Comings and goings with London LDWA!: POP UP - End of the line Tue 19/4 & Godalming Sat 23/4


Comings and goings with London LDWA!: POP UP - End of the line Tue 19/4 & Godalming Sat 23/4
Comings and goings with London LDWA!:  POP UP - End of the line Tue 19/4 & Godalming Sat 23/4

Hello everyone!

Yes, it's Monday again but no need for the beginning of week blues!   We've got a couple of great walks - and a plug for the late Summer - to brighten the start to your week.

 

Coming up first, on Tuesday, Ron is leading a midweek, mid-day "pop up" walk (i.e. it doesn't appear in "Strider") for those lucky enough not to be chained to the office desk.   Ron's walk meets at 10.40 at Hatfield Peverel station and heads off into deepest Essex, in the general direction of Maldon (where the salt comes from).   So if you'd rather be enjoying fresh air than London fumes, Ron's 12 mile leg-stretch could be just what you're looking for.

 

LDWA London's last visit to Maldon

LDWA London's last visit to the Maldon salt factory.   Note the practical headgear worn in case of adverse weather conditions.   Not sure if it's Goretex though.

 

But if you can't escape midweek, all is not lost!   Because on Saturday, Jenny is going to be exploring the hills and commons of Godalming and its environs.   This sounds like another great day out, taking in some favourite spots including Winkworth arboretum and Hambledon, the latter, according to Wikipedia, being famous for having no dual carriageways and no railways.   So if this sounds like your idea of rural bliss, just hop on the train from Waterloo and get yourself to Godalming for 09.01 on Saturday morning.

 

And there's more!

Now, while I've got your attention, I'd like to promote another weekend away that LDWA London is laying on for you this summer.   Last week I was extolling the virtues of Godfrey's weekend away to the Lakes in June (click here for details) and now it's the turn of Lonica's weekend away to Derbyshire in September (click here for details).
So read on...

 

Weekend away to Derbyshire in September

Now that spring has arrived and Easter is past perhaps your thoughts are turning to where you might go for a weekend away.

Well there are still places available for the September weekend in the White Peaks, so if you fancy 4 great walks in this lovely area please do contact Lonica and book up you accommodation.

The weekend away section on the website (click here) has full details but here is a summary as a taster.

The walks.   

Friday 9 September.   18 miles.   Matlock to Hartington via Winster, Birchover, Gratton Dale and Long Dale.  

Saturday 10 September.  20 miles.  Harting circular via Milldale, Dove Dale, Illam Hall (lunch at NT cafe), Wetton (pub for drinks) and Hulme End.

Sunday 11 September.  21 miles.  Hartington circular via Lathkill Dale, Over Haddon (lunch), Sheldon, Flagg and Pomeroy.

Monday 12 September.  20 miles.  Hartington to Matlock via Youlgreave (lunch), Stanton Moor and Rowsley.
 

The plan is to take a train up Friday morning.  Currently there is a 7.52am train from St Pancras  on Fridays arriving at Matlock at 10.27am.  We would then walk to Hartington; walking back on Monday to catch the train at around 18.36 arriving in London at 21.01.  Train times will be updated nearer the time.

We will stay in Hartington for 3 nights.  Book your own accommodation – either at the YHA on the group membership card or in B&B you identify yourself. 

If you are interested, please contact Lonica Vanclay on Lonica.Vanclay@outlook.com

 

So that's all for now.

All the details of this week's walks are, as ever, below. 

Have a great week

Adam

 

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!!! POP UP !!! End of the line

Tue 19th Apr 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
This is a short-notice "Pop-up" midweek daytime walk - not included in "Strider"
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
12ml.
 
Start Time
10.40
 
Route
Hatfield Peverel station 10.40am (10.02 from Liverpool St) Buy return to Witham Return from Witham station (4 trains per hour) To Maldon via  Pepper Mill Lock (coffee stop), Twitty Fee, Woodham Water and Beeleigh Abbey, but allow for diversions intentional or otherwise
 
General Notes
Catch bus at end from Maldon to Witham Many cafes etc. in Maldon including a Wetherspoons
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: T: 01702 587128 M: 07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TL789122
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Finish
TL820152
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Godalming circular -- hills and commons

Sat 23rd Apr 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
19ml.
 
Start Time
09.01
 
Route
Meet Godalming rlwy stn (GU7 1EU) 09.01 (Waterloo 08.15). Return trains 25, 53 mins past the hour R Wey Nav, Winkworth Arboretum, Hambledon, Witley, Thursley Common, Eashing
 
General Notes
Lunch: Witley, The White Hart
 
Contact
Jennifer Caddy Telephone number 01483 423207 M: 07779 733472
 
Start and Finish
SU966439
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