To a Seat of Learning with London LDWA! (Capital pop-up Fri 17 AND Hamcarlow Sun 19 Mar)


To a Seat of Learning with London LDWA! (Capital pop-up Fri 17 AND Hamcarlow Sun 19 Mar)
To a Seat of Learning with London LDWA! (Capital pop-up Fri 17 AND Hamcarlow Sun 19 Mar)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the week and what a fabulous week we've got lined up for you at London LDWA!  

But before you jump out of your seat with excitement, let's keep our feet firmly on the ground for a few moments, and go through some of those hugely popular Important Notices:

Here are some more Important Notices!

Pop-up Walks

You'll see that this week we're featuring a pop-up walk again.   In case you're uncertain exactly what a pop-up walk is - well basically it's a walk that appears on our website but which isn't in "Strider".   They are typically social walks arranged at short notice - and often (but not exclusively) midweek daytime walks.   They have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years.

If you would like to lead a walk for us but are put off by the need to get your walk details to the Walks Secretary many months in advance, in order to meet "Strider" deadlines, then leading a pop-up walk could be just for you.  

If you'd like to do this, just drop a note to the Walks Secretary (Adam Dawson, london.walks@ldwa.org.uk, or by reply to this email) no later than the Sunday evening before you'd like to take your pop up walk.   Then it can go in this weekly update email the next Monday.  

Please check the walks programme (at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/E/0/walks-programme.html) first, though, and try to avoid taking your pop up walk to a destination close to already-scheduled social walks that week.

 

Helping at the annual "LDWA Hundred" challenge

As mentioned last week, Susanne is still looking for volunteers to help at this year's "hundred" at Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire, on the Bank Holiday weekend (27-29 May).   It's good fun, easy to get to from London by public transport, and offers opportunities for lots of walking in the "wings" of the 100-event itself.

If you'd like to help, all the details can be accessed by clicking here.

 

So, now let's get down to business and have a look at the walks we've got coming up this week.

 

Our first excursion is actually on Friday, for a bit of a change, and is a midweek, daytime walk led by "pop-up Ron".   His short-notice expeditions are always extremely interesting, so if you're lucky enough not to be glued under your boss's watchful gaze this Friday, you might like to check it out.  

His walk convenes at Waterloo station - outside Pret, to be precise (so be sure to take your platinum Amex card if you fancy picking up a cup of coffee before you set off) - at 11.00.   He's taking the opportunity to follow the route of the first part of LDWA London's forthcoming Capital Challenge walk, from Waterloo to Golder's Green.  So it'll be an ideal opportunity for a recce if you're doing the Challenge itself on 1 April, or just a great chance to see some of the highlights of the route if you're not.

 

And then, a couple of days later, on Sunday, Lonica will be exploring part of the Hamcarlow Way from Royston to Cambridge.   I must admit I'd never heard of this walk before and actually wondered what a Hamcarlow was.   At least I did until I realised that the full route of this circular long distance path starts and finishes at Harlow and passes through Cambridge, at which point I had to suppress a bit of a groan...

Anyway, if you'd like to join this springtime 22 mile saunter, just join Lonica at Royston Station at 09.39 on Sunday (noting that the train times have changed slightly compared to Strider).   You'll need to bring your own lunch and might even want to pack a hamcarlow sandwich.   The map below is an extract from the full Hamcarlow route, showing approximately where you'll be walking on Sunday.

Hamcarlow way part map

An extract from the Hamcarlow Way route map 
Royston to Cambridge section

 

Well that's all for now

Have a great week

Adam

 

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<<< POP UP WALK: Waterloo to Golders Green

Fri 17th Mar 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
13ml.
 
Start Time
11.00
 
Route
Meet Waterloo station main concourse by 'Pret'.   Finish: Golders Green Tube station 17:30 Following the route of the first part of the forthcoming Capital Challenge. An ideal recce of the early stages of the walk for anyone participating in the event itself on 1 April, and an interesting "taster" for anyone who might have wanted to but was unable
 
General Notes
One of Ron's famous midweek daytime popup walks.   Always excellent! Light refreshments stops en route
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Telephone number T:01702 587128 M:07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ311799
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Finish
TQ252874
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Royston to Cambridge (Linear)

Sun 19th Mar 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Amended 26/2: Slightly later train times
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
09.39
 
Route
Meet Royston station (8.52 from Kings Cross), finish Cambridge station.    Buy return to Cambridge.  Return trains 2 per hour Follow Harcamlow Way
 
General Notes
Morning coffee stop (c8ml at Wimpole) and refreshments at end but bring own lunch. Landranger Map 154
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Telephone number 07835 102864
 
Start
TL353412
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Finish
TL461572
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