Triples from London LDWA!

Triples from London LDWA!
Triples from London LDWA!

Hello everyone


This week's Update holds lots of interest (well at least I hope it does) in the form two triples.   Yes really.   The first is a triple-choice for our forthcoming walks programme, and the second is a triple Wetherspoons-extravaganza.


Starting first with the trilemma..

Dick has kindly agreed to lead a walk for us in the summer 2016 programme but is faced with a surfeit of possible routes.   So in what I think is a first for London LDWA, he's asking for a bit of audience participation.   Dick has set out the challenge below - please could you have a read through and let Dick know by email  ( in the next week or so, what your choice would be:


I've offered to lead a walk on Saturday 25 June, and there are three options which I've enjoyed this year, all have their merits (and downsides) - I really can't decide which to settle on and invite people to express their preference.  In no particular order...
Option A
Higham/Cliffe/Gravesend, with the morning in farmland/woods to the south before lunch in Cooling or Cliffe, then for the afternoon  (depending on the frisky bullock situation) going out either over the marshes or via Cliffe RSPB to Cliffe Fort ending along the seawall to Gravesend.  Lunch stop in Cooling.  We haven't been out there for a while

Option B
- Roach/Crouch peninsula, similar to Steve's recent walk but (hopefully, in June) less mist-bound.  Taking in Paglesham, Canewdon, possibly a bit of Wallasea Island.  Flat, open.   Lunch options a bit off-centre, best to plan for a picnic.  A chance to see what happened to the Crossrail diggings

Option C
Epping to Bishops Stortford via Chipping Ongar, Fyfield and Hatfield Forest.  Mostly farmland and some woods, follows chunks of the Essex Way and Three Forests Way.  The downside to this one is that it's longer than most (25+ miles), but then so are the days in June.  Various lunch options.
Let me know (email to by the end of November if possible;  not promising to choose the most popular.  But any thoughts on these routes more than welcome.



And now the second "triple"..

On Saturday (and NOTE THE DATE CHANGE COMPARED TO "STRIDER" which shows this walk on the Sunday), Dave is leading an Odyssey which in keeping with traditional Greek mythology will be visiting two - and possibly even three - Wetherspoons pubs en route.  

So if taking in the sights of Bromley, Canary Wharf and Tower Hill through a haze of London Pride and £2.99 curry, sounds like your cup of tea, this could be exactly for you.   Just turn up at Bromley South station at 09.30 on Saturday (frequent trains from Victoria and some also from Blackfriars) - or earlier if you want to exercise the breakfast option - and you could be well on your way to securing your place in the record books.....


;BBC News Wetherspoons lady

From the BBC News website, 31 October 2015


Before I sign off and I lose your attention, I came across this remarkable article on the BBC website.   Click the headline and read the details - sounds it could have been designed for the LDWA!

Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk

That's all for now.
As usual, the details of the weekend's walk are below.
Have a great week - and enjoy the weekend (hic)!





Another Wetherspoons Odyssey

Sat 28th Nov 2015


Event Details:

Event Details Updated
NOTE: For operational reasons, it has become necessary to change the day of this walk from Sun. 29th. Nov. to the day before, Sat. 28th. Nov
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
***NOTE WALK HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY from Sunday as advertised in "Strider""***
Meet at Bromley South stn (frequent trains from Victoria) Linear finishing at Tower Hill W'spoons ( Liberty Bounds ) with lunch at The Gatehouse ( W'spoons Greenwich ). The morning follows Capital Ring & river paths then across Blackheath & through Greenwich Park & after lunch will follow the London '100 ' route in reverse to Canary Wharf & along the river to finish
General Notes
If you want b'fast, meet in The Richmal Crompton W'spoons opp. Bromley S. Stat. at 09.00
Dave Williams Telephone number 07505 757557 in Strider
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