening opening.

The walk will return to Kingsway, junction with Great Queen Street, before using side streets to Hyde Park; on to Lancaster Gate (toilets 20p) and Shepherds Bush. Then along the Uxbridge Road (at Acton, see where Waitrose started!) to Ealing Common, and Pitzhanger Manor (Walpole Park is open but the house is closed to 2018); it was Soane’s country home www.pitzhanger.org.uk 

Sup at The Drapers Arms, and return to Central London from Ealing Broadway (Central & District). The route follows some roads used by Soane over 200 years ago. Consider - was Soane (1753-1857) one of England’s greatest architects? And resolve to visit the Museum, free Tues to Sats 10-5 – see www.soane.org
General Notes: No dogs
Contact: Rod Smith Telephone number 079 0512 5820
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start and Finish:
TQ305815
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London Parks Way (pt 3 of 3) -Trafalgar Square to Cutty Sark

Sat 11th Jul 2015

Event Details:

Event Type: Group Walk
Region: Southern England
Local Group: London
Distance: 24ml.
Start Time: 09.00
Route: Start Trafalgar Sq by Nelson's Column Final part of walk through London Parks. Highlights include Regents Canal, Victoria Park, QE Olympic Park, and Greenwich Park
General Notes: Lunch Olympic Park various options
Contact: Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
Web Site: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
Start:
TQ300804
View on StreetMap
Finish:
TQ383779
View on StreetMap
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London