1. Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Plane trees Thu 11 AND Box Hill Sat 13 Aug)


1. Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Plane trees Thu 11 AND Box Hill Sat 13 Aug)
1. Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Plane trees Thu 11 AND Box Hill Sat 13 Aug)

Hello again!

 

Summer is in full swing now, and we have, as usual, got a couple of great walks in store to help make the most of it.

 

But before we get into the details of this week's busy programme - a Special Notice...

Walk leaders for Spring 2017 (1 January to 30 April)

Although it seems like a long way off, still, I'm already trying to fill the walks programme for next Spring (we are driven by the "Strider" publication schedule, which means we need to start planning early).  

There are still a few gaps in the programme, so if you feel you could lead for us, please just reply to this email and let me know what dates might be possible for you.   You can see which dates are currently still available just by clicking on this link.

If you've never led for us before, don't worry!   We can give you all the background you might need.  

If you can step forward and help, I'd be extremely grateful and so would our members!

Thanks

  

And now on with this week's programme!

Well first up, on Thursday, Susanne is leading the second in a "duology" of arboreal walks around some of London's nicest parks and rivers.  Her last outing spotting "celebratrees" was a great success (you can read the report by clicking here), and Thursday's outing promises to be equally enjoyable.   If you'd like to test your tree-identification (and possibly even hugging) skills, you just need to meet you way to Mornington Crescent stn (Northern Line) for 18.00 on Thursday evening.

London Plane trees

Lots of lovely leafy London Planes to be spotted and hugged on Thursday!

 

And then on Saturday, Chris will be leading an excursion which, slightly schizophrenically, is identified as both a "Hike" and a "Ramble".   Despite the nomenclature, this sounds like a really good walk, exploring not just Box Hill, but also, potentailly, a vineyard.   I can't promise chilled Chardonnay - or even buckets of Burgundy - to finish your walk, but if you would like to go along and find out what's on offer, then just make your way to Box Hill and West Humble station for 09.21 (precisely) on Saturday.

 

So that's all from me - have a great week and don't forget to reply to this email if you think you could offer to lead a walk next Spring!.

Cheers

Adam

 

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Great London Plane Walk (Linear)

Thu 11th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Mornington Crescent stn (Northern Line); finish Baker Street Another walk with a strong arboreal theme and who better than a ‘Woodsmith’ to help you sort out the trees from the wood.  Come and discover London’s ‘celebrity’ trees.  (This walk is really aimed at Tree Huggers though anoraks as always are very welcome). This is a varied walk visiting back-streets, parks, river and of course trees
 
General Notes
Moderate pace.   Assistance dogs only please
 
Contact
Susanne Waldschmidt Telephone number 020 7272 1446
 
 
Start
TQ291833
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Finish
TQ279820
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Box Hill Hike & Ranmore Ramble

Sat 13th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note change in walk leader (Chris Dent replacing Alan Laycock). GPX file can be downloaded from here: https://goo.gl/d7EtYj
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.21
 
Route
Meet 09.21 Box Hill and West Humble stn (take 8.31 from London Victoria).   Alternatively drivers can park in Rykas free c.p. between the Mercure Burford Bridge Hotel and the A24 [TQ171520], nearest post code RH5 6BX A figure of eight with a hilly walk in the morning following the Box Hill Hike (9.5miles). Lunch at the Stepping Stones PH followed by a walk (10.5 miles) to Norfolk Park, an afternoon stop at Polesden Lacy, returning via Ranmore Common and Denbies Vineyard
 
Contact
Chris Dent Telephone number 07856 844984
 
 
Start and Finish
TQ167518
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