Harold and Alban take a walk with London LDWA! (Harold Wood DAYTIME Wed 8 AND St Albans Sun 12 Feb)


Harold and Alban take a walk with London LDWA! (Harold Wood DAYTIME Wed 8 AND St Albans Sun 12 Feb)
Harold and Alban take a walk with London LDWA!  (Harold Wood DAYTIME Wed 8 AND St Albans Sun 12 Feb)

Dear all

I'm pleased to report that, once again, we have an excellent programme of walks for you this week.   In fact, by way of ringing the changes slightly, we are bringing you both a midweek "daytime" walk (if you've managed to escape the office), and a weekend daytime walk (if you haven't).   All the details are below, but first a Reminder..

 

London Countryway - reminder

Here's a reminder that Dick is exploring the possibility of leading a series of walks round the London Countryway this summer, starting on 6 May. 

The Countryway is a less well-known - but excellent - sort of a walkers' M25 running on a 200 mile circumnavigation of London.  He's already had a healthy response to our original notifcation, but if you think you would like to give it a go, please could you let Dick know by emailing him: click here to email Dick

There is more information on our website which you can access by clicking this link

If you'd like even more detail, with some excellent photos, maps and downloadable GPX files, then visit Dick's own website by: clicking this link

 

So - turning now to this week..

First, on Wednesday, Ron is leading a midweek daytime walk heading on a north easterly trajectory through Essex from Harold Wood to Brentwood.   From the title of the walk, it sounds as if he's attempting to achieve escape velocity and go into orbit somewhere around the M25, but I'm sure the gravitational pull of the Dairyman pub at the end will help keep your feet more firmly on the ground if you don't feel ready to test out your space suit just yet.   So if you are lucky enough to be free on Wednesday, be sure to make your way to the launchpad at Harold Wood station at 10.30 where Ron will be waiting to check your airtanks.

And then second, on Sunday, Steve is leading us on a fine-sounding circular walk around the city of St Albans in Hertfordshire.   It's a great location, and the countryside around and about is excellent too.   It promises to be a very varied walk, too - offering a taster of no fewer than two long distance paths, a canal, and some Roman artefacts to boot.   If you'd like to join, take the train to St Albans Abbey Station, where Steve will meet you at 10.30.   NB you will need to bring sandwiches as unfortunately the pub no longer serves food on Sundays.

Rose Window

St Albans Cathedral Rose window
It's certainly circular and certainly in St Albans but not certain that this is exactly what "St Albans Circular" means..

 

I think that's enough for now.   So check out the details of our walks below, or check our website, and start planning your week's adventures!

All the best

Adam

 

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An escape from Harold Wood (DAYTIME MIDWEEK Linear)

Wed 8th Feb 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
UPDATED 3/1/17: Catch 9:50 from Liverpool Street
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
10.30
 
Route
Start Harold Wood station (Catch 9:50 from Liverpool Street); Finish: Brentwood Station Through town and country parks and across a common
 
General Notes
Refreshment break on route with possible extension at end to 'The Dairyman'
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Telephone T:01702 587128 M:07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ547905
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Finish
TQ593930
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St Albans circular

Sun 12th Feb 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 6/2/17: BRING OWN LUNCH -The pub for the lunch stop do not do food on a Sundays, strange as that may seem.   They are however happy for us to eat our sandwiches in their beer garden and go inside to purchase drinks as required.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.23
 
Route
St Albans-Abbey station (Euston 8.24 arriving St Albans Abbey 9.23 (x Watford Jct) Visiting the Colne Valley way, Hertfordshire way, Grand Union canal, minor footpaths and finally some Roman artifacts
 
General Notes
Possible lunch stop Bell Inn, Bedmond, but probably best to bring sandwiches
 
Contact
Steve Plested Telephone number 07536 037945
 
 
Start and Finish
TL145064
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