Last minute changes with London LDWA! (Poetry Pop up Sun 9 April; BUT Forests and Foals Sat 8 CANCELLED)


Last minute changes with London LDWA! (Poetry Pop up Sun 9 April; BUT Forests and Foals Sat 8 CANCELLED)
Last minute changes with London LDWA! (Poetry Pop up Sun 9 April; BUT  Forests and Foals Sat 8 CANCELLED)

Hello all, and happy Monday!

Well even though the excitements of the Capital Challenge are behind us, why not catch up on the final results, which you can access by clicking here?

This week we're going to have a change from the programme advertised in "Strider".

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Unfortunately, our "Farms Forests and Foals" excursion to Essex next Saturday has had to be CANCELLED
(but read on for a pop-up alternative on Sunday)
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(though if you would like to step in and lead for us on Saturday, please let me know ASAP by replying to this email)

 

Nature's Throne

Relaxing at Hackney Henge (aka Nature's Throne)
Checkpoint 4 on Saturday's "Capital Challenge"

 

But all is not lost, because on Sunday, Roderick is going to be leading a circular 20 mile "pop up" walk (i.e. not featured in "Strider"), starting and finishing at Petersfield.   This walk will be held in memory of Edward Thomas, a poet of some renown who sadly perished 100 years ago to the very day, at the Battle of Arras (you can read more about Mr Thomas by clicking here).

If you'd like to join Roderick on this memorial walk, take the train to Petersfield Station for 10:40 on Sunday, from where the walk will start (note there are various transport interruptions because of raitrack engineering - these are all detailed on the web and at the bottom of this email).   No dogs on this walk, please.

 

Well - I think that's quite enough for now.   Best get back to the desk and look like you're doing some work..

 

All the best

Adam 

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CANCELLED: Farms, Forests, Forts & Foals aka LCW prologue

Sat 8th Apr 2017


 

<<< POP UP WALK: Poet’s Stone and wild garlic

Sun 9th Apr 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
UPDATE 26/3 - DUE TO RAIL ENGINEERING, THIS “POP-UP” WALK HAS BEEN CHANGED – IF YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS WALK, PLEASE CHECK THE NATIONAL RAIL WEBSITE NEAR THE DATE IN CASE OF LATE CHANGES TO TRAIN TIMES & note the leader’s mobile phone no. 079 0512 5820
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
10:40
 
Route
Start and finish Petersfield station (Depart Waterloo 08:30, Clapham Jct 08:39, Woking 09:00. Then rail-bus to Haslemere to catch train at 10:24, to arrive Petersfield 10:40.  The walk aims to start at 10:45.  Car parking is available at the station or in the town.) A circular from Petersfield in Hampshire - The walk explores a beautiful part of the South Downs National Park with a pub lunch after 7 miles at The Hawkley Inn (please see website www.hawkleyinn.co.uk if you wish to pre-order food) or bring your own food to eat on the attractive village green where there are several benches.

See Petersfield’s connections with John Small; King William III; Peter the Great; and Wetherspoons ! Find out about Steep’s connection to John “Day of the Triffids” Wyndham. The climb to the Poet’s Stone and afterwards the descent on the Hangers’ Way to Hawkley are both steep, but the spectacular 30-mile sweeping view of the South Downs rewards the effort. After 10 miles, there will be an escape point at Liss Station – eg, the 16:29 train, with rail bus, arrives Waterloo c.18:39. For those who wish for a longer walk, the leader will return to Petersfield Station by one of several routes aiming for either the 17:04 (Waterloo 1915) or 1724 (Waterloo 1940) c.15-17 miles in total.
 
General Notes
A memorial walk, to mark the exact 100th anniversary on 9.4.1917 of the death at the Battle of Arras of the WW1 poet, Edward Thomas - see the poem Adlestrop and others ...  There was a report he died without a mark on his body from a passing shell, but other reports say he was shot through the chest. No dogs, please
 
Contact
Roderick Smith Telephone number 079 0512 5820
 
Start and Finish
SU743235
View on StreetMap

 

 

 
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London