Enlightening explorations with London LDWA! (Thames Path Wed 17 AND Ashdown Forest Sat 20 Aug)


Enlightening explorations with London LDWA! (Thames Path Wed 17 AND Ashdown Forest Sat 20 Aug)
Enlightening explorations with London LDWA! (Thames Path Wed 17 AND Ashdown Forest Sat 20 Aug)

Well hello!

 

I hope you've been able to snatch at least a few days away from the office so you can get out and enjoy the summer weather.   But if you haven't - fear not!   London LDWA is in fine fettle and we've got another pair of tantalising walks to tempt you out into the fresh air.

 

But first - an update on the "Comets and Curry" weekend away!

Comets and Curry - 19-20 November!

 

Last weekend I did a recce for the November LDWA "Coments and Curry" trip to Herstmonceux. It was extremely successful, so if you are coming on the event, you might want to check out the details of the recce - which includes photos, maps, and more details, just by clicking this link

 

Here's a photo to give you the idea!

Telescope

The Thompson 26 inch refracting telescope at the Herstmonceux observatory - ideal for studying globular clusters... 

See you there..!

 

 

And now - a reminder!

The London LDWA Photo competition!

 

Yes - the photo competition is in full swing and we're beginning to get some really good entries now.   You can see the ones that are already in, just by clicking this link

The event is open to all London LDWA primary and associate members - and the photos just need to have been taken on an LDWA London event.  

So if you have a photo you'd like to enter - don't be shy!   There will be fabulous prizes to be awarded to the winner and runner up at the LDWA London Christmas social event in December.

You can enter just by sending a reply to this email and attaching your photo, or by emailing it direct to our Webmaster, Keith, at london.web@ldwa.org.uk

Happy snapping!

 

 

But now - on with the week's walks.. 

Our first walk this week is brought to you on Wednesday, courtesy of Peter.   It's a riverside walk, taking in some of the best bits of the Thames Path from Richmond to Putney.   If you'd like to go and check out London's favourite river, all you need to do is make your way to Richmond station for 18.00 on Wednesday, where Peter will be waiting to meet you.

 

And our second walk of the week promises an exciting summer crossing of Ashdown Forest.   Yes, in many ways this could be similar to Shackleton's epic winter traverse of Antactica though at least for this takes us through slightly better charted territory.   So if the South Pole doesn't quite fit in with your schedule, then on Saturday, why not join Jerome for this more modest expedition from Ashurst to Uckfield?   If you'd like to find out how it feels to complete an unaided traverse of the whole of OS map 135, just be at Ashurst station at 09.00 on Saturday, with your sledge and huskies. 

Explorer 135

You'll be walking right from one side of this to the other!   And not a crevasse in sight.

 

So that's all for this week.   Don't forget to keep your camera at the ready and send in your best snaps to the photo competition.

Cheers

Adam

 

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The Thames Path (linear)

Wed 17th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
9ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Richmond stn (many trains from central London) Richmond to Putney along the Thames Path
 
General Notes
Check LDWA London website closer to the time for details
 
Contact
Peter Buchwald Telephone number 07983 577101
 
 
Start
TQ180750
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Finish
TQ241751
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A summer crossing of map 135 (Linear walk)

Sat 20th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated with Lunch arrangements Lunch will be a picnic on Camp hill, Ashdown forest and a later pub stop in Fairwarp after 13 miles
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Ashurst stn (08.02 from London Bridge) Linear walk of 20 miles from Ashurst, Kent, to Uckfield.   Through the High Weald and Ashdown Forest.
 
General Notes
Buy returns to Uckfield which is the end of the line from Ashurst.   Lunch will be a picnic on Camp hill, Ashdown forest and a later pub stop in Fairwarp after 13 miles
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Telephone number 07470 196890
 
 
Start
TQ507388
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Finish
TQ474209
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London