Magnificent Mud with London LDWA! (Lower Wandle Wed 9 Mar ***AND*** There will be Mud Sat 12 Mar)


Magnificent Mud with London LDWA! (Lower Wandle Wed 9 Mar ***AND*** There will be Mud Sat 12 Mar)
Magnificent Mud with London LDWA! (Lower Wandle Wed 9 Mar ***AND*** There will be Mud Sat 12 Mar)

Hello everyone

Well now that we're into the meteorological majesty of March, we've actually got two walks coming up this week to make the most of the fresh air that this windy month affords.   So get your boots out, gird your loins, and get ready to roam!  
(By the way, does anyone know what "girding" your loins actually means?)

 

Our first outing this week is on Wednesday, when Peter will be leading a wander down the Wandle, heading to the Thames.  The Wandle river, apparently, gave its name to Wandwsorth and at just 9 miles long is one of theThames' shorter tributaries.   To have your own mini-Amazonic Adventure, join Peter at Wimbledon station at 18.00 this Wednesday, 9 March

 

Following hot on Peter's heels, on Saturday, Dick is leading a circular walk around the periphery of Epping Forest which he has optimistically titled "There will be mud".   Hopefully, we won't be encountering scenes like the one below, but it definitely sounds like a good opportunity to test out the waterproofing on your boots.

So if you fancy a bit of urban bog-trotting, join Dick at Chingford station at 09.30 on Saturday and don't forget your gaiters.

 

Easter eggs in grass

Winter 2013/14 mud in the Chilterns. Hopefully we will do better in Epping forest!

 

The details of this week's delightful duo of walks are, as ever, at the end of this note

By the way, I've now made it as far as Greenhead (on Hadrian's Wall) as I enjoy my Pennine sojourn, and hope to finish on Thursday or Friday, depending on how long the traverse of the Cheviot takes.   You can read the details by clicking here.
If I finish my walk in time, I will be heading to the LDWA National AGM in Buxton this weekend.   Hopefully a good number of you will be there too.

That's all for now

Cheers

 

Adam

 

 

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The Lower Wandle (NB new finish - PUTNEY not Clapham J)

Wed 9th Mar 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note change in finish point - the walk will end at Putney station and NOT Clapham Junction as advertised in "Strider".
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
5ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Wimbledon stn A walk to PUTNEY along the Wandle and the Thames
 
Contact
Peter Buchwald Telephone number in Strider
 
Start
TQ248707
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Finish
TQ220760
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There will be mud!

Sat 12th Mar 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note revised route description and mobile number (the number in "Strider" is incorrect)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.30
 
Route
Meet Chingford Stn. TfL from Liverpool Street (09.03 arrives Chingford 09.29) A tour mostly round the edges of Epping Forest, visiting some of the less frequented (and probably muddier) byways.  Along the route, Loughton Brook, the Deer Sanctuary, Warren Plantation, High Beach Speedway Track, Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Plaque
 
General Notes
Recommending lunch at the Forest Gate Inn rather than a b-y-o (because of location), afternoon tea stop in High Beach. No dogs
 
Contact
Dick Bowman Telephone number 0747 434 2329 - NB Strider number incorrect
 
Start and Finish
TQ391646
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