Watery Wanders and Wimpole Walks with London LDWA! (Boston Manor Tue 16 AND Royston Sat 20 May)


Watery Wanders and Wimpole Walks with London LDWA! (Boston Manor Tue 16 AND Royston Sat 20 May)
Watery Wanders and Wimpole Walks with London LDWA! (Boston Manor Tue 16 AND Royston Sat 20 May)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another week.  

You'll be relieved to know that we have no Announcements this week, so let's get straight into this week's walk details.

 

Yet again (as politicians love to say these days), we have two amazing hikes on offer for you.

Starting first with our midweek excursion: on Tuesday, Rob will be enjoying a watery wander along the Grand Union Canal and Thames Path and, along the way, throwing in the chance to explore another of those less-well known open spaces that London does so well.   So this week, he'll be passing through Chiswick Park Gardens - which is definitely going to be well worth a visit.   If you'd like to join this outing, please just make your way to Boston Manor Station for 18.00 on Thursday evening.

 

Views from Wimpole walk

"Wimpole" - along the way
View from the route taken a couple of weeks ago, on the recce for Saturday's walk

 

And to round off the week in style, on SaturdayRoderick will be taking us on an intriguingly-named "Wimpole" walk.   This promises to offer history, scenery and possibly even a spot of treachery [read the walk description!] along the course of the 20 mile circuit from Royston.   There are extended walk details below, and the picture above, taken on the recce, gives a good idea of what's in store for our Saturday walkers.   To join the fun, be at Royston station at 09.45 on Saturday morning.   NB If you've got a National Trust membership card, you might want to bring it along with you.

 

Well, after that admirably brief update (even if I say so myself), time for me to sign off and wish you all a fantastic week!

Adam

 

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Boston Manor to Hammersmith

Tue 16th May 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Start Boston Manor Stn (Piccadilly Line). Finish Hammersmith station A walk along the Grand Union Canal and Thames Path and a chance to explore the attractive Chiswick Park Gardens
 
General Notes
Pub William Morris (Wetherspoons)
 
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
 
 
Start
TQ163787
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Finish
TQ233786
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'Wimpole'

Sat 20th May 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 2/5 Slightly revised start time and extended walk description
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
21ml.
 
Start Time
09.45
 
Route
Start and finish Royston station (KX 08.52; Finsbury Park 08.58; Stevenage 09.17); Station car park £2.50 After Lonica’s successful walk from Royston to Cambridge in March, this is a second chance to see the large mansion of Wimpole Hall. 
A longish walk west of Ermine Street with a mid-morning break, and a shorter walk east of Ermine Street in the afternoon, returning to Royston by 1800; 20 miles.  Chiefly open and gently rolling countryside with some pretty villages and extensive views.
Through Royston, where James I signed Raleigh’s execution warrant, and out via Litlington, Abington Pigotts, and Croydon (!) to the 3,000 acres of the Wimpole Hall Estate.  If the Group wishes, there will be time to visit the Hall – National Trust members please bring your NT membership card –  there is a small exhibition inside explaining the connection between Philip Yorke and John Soane.
Back via the long broad avenue south of the Hall, crossing the River Cam for the second time, and thence via Whaddon direct to Royston Station.
 
General Notes
Late (14.00) picnic lunch in grounds of Wimpole Hall (National Trust members bring membership card).  Bring own food and water Preferably no dogs due to the presence of farm animals
 
Contact
Roderick Smith Telephone number 07905 125820
 
Start and Finish
TL354403
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