Completing the circle with London LDWA? (Walthamstow Wander Sun 19 Feb)


Completing the circle with London LDWA? (Walthamstow Wander Sun 19 Feb)
Completing the circle with London LDWA? (Walthamstow Wander Sun 19 Feb)

Dear all

As I glanced out of the window this morning I noticed a strange yellow object in the sky and realised that the sun was actually shining!  

Yes, maybe the grey skies, drizzle and permeating cold have been despatched to the memories of winter, and perhaps spring might slowly start to emerge from the mushy grey.  (Though I have to say that I think the snowdrops, daffodils and other spring flowers seem to be at least a month later than in 2016 - which is a bit odd as it hasn't been an especially cold winter).  

So with a flourish of spring colour and sunshine to look forward to, what better way to start thinking about your walking programme this week?   And now that your appetite is whetted, I can bring you details of this week's exclusive expedition to the eastern regions of London.

 

The first thing to note about Dave's walk this Sunday is, however, that:
the date has been changed
from Saturday to Sunday - so the details in Strider are incorrect.
Dave tells me this is due to "operational difficulties" and is nothing to do with the football fixture list.

Anyway Dave's walks alre always a joy especially as they seem to manage to fit in a couple of visits to suitable refreshment stops along the way as well as lots of interesting sights.  This week's walk is no exception and will be taking us round the eastern fringes of inner London, from the Olympic stadium area to Liverpool Street.  

If you'd like to join Dave's urban travels, just make your way to Walthamstow Central Station for 09.15 on Sunday morning, where the walk starts.   I don't even need to tell you about the lunch arrangements, but in case you need to know, the details are all at the bottom of this note.

(By the way, for any of you who are participating in our new "Capital Challenge" hike in April, and who have studied the route carefully, you will have noticed that it completes roughly 270 degrees of a circle, travelling clockwise from the South Bank to Stratford.   Well, in a sort of way, Dave's walk will fill in part of the "missing" 90 degrees, bringing us back from the Stratford area to central London.   Just something for anyone like me who is fascinated by the prospect of filling in the missing gaps, to think about). 

Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium from the River Lee Navigation
Dave's walk on Sunday passes near this vicinity

 

Well - I think that's enough for now - don't forget that we've got our AGM coming up soon (Thur 9 March - click here for details ) so drop Douglas a note if you're planning on coming.   Note particularly the venue change.

 

Have a great week, and long may that sunshine last!

Adam

 

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+++NOTE CHANGE OF DAY!!+++ Walthamstow wander

Sun 19th Feb 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 14/1/17 ***URGENT NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this walk has had to be moved from the Saturday (as advertised in Strider) to the SUNDAY***
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
19ml.
 
Start Time
09.15
 
Route
Meet Walthamstow Central station (Either take train from Liv. St. or use Victoria line).  Finish at Liverpool St Via Walthamstow Marshes & down the River Lea to take in views of the Olympic Stadium, then into Victoria Park & then following the Regents Canal past the Mile End wastelands!  After lunch at Canary Wharf, onto Greenwich & then following the Thames with a diversion through Russia Docklands
 
General Notes
Lunch at Canary Wharf Wetherspoon's (Ledger Building)
 
Contact
David Williams Telephone number 07505 757557
 
Start
TQ372889
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Finish
TQ332817
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London