Step into the future with London LDWA! (Ruislip Thu 30 June eve AND Lambeth Sat 2 July)


Step into the future with London LDWA! (Ruislip Thu 30 June eve AND Lambeth Sat 2 July)
Step into the future with London LDWA! (Ruislip Thu 30 June eve AND Lambeth Sat 2 July)

Hello everyone!

Well, love it or loathe it, we're living in a slightly different world now but the good thing is that the countryside is still as beautiful as ever, and the LDWA is a pillar of stability amidst the turmoil!

 

So what have we got in store this week?   Actually, there are two great walks in the calendar so if you can tear yourselves away from the riveting political debate :-) then pack your bag and get out into the fresh air!

 

First up, on Thursday evening, Peter will be taking a walk in the woods - though unlike Mr Bryson, it's in Ruislip rather than the Appalachians.   But this is actually in its own way a literary excursion, as it's a recce for the last in Peter's recent series of four London based walks that will feature in a forthcoming Cicerone guide he's writing.   So if you'd like to join, make your way to West Ruislip station (National Rail from Marylebone or Central Line) for 18:15 on Thursday.   But note if you take the tube, allow at least 45 mins as it takes takes a surprisingly long time to get there.   As an added bonus, the walk aims to finish at a Wetherspoons in Northwood Hills.

And then on Saturday, Ian will be leading a linear hike through Lambeth.   This promises to be an interesting exploration of almost the whole of the borough of Lambeth - from south to north.   A fantastic opportunity to learn something about a part of London that LDWA doesn't often explore.   If you'd like to go, make your way to Mitcham Eastfields railway stn (East exit) on Saturday morning.   And in what seems like a bit of a lie-in for LDWA, you don't need to be there till 10:00 am.   The walk will finish back in central London, at Blackfriars station.

 

Ruislip Lido last October

On the beach - one of the more unusual features of Ruislip Woods

 

Well once again, we draw to a close, so I'll sign off and wish you a brave new week!

Adam

 

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Ruislip Woods (Linear)

Thu 30th Jun 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.15
 
Route
Meet West Ruislip stn (depart Marylebone 17.53 or use Central Line - allow 45 mins from Oxford Circus), finish Northwood Hills tube, Metropolitan Line Through Ruislip Woods national nature reserve and around Ruislip Lido. Wetherspoons pub (at risk of closure when going to press) at finish
 
General Notes
The last of four walks in three weeks based on the leader's forthcoming Cicerone guide to London. Registered assistance dogs only
 
Contact
Peter Aylmer Telephone number 07884 235784
 
Start
TQ083868
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Finish
TQ102902
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A Lambeth Walk (Linear)

Sat 2nd Jul 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
10.00
 
Route
Meet at Mitcham Eastfields rlwy stn (East exit); finish at Blackfriars rlwy stn (South exit) A walk almost entirely within the Borough of Lambeth. From the southern tip to the north, visiting green spaces, interesting buildings and the odd blue plaque on the way
 
General Notes
Pub lunch and/or picnic opportunity available
 
Contact
Ian Fairweather Telephone number 07774 246 920
 
Start
TQ284692
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Finish
TQ317805
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