Late summer with London LDWA! (Richmond Park, Wed 24 AND Sevenoaks Weald, Sat 27 August)


Late summer with London LDWA! (Richmond Park, Wed 24 AND Sevenoaks Weald, Sat 27 August)
Late summer with London LDWA!  (Richmond Park, Wed 24 AND Sevenoaks Weald, Sat 27 August)

Hello everybody

Well what an Olympian fortnight it's been.   Hats off to Team GB for such a sterling performance!   And I was personally extremely cheered up by Nick Skelton's performance in the showjumping as I realise that perhaps in four years that gold letterbox just down the street could be within grasp after all.   Better invest in some jodhpurs and learn how to ride a horse then, I suppose...

 

Senior Olympic triumph!

Could this be me in Tokyo?

 

But turning to the slightly more practical, we've got some possibly rather less strenuous bipedal activities lined up for you this week.

 

First of all, on Wednesday evening, John and Gail will be leading us on a tranquil walk through the riversides and parklands of the upstream Thames.   And what better way to complete the tranquil scene than with a beer and chicken club curry at Wetherspoons at the end?   So if this grabs your imagination, make your way to Richmond Station for 6pm on Wednesday.

 

And then second, on Saturday, David will be taking us on a magnificent-sounding exploration of the Sevenoaks Weald.   His walk promises a remarkably high Castle count, as well as an abundance of historic houses, magnificent views, and spectacular gardens.   I doubt whether even an Exodus holiday would be able to cram quite so much into a single day's journey, so be sure not to miss it!   Just make your way to Sevenoaks rail station for 09.42 on Saturday morning.   And don't forget the camera (yes, our photo competition is beginning to take off now - click here to see the latest entries)

 

Well that's all for now - enjoy the last of the summer wine (and the summer holidays), and don't forget to check out the notes below for the full details of this week's walks

Adam

 

 

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Richmond Park and Ham Common (Linear)

Wed 24th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Richmond stn (frequent Rail or District Line service). Finish Kingston stn Up Richmond Hill to Richmond Park, usually quite tranquil at this time of day, to exit via Ham Gate then through Ham Common to the River Thames and along the towpath to Kingston
 
General Notes
Finish at a pub (probably the Wetherspoons). Map: London South (Explorer 161)
 
Contact
John and Gail Elrick Telephone number 07711 819388
 
 
Start
TQ180751
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Finish
TQ182695
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Sevenoaks Weald ...and More

Sat 27th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09.42
 
Route
Meet at Sevenoaks rlwy stn entrance, finish Tonbridge rail Sevenoaks to Tonbridge taking in the delights of the Weald, historical Chartwell House, Hever Castle and Penshurst Gardens before finishing at historic Tonbridge Castle
 
General Notes
Lunch in King Henry VIII pub Hever Castle
 
Contact
David Strachan Telephone number 07725 083712
 
 
Start
TQ440474
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Finish
TQ587460
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