Walking wonders with London LDWA! (Woodlands Tue 14 AND Newport (Essex) Sat 18 June)


Walking wonders with London LDWA! (Woodlands Tue 14 AND Newport (Essex) Sat 18 June)
Walking wonders with London LDWA! (Woodlands Tue 14 AND Newport (Essex) Sat 18 June)

Hello and welcome to the week!

Don't let the weather deter you from getting out and about!  

It's the rain that makes this such a green and pleasant land, and right now the countryside is looking magnificent.   All you need to get the most out of it is a bit of goretex and a positive mental attitude (as James Bond would have said).

 

So this week we've got two wonderful walks in store for you.

First of all, on Tuesday evening (yes that's right it's TOMORROW), Peter is going to be taking us on a tour of some of South East London's finest woodlands.   Peter has told me this is an especially interesting walk, despite the weather rather looking as if it may be on a rinse cycle.   And Peter certainly knows how to organise a great outing - as those of you who were with him last Saturday will know, when he laid on a private display of the Red Arrows exclusively for LDWA London members.   So if you'd like to find out what's in store in the next episode of the Aylmer Adventures, get to Abbey Wood station for 18:15 on Tuesday.

And then second, on Saturday, Keith will be leading a walk from Newport.   Yes, Newport.   Not Pagnall, Gwent. Isle of Wight or even Rhode Island, but Essex.   So for those of you who like me didn't even know there was a Newport in what must surely be one of the most land-locked locations in Britain, this will be an irresistible draw.   If you'd like to check out this little-known destination, and also explore some of the Icknield Way, then make your way to Newport station for 09.27 on Saturday morning, remembering that you'll need to leave from Liverpool Street, not Paddington..

 

By the way, I was out walking in Hampshire last week and came across this most surprising character taking a stroll through the allotments near Petersfield.   I wondered if he was in training for his next job, post 23 June?

David Cameron scarecrow

Yes, terrifying

 

Well I think I better stop now, or else risk being sent to the Tower.

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

 

Have a great week

 

Adam

  

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Woodlands of south-east London (linear)

Tue 14th Jun 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.15
 
Route
Meet Abbey Wood stn (depart Cannon Street 17.39 or London Bridge 17.42), finish Falconwood stn, four trains/hr back to London Linear route via the Green Chain Walk and other paths including Lesnes Abbey Wood, Bostall Wood, Shooters Hill, Oxleas Wood and Eltham Park
 
General Notes
The second of four walks in three weeks based on the leader's forthcoming Cicerone guide to London.  Falcon pub (Harvester) at finish. Registered assistance dogs only
 
Contact
Peter Aylmer Telephone number 020 8519 6147 M: (on day only) 07884 235784
 
Start
TQ473790
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Finish
TQ445745
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Newport to Great Chesterford

Sat 18th Jun 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.27
 
Route
Meet Newport (Essex) stn (Liverpool Street 08.28). Finish Great Chesterford stn (London trains 34 mins past the hour) Through Audley End & Saffron Walden to Ashdon (10.00ml) for lunch (pub &/or picnic) then past Linton zoological gardens and following the Icknield Way Trail
 
General Notes
Note - some details of this walk may change - check website closer to the time
 
Contact
Keith Lane Telephone number 07843 020525
 
Start
TL522335
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Finish
TL504424
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London