A triple treat from London LDWA!


A triple treat from London LDWA!
A triple treat from London LDWA!

Hello everyone

 

This week, in a bit of a departure from the norm, we are offering not one, not two, but three walks for your enjoyment - one of which is a full-day midweek excursion, for anyone lucky enough not to be at work this week.

 

First on the list, this Tuesday, Charles is leading a 16-miler from East Finchley - somewhere a little different for LDWA.   If you'd like to join this midweek outing, be at East Finchley tube station at 09:30.   It will be interesting to see how this longer midweek hike goes - if it's a success, we could consider doing more of them in the future.

Then on Thursday, Rob is taking a 7 mile evening hike from Boston Manor to Hammersmith, surprisingly enough finishing up at a Wetherspooons for some sociable refreshment at the end.   To join this inviting outing, meet at Boston Manor station at 6pm. 

Then, to complete the hat-trick, on Saturday, Peter is setting out on a linear walk from Petersfield to Rowlands Castle.   If you'd like to join him on this particularly beautiful Hampshire outing, meet at Petersfield station at 10.11 am on Saturday.

 

Well that's all for now - but just in case you are beginning to cast your minds further afield, I took the photo below at sunrise last Wednesday from the summit of Mt Fuji, in Japan.   Japan is a fantastic destination for hiking - unexpectedly beautiful, with vast areas of mountainous upland, almost completely unspolied despite the huge population.   A real surprise, and if you're ever fortunate enough to have the chance of visiting, I'd definitely take it.

 

Sunrise on Mt Fuji last week

 5 am sunrise from Fuji, last Wednesday morning 

 

Full details of this week's walks are, as ever, at the bottom of this email.

Have a great week!

Adam

 

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East Finchley and Moat Mount full length midweek

Tue 18th Aug 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
16ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
East Finchey tube (High Barnet branch of Northern line) Walk the Dollis Valley to Moat Mount and return partially by a different route. Almost entirely off road. Coffee stop Mill Hill. Return tube Woodhouse Road at 13 miles or back to East Finchley 16 miles
Contact
Charles O'Toole (contact via Walks Secretary on 07767 321960)
Start and Finish
TQ273892
View on StreetMap

 

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Boston Manor to Hammersmith

Thu 20th Aug 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
7ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
Start Boston Manor Stn (Piccadilly Line) A walk along the Grand Union Canal and Thames Path with a chance to explore Chiswick Park Gardens. Pub William Morris (Wetherspoons)
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
Start and Finish
TQ164788
View on StreetMap

 

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Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Sat 22nd Aug 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
10.11
Route
Meet Petersfield Stn Waterloo 08.45; Clapham Junction 08.52. A linear walk over Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park with lunch probably at Chalton and possibly a visit to St Hubert’s church at Idsworth in the afternoon
Contact
Peter Buchwald Telephone number 07983 577101
Start and Finish
SU744236
View on StreetMap

 

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