Weekly Walking with London LDWA (Springtime walk Tue 12 and Epping Sat 16 April)


Weekly Walking with London LDWA (Springtime walk Tue 12 and Epping Sat 16 April)
Weekly Walking with London LDWA (Springtime walk Tue 12 and Epping Sat 16 April)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Monday, again.
Well, to cheer you through the week, we've got lots of short-term (and longer term, too) excitements for you to get into your diaries.

 

First of all, on Tuesday (yes, that's TOMORROW) evening, Susan is leading a central London excursion, taking in some of the best bits of the city in springtime.

Note that the date of this walk has been CHANGED compared to Strider - it's on Tuesday, not Wednesday.

If you'd like to join Susan on what will surely be a beautiful vernal venture, just meet up at the Founders' Arms pub near Blackfriar's bridge station (http://www.foundersarms.co.uk/contact) on the South Bank at 6pm on Tuesday evening.

 

Then, moving on to the weekend, on Saturday, Dick is promising to take us where no person has ever trodden before - the wilds of Epping, beyond the end of the Central line.   If this walk is anywhere near as interesting as the one that Dick led a couple of weeks ago round Docklands, this will be an excellent voyage of discovery taking in long distance paths, nature reserves and more.   So if you'd like to find out how Steward's Green Lane gained its notoriety, just be at Epping station (Central Line) at 09.00 on Saturday morning.

The photo below shows one of the delightful green lanes you'll be visiting along the way 

Views along the route

Tunnel of green in Epping!

 

While I've got your attention, a couple of longer term matters to bring to your attention.

First of all, please note that I got the timing for Ron's pop-up walk next week (Tuesday 19 April) wrong - it's actually a late morning / afternoon walk, starting at 10.40, and NOT an evening walk as I incorrectly stated.

 

 

And second, the details of Godfrey's weekend away to the Lake District have been firmed up now.   It is running between 10th and 18th June, and will be based in Hawkshead.   There are more details on the website (click here) but if you'd be interested in going, please email Godfrey at gdocallaghan@gmail.com

 

 

As it happens I was up in the Lake District last weekend and enjoyed superb weather.   The sun is guaranteed to shine for the LDWA trip, and the photo below shows the type of vistas you can expect to enjoy from the Lakeland Summits, if you decide to take the plunge and head out for this extremely enjoyable sounding excursion.

View from the top of Blencathra, Lake District

View from the top of Blencathra, Lake District, last Saturday

 

Well I think that's more than enough to get you into the mood for walking - have a great week, and make sure you get out and about and make the most of the full programme we've got laid on for you!

 

Adam

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Springtime in London

Tue 12th Apr 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Please note the date of this walk has been BROUGHT FORWARD from the Wednesday to Tuesday.    The date in "Strider" is incorrect.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet at the Founders Arms on S side of the river by Blackfriars Bridge Station Along the Thames Path across the river to pass The Palace of Westminster, a medieval Abbey and include the royal parks with hopefully an abundance of spring flowers, finishing at  Trafalgar Square
 
Contact
Susan Cannell Telephone number 07817 398922
 
Start
TQ322805
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Finish
TQ300804
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Epping and the North

Sat 16th Apr 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 4/4/2016 with: corrected start grid ref; expanded walk details and corrected mobile phone number.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Epping Station. Central Line - about every 10-15 minutes An exploration of the lands beyond the known universe (or the Central Line), starting at Epping station, visiting Copped Hall (outside only), Epping Long Green (the M11 of its day), approaching to within 100 metres of Harlow, Hastingwood, North Weald Bassett nature reserve, Birching Coppice, Gernon Bushes, the western terminus of the Epping and Ongar Railway and the notorious Steward's Green Lane before returning to Epping Station. Takes in parts of both the Three Forests Way and the Stort Valley Way. Stopping at Epping Green (7 miles), Hastingwood (10 miles), Gernon Bushes (17 miles)
 
General Notes
Lunch:  Unless there is really poor weather bring a packed lunch (plan is to stop in Mark Bushes).  The Rainbow and Dove at Hastingwood (www.rainbowanddove.com) serves food 12-3 but is both underseated and densely populated, however the beer selection is good. Terrain: Fairly flat, a few short stretches on and across roads.  As of 2 April the going was - in places - "soft". No dogs
 
Contact
Dick Bowman Telephone number 0747 434 2329 (on-the-day use only, please)
 
Start and Finish
TL462015
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London