A full week to look forward to with London LDWA!


A full week to look forward to with London LDWA!
A full week to look forward to with London LDWA!

Dear all

It hardly seems possible that we are well into September already.   But LDWA London has plenty going on this week to help us all make the best of the last few weeks of Summer.   Read on..  

 

Top of the list - Founders.  

I'm sure you're all well aware that our annual challenge hike is coming up fast.   In fact it's less than three weeks away, on Saturday 3 October.   There are a couple of things I wanted to mention:  

  • First of all, we're still a bit short of volunteer helpers for the day.   If you would be willing to help out, please contact the organiser, Gordon Parker,  at founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk .   No offers of help refused!   Thanks in advance
  • Secondly, you might want to sign up for Founders yourself - it's an excellent event in beautiful Surrey countryside, with both 16 and 27 mile options available (and there's also a course for runners).   To sign up, just take a look at the relevant page on the LDWA London website, which you can access by clicking here

 

Now a note on behalf of Surrey LDWA.

Please note that the leader of Surrey Group's walk next Saturday (19th Sep) ("Surrey’s Northern
Borders") cannot make that day and has changed it to the Sunday (20th). Since it starts close to a rail station London Group members may be going, so please note the date change.   (And the date change does mean that London members can do both our walk on the Saturday, and Surrey's on the Sunday, if they are really keen).

 

Social media

If you're not already a member of our Facebook group (and over half of all London LDWA members are), you might want to consider joining.   There's a whole range of interesting stuff on there - including photos from our events and from other LDWA activities.

Also, while we don't tend to publicise non-LDWA events on our own website or in this email, there are notifications for a variety of relevant and interesting non-LDWA events on our Facebook site, which you might want to take a look at.   Just log on to FaceBook and find the LDWA London page (click here) and send a joining request (it's a closed group, only open to members).   A couple of very social-looking events have been posted there in the last few days, so do take a look

 

A trailer for a competition..

Yes next week is competition week!   So watch this space - hopefully by this time next week I'll have worked out what the prizes are..

 

And now to our regular items - this week's walks!

Thank you for reading this far!
Well this week, as ever, we have two great walks on offer for you.

 

First up, on Wednesday, Roderick will be leading a "Hills and Views" explorer from Oxford Circus to Alexandra Palace.   Be at Oxford Circus tube station (exit 1 at the North East) at 6pm sharp, if you'd like to go along.   Roderick will be wearing his now (in)famous yellow jacket to assist in the recognition of your leader.   (Note that some additional information has been provided on the route, which is reproduced on the web and at the bottom of this email).
And to whet your appetites, Roderick has set along a photo from the course (below), taken from last week's recce: 

Hills and views Hills and Views - a taste of things to come this Wednesday!

And second, on Saturday,  Jane is taking a walk through the High Weald to some of Rudyard Kipling's former haunts, taking in Fuller's Follies en route.   If you'd like to find out what follies Fuller created, join Jane on Saturday and be at Stonegate station at 10:26.
(Note that trains from London Bridge are subject to ongoing disruption at the moment so check times on the National rail website before you set off.   At the time of writing, everything seems OK but you can never tell...).

Well I think that's enough for now.   I hope you have a great week and enjoy the walks.   And start thinking about the competition!

 

Adam

 

~~~~~~~~~~~

Hills and Views

Wed 16th Sep 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Route details expanded compared to "Strider", and walk now ends at Alexandra Palace station rather than Wood Green - this reduces the walk by a mile and provides more onward travel choices.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
PUNCTUAL Start Oxford Circus. Meet outside Exit 1 at NE corner of the Circus , (near Niketown shop).  Very busy - Roderick's yellow jacket make a reappearance! To end by 20.50 at Alexandra Palace for trains south to Finsbury Park, Moorgate, Kings Cross, and north to Welwyn Garden City etc.
Hilly route via Regent Street (north), Portland Place, Park Crescent and into Regents Park to Primrose Hill; on to Parliament Hill, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill, Alexandra Palace.  Free toilets at The Hub after 2 miles.  Pub stop at end is The Starting Gate for food and drinks including Meantime beers. Torches advised for the Wood;
 
General Notes
No dogs
 
Contact
Rod Smith Telephone number 07905 125820
 
Start and Finish
TQ290812
View on StreetMap
 

~~~~~~~~~~~

A Linear walk with Jack Fuller along the 1066 rail line

Sat 19th Sep 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Late lunch so do bring some food in case we don't get to the pub in time.   There will be opportunity to buy sandwiches at shop in Burwash.  Should be back before dark but do remember your torch just in case as unlikely to arrive in Battle before 7pm.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
10.26
 
Route
Start Stonegate stn. Buy return ticket to Battle Take the 09.15 from Charing Cross  to Hastings, High Weald going through Burwash, past Rudyard Kipling’s House Batemans, then on via Brightling and some Fuller’s follies to lunch stop at the Swan Inn Dallington. Then further S through more of the High Weald, eventually some of the 1066 path to end at Battle Abbey
 
General Notes
Due to engineering works at London bridge during 2015, train times may change, so pls refer to website nearer the time. Dogs welcome
 
Contact
Jane Bates Telephone number 07930 999377
 
Start and Finish
TQ658273
View on StreetMap
 
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London