Woods and walks with London LDWA! (Elmstead Woods Wed 31 Aug AND Kent Sun 4 Sep)


Woods and walks with London LDWA! (Elmstead Woods Wed 31 Aug AND Kent Sun 4 Sep)
Woods and walks with London LDWA! (Elmstead Woods Wed 31 Aug AND Kent Sun 4 Sep)

Dear all

 

Well, slightly sadly, this week brings us into the start of the official LDWA "Autumn" walking season.   But as those memories of summer slowly start to fade, there's lots to look forward to.   In particular, the annual LDWA London "Founders" challenge event is beginning to loom larger on the horizon.  

2016 Founders' challenge

This year the event is being held on Saturday 8 October and, as usual, it starts and finishes in Peaslake, Surrey.   You can check out our website (click here) to find more details and to start planning your Autumn walking season.

I also recce'd the walk a couple of weeks ago and can confirm that the route is as stunning as ever, with a couple of minor adjustments compared to last year, which make it even more rewarding. 

Pitch Hill Toposcope

Pitch Hill toposcope, just after the start of the "Founders'" challenge, with the memorial plaque LDWA's founders - Alan Blatchford and Chris Steer

 

The route also passes the famous Tanner's Hatch youth hostel, where there is a memorial seat to Alan Blatchford.   On the 9th to 11th September this year, the YH will be celebrating its 70th anniversary and a number of special events have been laid on to help celebrate the occasion.  You can learn more by clicking here.

 

 

Turning to the more immediate future, as ever we've got two excellent walks lined up for you.

 

First of all, Marita will be exploring the woods and commons around Elstead and Chislehurst in her 7 mile linear walk on Wednesday.   This sylvan stroll finishes up at Petts Wood where you will find no less than the Sovereign of the Seas.   And no, that isn't a boat..   So if you'd like to join, just be at GROVE PARK station (note this is a CHANGE from "Strider") at 18.15 on Wednesday.

 

And then on Sunday, Peter will be posing some perplexing puzzles from Kent.   His enigmatic walk starts at Marden station at 09.09 and you simply need to be there if you want to know where Ware is.   Or even which Ware is where.   There's a country pub lunch thrown in, too, so if you're seeking enlightenement, be sure to be there!

NOTE the London departure station and time for this walk have changed compared to "Strider".   See corrected details on website and below.

 

So that's all for now, as they say.   The full notes for this week's walks are below.   Have a great week!

Adam

 

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Woods and Commons (Linear)

Wed 31st Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
NOTE Amendment to start point (GROVE PARK station, not Mottingham)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.15
 
Route
Meet at GROVE PARK (NOT Mottingham stn), finish at Petts Wood stn Explore Elmstead Woods and Chislehurst Common and enjoy an optional visit to the "Sovereign of the Seas" Wetherspoons pub at the end
 
Contact
Marita Sanders Telephone number 07906 367744
 
Start
TQ406721
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Finish
TQ444675
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Questions from Kent - Where? NOTE IMPORTANT TRAIN CHANGES!

Sun 4th Sep 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note train departs from CHARING CROSS at 08.10 (NOT Victoria at 08.12)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.09 (NOT 09.10)
 
Route
Meet Marden station 08.10 from CHARING CROSS (***NOT*** 08.12 from Victoria) Where is Ware?!
 
General Notes
Country pub lunch stop. Joint with Kent
 
Contact
Peter Jull Telephone number 07450 792669
 
Start and Finish
TQ743447
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London