Eastern exploits with London LDWA! (Wetlands explorer Sat 19 Mar)

Eastern exploits with London LDWA! (Wetlands explorer Sat 19 Mar)
Eastern exploits with London LDWA! (Wetlands explorer Sat 19 Mar)

Hello everybody

Welcome to Monday!   It's only a week till the vernal equinox now, and already the evenings are getting noticeably lighter.

So what more reason could you need for getting out and about with the London LDWA this week?   And to add further to the temptation, on Saturday, Peter, in his maiden voyage as our new LDWA London Chair, is leading what promises to be an especially interesting journey round some of north east London's lesser known canals and rivers, checking out wildlife reserves and maybe even spotting the massively impressive Beckton Alp towards the end.   Actually this Alp is a bit more geologically recent than those in Switzerland and is a remnant of the spoil from the world's largest gas-works.

So if you always fancied yourself as a bit of a wetlands wanderer and want to try out your webbed feet, then meet Peter at 09.00 at Mile End tube on Saturday.   Note that some of the details of the walk have changed compared to "Strider" - most notably, because of TfL engineering work, the end point has had to be swapped from Beckton to STRATFORD.


And while I have your attention...
... please don't forget the LDWA London photo competition.   Make sure that when you're when you are out on one of our events, you're snapping away - or whatever the iPhone equivalent of snapping is - so we have a good gallery of entrants to judge later this year.   You can read all about the competition, including details of how to submit your entries, by clicking here.

For anyone interested, I finished the Pennine Way last Thursday - you can read how it all worked out by clicking this link.  The photo shows Bowes Castle - one of the less well known but more interesting sights along the way - I highly recommend this whole walk - I've thoroughly enjoyed it every step of the way.

Bowes Castle

The castle at Bowes against the steely evening sky, a few days ago on the Pennine Way


And the LDWA National AGM immediately afterwards was a real success - if you didn't make it this year, I'd urge you to give it a go in 2017.   It's a great way of meeting fellow hikers, and of enjoying some excellent walks in what is always a different and interesting part of the country.

Finally, now that I'm properly back in circulation, in the next few days I will be contacting all those of you who expressed interest in the "Curry and Comets" weekend in November, with an update on booking arrangements, etc.

The details of this week's walk are, as ever, at the end of this note.


Back to the real world now!  





Wetlands Explorer (linear) REVISED finish point - STRATFORD

Sat 19th Mar 2016


Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 11/3/16 with: * more details on route * route revisions (to avoid Greenway closure) * GR error corrected * revised finish point * notes on transport changes
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Mile End tube; finish Stratford station (NEW finish point) We'll set off along the Regent's Canal before following the course of the New River to the London Wildlife Trust's future Woodberry Wetlands. We then head down to the River Lea and a riverside pub in Tottenham. After, we do a loop around the site of the LWT's future Walthamstow wetlands before cutting over the Walthamstow marshes and re-joining the Lea, though with a few meanders before reaching the historic Three Mills. From here we head to Stratford and the finish.
General Notes
Start: still Mile End tube (nb GR in Strider incorrect) ***only Central Line tube running to Mile End that day - no District / H&C lines.*** ***no TFL trains from Stratford***
Peter Aylmer Telephone number 020 8519 6147 or mobile (on the day only) 07884 235784
View on StreetMap
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London