Lovely linearity with London LDWA!: (Chelmsford pop-up Fri 21 AND Sevenoaks Sun 23 Apr)


Lovely linearity with London LDWA!: (Chelmsford pop-up Fri 21 AND Sevenoaks Sun 23 Apr)
Lovely linearity with London LDWA!: (Chelmsford pop-up Fri 21 AND Sevenoaks Sun 23 Apr)

Hello everyone and happy Easter!

Well, true to form it's been colder than Christmas, but at least it didn't rain (famous last words...)

Now, if you're suffering from a chocolatey excess, we've got the perfect antidote for you this week.   Yes, no fewer than two leg-stretching linear walks to help burn off those carbs and get you into beach-body trim just in time for the summer.  Wow!

 

But first:
Although the very successful "Capital Challenge" event is fading into the past, Gordon and Keith have pulled together an excellent collection of photos from the day, contributed by an illustrious group of talented David Baileys, which will help keep those memories alive.

If you'd like to check out the gallery, just click here.

 

And now - A message from our Sponsors... 

Volunteers for the annual LDWA "100" challenge

Every year LDWA London helps out at the national "100 mile" challenge event and this year is no different.

The event is being held in the North York Moors from Sat 27 - Mon 29 May and London Group isgoing to be working at a checkpoint in Robin Hood's Bay.   As well as contributing to the success of this flagship event, volunteers will have plenty of spare time for social walks in this particularly lovely corner of the coastline.

We've already put out a call for voulnteers and have a few names, but are still looking for some more.

If you feel you'd like to take this great opportunity to join a real fun weekend away then:

  • You can find out more details by clicking here
  • You can download more info and a form to register interest in helping by clicking here clicking here
  • You can return the completed form by emailing Susanne Waldschmidt by clicking here

 

So now - on to the week's activities.

Our first walk is in fact a last-minute addition to our programme, on Friday.   Yes, "Pop-Up" Ron has been out and about again and is going to be leading a rather adventurous-sounding linear 15 mile walk from Chelmsford, navigating by the stars until he finds a bus-stop to take him home again.   This is a daytime walk (which possibly makes the stars thing a bit tricky) but does sound rather out of the ordinary.   All the details are at the bottom of this email, but if you'd like to go, just pack your sextant and be at Chelmsford station at 10.25 on Friday morning.Escaping cartoon

Route planning for Friday
Who needs maps when you've got a smartphone?

 

But that's not all for the week.   Our "piece de resistance" is in fact on Sunday, when Dave will be leading another linear walk - this time heading the 20 miles from Sevenoaks to Tonbridge.   The walk promises parks, greens and castles, as well as a rather nice pub for lunch, so definitely one not to be missed.   If you'd like to join, make your way along to Sevenoaks station for 09.45 on Sunday, where Dave will meet you.

 

Well, that's more than enough for now.   All the details of the walks are below.   In the meantime, let's hope the return to work after the long break isn't too traumatic, and that the weather remains fair for the next week's walking.

All the best

Adam

 

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An Escape from Chelmsford (MIDWEEK DAYTIME POP-UP)

Fri 21st Apr 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 16/4: A late-entry pop-up walk
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
10.25
 
Route
Chelmsford Station (09:48 Liverpool Street) A linear walk from one of our newest cities towards an ancient town. Returning to Chelmsford by bus (assuming we can find a bus stop nearby.)
 
General Notes
Note there's been no recce for this walk, so route-finding will be dependent on paper map purloined by the escape committee, a magnetised needle and, if need be, the stars. Not sure how friendly the locals are so bring your red cross rations and don't forget travel documents.. NB no tunnelling skills required
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Telephone number T:01702 587128 M:07810 044299 on day
 
 
Start and Finish
TL705070
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Sevenoaks to Tonbridge (LINEAR)

Sun 23rd Apr 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 17/4: Lunch details
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.45
 
Route
Meet at Sevenoaks station, finish Tonbridge castle (Station 0.5 mile) Starting from Sevenoaks station taking in the delights of Knowle Park and onwards towards Borough Green, passing through some lovely countryside on way to Tonbridge where we will finish at Tonbridge Castle
 
General Notes
Pub Lunch (at the Swan on the green at West Peckham which has a lovely green outside for the picnickers!)
 
Contact
Dave Strachan Telephone number 07725 083712
 
 
Start
TQ523553
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Finish
TQ589466
View on StreetMap

 

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