We have a winner!!

We have a winner!!
We have a winner!!

Hello everyone!

I know the tension has been unbearable, but at last I'm delighted to be able to announce the winner of this year's London LDWA "unhelpful signs" competition.   Actually, the voting was remarkably evenly spread amongst the 40 entries, but there was one photo that just nudged ahead of the rest, which was number 24 "Many will have found this sign post useful when wondering where to go from Blackheath in Surrey", which was submitted by Kate Copeland.   So congratulations to Kate- you win the £25 prize!   I'll be in touch shortly to arrange to get it to you.

You can see the winning entry below:


The winning photo

The winning entry "Many will have found this sign post useful when wondering where to go from Blackheath in Surrey


Looking ahead to the week, next Sunday we've got a really interesting "estuarine exploration" lined up for you.   Steve's going to be leading a walk around the Roach and Crouch rivers, in deepest Essex.   This sounds like a fascinating day out, so if you'd like to join, be at Rochester station at 09.46 on Sunday.

Whilst I've got your attention, I also wanted to let you know that Surrey group are currently looking for volunteers to help at their forthcoming "Winter Tanners" challenge event on Sunday 10 January.   Surrey were extremely helpful to us in our "Founders'" event (they lent us the electronic tagging equipment) so if you'd like to reciprocate their help, please could you get in touch with the event organiser, Richard Ireson, 01344 777444 or richard@ireson.org.   You can find more details by clicking here.


I'm currently part way along the Dales Way and made it as far as Ribblehead today.  It's a brilliant walk - I'd highly recommend it if you've not had chance to walk it yet.  The photo below was taken an hour ago, as we descended from Cam Fell towards Ribblehead.   Sublime!


Ingleborough from the section of the route where the Dales way and Pennine Way coincide

Anyway, that's all for now.   The details of Steve's walk on Sunday (which have been expanded slightly compared to "Strider") are attached below

Have a great week!





Roach and Crouch Estuarine Exploration (Note route changes)

Sun 1st Nov 2015


Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note slight changes to walk as the original lunch pub is no longer open so the route has been extended (21 miles vs 18 miles originally) to reach an alternative venue.   All other details are the same
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Rochford stn. Take 08.44 from Liverpool Street Circular from Rochford exploring the rivers Roach and Crouch estuaries and surrounding countryside. Numerous seabirds (if the tide is right) and the occasional seal
General Notes
Possible pub lunch at The Punch Bowl at Paglesham Churchend (NOT Lion Cove as previously advertised), or bring sandwiches
Steve Plested Telephone number 07536 037945 
Start and Finish
View on StreetMap


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