Richmond riches with London LDWA! (Thames Wed 17 AND 'Ricky' Sat 21 Jan)


Richmond riches with London LDWA! (Thames Wed 17 AND 'Ricky' Sat 21 Jan)
Richmond riches with London LDWA! (Thames Wed 17 AND 'Ricky' Sat 21 Jan)

Hello everyone!

First - thanks to everyone who voted in the 2016 photo competition.   There was a very good turnout and I'm pleased to advise that the winner was Keith Lane with his photo "The sky welcoming us to the City and the end-of-walk Wetherspoons".  
The runner up was Godfrey O'Callaghan with his entry "Two great smiles - Paul Lawrence and Dolores Rice".  
The prizes were awarded at our winter party last Tuesday, and the winning photos are reproduced below.   For the full results, click this link.

 

Photo Competition 2016 entry 005
First Prize photo (by Keith Lane) above here


 

Photo Competition 2016 entry 003
Runner up prize photo (by Godfrey O'Callaghan) above here


 

Second - please note there has been a change in date for Dave's forthcoming Walthamstow Wander walk.   It's moved from Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 February.   The full details of the walk can be found by clicking this link.

 

So - now on to this week's outings.  Well this week we've actually got two fantastic linear walks in store for you.  

First up, on Wednesday evening, Douglas will be leading a riverside walk, from Kingston to Richmond, enjoying the delights of the Thames by night.   And possibly enjoying even more the drinks in a Richmond pub which are promised at the end.   If you'd like to join this midweek nocturne, just make your way to Kingston station by 18.30.  

And in a near-miracle of advance planning, on Saturday, Jerome will also be leading a walk which finishes up in Richmond - although this time the walk approaches from rather more far-distant Rickmansworth.   To join this wander, which takes in the waterscapes of the Grand Union Canal as well as numerous parks along the way, be at Rickmansworth (or "Ricky" to the locals) station by 08.50.   Please note the important information about dogs on this walk.

 

Well that's enough for this week.   All the walk details are, as usual, on the web and are copied below.

Just time to see if there are any Seville oranges left in the shops.

Adam

 

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Kingston to Richmond (linear)

Wed 18th Jan 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Meet Kingston station (frequent trains from Waterloo) .   Finish Richmond station A riverside walk to Richmond
 
General Notes
Finish with drinks in a Richmond pub
 
Contact
Douglas Robinson Telephone number 07729 035 728
 
Start
TQ182695
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Finish
TQ181752
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'R2R' - Rickmansworth to Richmond (Linear)

Sat 21st Jan 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 25/9 with  note on dogs: DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
08.50
 
Route
Meet Rickmansworth station (08.27 from Marylebone) Follows parts of Hillingdon Trail, Dog Rose Ramble, Grand Union Canal and Osterley park
 
General Notes
Lunch at Ickenham. Lots of transport opportunities en route for those who want a shorter walk and evening extension in the dark (bring torch) for anyone who wants to make it a marathon to Kingston DOGS will only be allowed on this walk by prior agreement with the leader and must be kept on a lead the whole time
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Telephone number 07470 196890
 
Start
TQ057946
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Finish
TQ181752
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