Another double-whammy from London LDWA!


Another double-whammy from London LDWA!
Another double-whammy from London LDWA!

Hello everyone

Before getting into the details of this week's walks (and yes this week it's walks in the plural, as we have two for you to enjoy), I just wanted to mention a couple of other matters

  • First of all, a date for your diaries.   The 20th annual LDWA London "Founders'" challenge hike will be on SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER 2016.   So get it in your calendars now, so you will have no possible excuse for not entering!   And Gordon has written an excellent report of this year's event, which you can view by clicking this link.   There are lots of photos, so you may even spot yourself.   Do take a look!

  • Next - a big thanks to everyone who has already entered the "unhelpful signs" competition.   As a reminder, we're looking for examples of "unhelpful" or just plain confusing, signs that you have spotted while out on your travels.  A £25 prize for the best.   You can view the entries to date, and learn more about the competition, by clicking this link.
    The competition runs until midnight on Monday, 19 October, and you can submit entries by replying to this email, or sending them to london.walks@ldwa.org.uk
    Here's an example of one I came across the other day - in a cafe rather than on the beaten path, but it did make me smile, even though I have absolutely no idea what it means.

 

Must ean something to someone

If you can decode this, you're doing better than me!

 

Turning now to the events of the week.

First up, on Wednesday, Peter is leading a bit of a wander round Wimbledon, taking in both the Common and the Park.   If a spot of wombling free sounds like your thing, Join Peter at 17:58 at Earlsfield Station on Wednesday.

Then on Saturday, Roderick is leading an 18 mile exploration slightly further afield, taking in the Stour Valley in a hike that is being run jointly with Kent group.   Be at Canterbury West station (NB there are two stations in canterbury - get the right one!) at 09:50 on Saturday morning, if you'd like to join in..   There are some photos below from the Stour Valley route, taken on last week's recce.   Note that some additional information has been provided about this walk, compared to "Strider".   It's all on the website, and reproduced at the bottom of this email. 

 

Rod's walk 1 Rod's walk 2 Rod's walk 3

Some scenes from the Stour Valley walk

As ever, the details of both this week's walks are at the bottom of this email.

Have a great week!

Adam

 

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Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Common

Wed 14th Oct 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
17.58
 
Route
Meet Earlsfield Stn (Waterloo 17.46, Vauxhall 17.50, Clapham Junction 17.54) A linear walk through Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Common ending at Wimbledon Stn
 
Contact
Peter Buchwald Telephone number 07983 577101
 
Start
TQ261730
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Finish
TQ248707
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Stour Valley (Joint w. Kent) - more walk details added 12/10

Sat 17th Oct 2015

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note additional info compared to Strider (though outbound train times unchanged). and lunch arrangements.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.50
 
Route
Start Canterbury West Stn main entrance  (take 08.10 from Charing Cross or 08.37 from St Pancras change at Ashford).   Ends at Sandwich Station for either 1806 via Ramsgate (change) or 1825 via Dover and Ashford to return to London
Route is linear, mainly by Stour Valley path.   Mainly flat and, apart from a heavy dew, was mainly dry on Saturday 10 October’s recce. 
Walk through pretty Kent villages of Fordwich and Stodmarsh After 45 minutes for lunch, walk via West and East Stourmouth, and Westmarsh through many apple orchards, with a possible diversion to see the impressive Roman walls of Richborough Castle
 
General Notes
* Lunch at The Grove Ferry Inn near Upstreet or bring sandwiches 
* Ticket inspector, Tomasz (apparently), advises buy a day return ticket to Ramsgate as South Eastern trains to East Kent go via that station; and check in advance for any offers available only on-line.
* Torches advised in case of dark finish
* No dogs
 
Contact
Rod Smith Telephone number 079 0512 5820
 
 
Start
TR146584
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Finish
TR332576
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