Meetings, meetings, meetings with London LDWA! (London Bells/AGM Thu 9 AND Thames / Chiltern Sat 11 Mar)


Meetings, meetings, meetings with London LDWA! (London Bells/AGM Thu 9 AND Thames / Chiltern Sat 11 Mar)
Meetings, meetings, meetings with London LDWA! (London Bells/AGM Thu 9 AND Thames / Chiltern Sat 11 Mar)

Hello everyone!

Well, if you're a meeting enthusiast, this week we're offering you a galaxy of opportunities for you to put your bureaucratic skills to good use.

Because, not only is it the London LDWA AGM this week, we've also got the National LDWA AGM coming up at the weekend, too.

There's a little more on both these events, plus a reminder about the up-coming North York Moors "100", in the "urgent reminders" box below:

URGENT REMINDERS!

LDWA London AGM (and pre-walk):

First of all, on Thursday (9 March) this week, we're holding our AGM.   This never-to-be-missed event is coming to you from Pizza express, no less, in Holborn, and starts at 18:30.   Do make an effort to be there and find out what's going in in London LDWA, and have your voice heard.   You'll need to let Douglas, our Secretary, know if you want to come.   There's also a "pop-up" walk beforehand - see later in this note for more info on this.

Click here to find out more about the AGM and for details about how to contact Douglas.

 

LDWA National AGM:

Just like buses, you never seem to be able to find an AGM when you need one, then all of a sudden two come along at once.   So next weekend, it's the national LDWA AGM, which is being held this year in magical Milton Keynes.   See the link below for more information about this never-to-be-missed event

Click here to find out more about this key event in our national calendar

 

NYM 100:

And finally, you may have seen Susanne's note last week asking for volunteers to help out at this year's annual LDWA 100 mile challenge hike.   It's being held in the beautiful surrounds of the North York Moors National Park on 26-28 May and, as in previous years, LDWA London will be helping out.   We're running a checkpoint at lovely Robin Hood's bay and volunteers will be able to fit in some excellent hiking as well as offering much-needed refreshment and moral support to weary 100 mile hikers.

If you'd like to join the fun (and it really is fun) click here to find out more about what's on offer and how you can get involved.


 

So now - what's happening on the walking front this week?

Well, as trailed a little earlier, first of all, on Thursday, in advance of the AGM, Ron is leading us on a "pop up" walk through London, finishing at the AGM venue, and visiting some of the campanological highlights of the city.   If you'd like to join this walk (and it comes highly recommended by everyone who did the equivalent walk with Ron last year), you'll need to take the afternoon off and be at Limehouse station at 12.00 (or 12.45 if you're prepared to forgo the refreshments) on Thursday.Oranges and lemons lyrics

A colourful guide to the some of the sights along the route of Thursday's pre-AGM pop up walk
Although the worst fate that the last to finish is likely to encounter is the rather less daunting prospect of having to buy the drinks in the pub!

 

And then on Saturday, if you're not heading off to the National AGM,  Jerome is going to be striking out west, and leading an exploration of the upper reaches of the Thames Valley.   This 20-miler takes in some delightful Chiltern scenery, which should be looking particularly alluring as the early spring flowers start to show their faces.   If you'd like to be there, join Jerome at Goring and Streatley station at 09.06 (precisely) on Saturday morning.   Note the important reminder about dogs on this walk.

 

We, that's it for now.   I hope to see some of you at the AGM on Thursday, but until then, have a great week, and happy hiking!

All the details of this week's walks are, as usual, on the website and are reproduced below.

Adam

 

 

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POP UP WALK: Pre-AGM - The Bells of London Town

Thu 9th Mar 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
9ml.
 
Start Time
12.00
 
Route
Start LImehouse stn (DLR or C2C) 12:00 for refreshments prior to walk or 12:45 for walk; Finish AGM venue (Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn) time 18.30.   A visit to places mentioned in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons extended version
 
General Notes
Location of AGM is Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Telephone number T:01702 587128 M:07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ361811
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Finish
TQ306820
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Classic Thames/Chiltern view - LINEAR

Sat 11th Mar 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
09.06
 
Route
Start 9.06 from Goring and Streatley station (take the 8.15 from Paddington and change at Reading) Finish at Reading station 20 miles linear walk from Goring on Thames to Reading. The title of the walk gives the route description!
 
General Notes
Pub or picnic lunch at Chaizey Heath
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
SU603806
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Finish
SU714738
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London