Summer delights with London LDWA! (London Squares Tue 12 AND Box Hill Sat 16 July)


Summer delights with London LDWA! (London Squares Tue 12 AND Box Hill Sat 16 July)
Summer delights with London LDWA! (London Squares Tue 12 AND Box Hill Sat 16 July)

Hello everyone!

We've got two great walks this week, both led by Lonica, which are guaranteed to lift the spirits as we head into high summer.

But first, a couple of admin notices..

 

1. Volunteers to lead LDWA walks in Spring 2017

Yes I know it sounds improbable but I (Adam D) am already on the quest to fill walks in our spring 2017 season (i.e. 1 Jan to 30 April).   We're driven by "Strider" publication deadlines, unfortunately, but if you feel ready to commit to leading a walk for us sometime in that period, then I and all London LDWA members would be immensely grateful!

You can check out the walks programme by clicking this link (scroll to the bottom of the page that appears) and will be able to see what dates are currently free.

Just reply to this email with a proposed date (that's all I need at the moment) if you'd like to help out.

And don't worry if you haven't led before - we can give you all the background you need to get you started.

Many thanks!

  

2. All you need to know about the LDWA London "Founders'" challenge, Sat 8 October

I hope you got the special email a couple of days ago about the up-coming "Founders'" challenge.   It's a fantastic hike, and it's open NOW to participants.   We're also on the look-out for people to help at the event on the day, and we're also asking our members to help publicise it to other potential entrants.

To learn all about the "Founders'", just click on this link, which will tell you all you need to know..

Get involved - it's great fun!

 

So, on to this week.

The first of Lonica's pair of walks is a TUESDAY (yes TOMORROW) evening exploration of some of the interesting squares of West London.   It's a six-miler from Embankment to Notting Hill and if you'd like to go, just make your way to Embankment tube station for 6pm on Tuesday evening.   I'm sure there will be adequate opportunities for "refreshment" at the end..

 

And the second of Lonica's outings takes us slightly further afield - to the North Downs and Greensand Ridge on Saturday.   Her walk visits both Box Hill and Leith Hill - beautiful landmarks in their own right and Leith Hill is also said to be the highest point in south east England, at just under 1000 ft.   If you'd like to go on this expedition, pack the oxygen cylinders and meet Lonica at Box Hill and West Humble station at 09.21 on Saturday morning.
The photo below shows the sorts of spectacular views you can expect to enjoy along the way. 

  

Box Hill

Looking in Spring from Box Hill at the start of the walk towards Leith Hill, the halfway point of Lonica's Box Hill walk on Saturday

 

Well that's all for now.   All the details of this week's walks are below, and in the meantime - have a great week!

Adam

  

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The Squares of West London

Tue 12th Jul 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Meet Embankment tube station on Villiers Street exit Walk via lots of the squares of West London to finish at Notting Hill
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay 07835 102864
 
Start
TQ304803
View on StreetMap
 
Finish
TQ252804
View on StreetMap

 

Box Hill and Leith Hill

Sat 16th Jul 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
See photo from route at https://goo.gl/X7dz1S "Looking in Spring from Box Hill at the start of the walk towards Leith Hill, the halfway point."
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.21
 
Route
Box Hill and West Humble stn (take  08.31 train from London Victoria) Lunch at The Plough Inn, Coldharbour
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Telephone number 07835 102864
 
Start and Finish
TQ167518
View on StreetMap

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London