Odysseys and adventures with London LDWA! (Oakwood Tue 23 AND Petts Wood Sat 27 May)


Odysseys and adventures with London LDWA! (Oakwood Tue 23 AND Petts Wood Sat 27 May)
Odysseys and adventures with London LDWA! (Oakwood Tue 23 AND Petts Wood Sat 27 May)

Hello everyone!

Another week, another walk (or two, as it happens).   And a Bank Holiday to look forward to as well!

Well what a week it's going to be! - And the box below explains why:

It's the annual LDWA "100" next weekend!

It is fast approaching the time when our heroic London Group participants in this annual festival of pain and glory (click here for more info) will have to prepare themselves for facing whatever the elements will throw at them for two days.

And, what's more, our little band of London volunteers will equally have to face the challenge of trying to retrieve weary hikers' baggage at the breakfast stop at Checkpoint 10 (we have never done this before) as well as keeping the loos looking presentable. Participants in the event will by then have done about 62.5 miles.

As is the custom our In House Restaurant expert has carefully chosen a venue where volunteers (and walkers) can meet up before their respective challenges. So, if you are in Scarborough on Friday 26th May, do make your way to the LORD ROSEBERY pub at around 18:30. Everyone welcome!

Click here for more information about the Lord Rosebery pub

The pub is named after Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian, Former British Prime Minister. Originally the Liberal Club, this pub was officially opened in October 1895 by the Liberal politician Lord Rosebery, who had been prime minister until earlier that year.

I think we have met this chap before on the Capital Challenge Walk the same who gave Primrose Hill its name. What a surprise to meet him once more in Wetherspoon’s Scarborough!!!

(And despite coming so soon before a General Election, this choice of venue definitely shouldn't be seen as any implication of political bias).

So it's good luck to all London Group participants, and sincere thanks to all London Group volunteers!

And - what's more - if you want to follow our hikers in "real time", thanks to the wonders of 21st century technology, you can do just that.   All you have to do is to click this link:

Click here for real time results from the NYM 100 (after 10.00 am Saturday)

and shortly after 10am on Saturday morning, results should start to appear.

 

And here's a map of the route, for any armchair travellers who prefer to participate in virtual reality: 

 

NYM100

This year's "100" challenge
A 100 mile stroll around the North Yorks Moors in under 48 hours non-stop.   Yes, really.

 

But if your hiking ambitions are a bit more modest this week, fear not - we have two excellent walks on offer to keep you more than fully occupied.   Read on!...

 

First on our agenda this week is a Homerian Hike in the form of a Greco-Roman Odyssey.   Well - that's what Colin promises in the description of his evening walk this Tuesday.   His seven-mile circular epic promises all sorts of theatrical delights along the way, including an eerie moat, a Japanese water garden, and an obelisk.   And not to mention the Jolly Farmers in Frog's Bottom!   This has all the promise of being a fantastic excursion, so if you'd like to go, make your way to Oakwood station for 18.30 on Tuesday evening.

And then second - although the Frog's Bottom is going to be a hard act to follow, Marita is going to have a good try on Saturday when she leads us on a 20 mile linear alliterative hike from Petts Wood to Purley.   Her walk offers south London greenery and scenery, and parts of southern London that I don't think we've visited for a while.   So to join in this exploration of possibly new territory, be at Petts Wood station at 09.15 on Saturday morning.   Remember to look out for the station exit that faces the High Street.

 

Well - that's all for now.   Gird your loins and good luck if you're heading up to Yorkshire, and if you're staying a bit closer to home, get the boots out and have a great week exploring London and its beautiful environs.

Adam

 

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Oakwood Odyssey

Tue 23rd May 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 19/5 Extra details of route and refreshment opportunity
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Start and finish Oakwood station Circular from Oakwood ** Extra details: 'Walk 7 miles through lovely Trent Park, visiting the hockey club, the obelisk, eerie Camlet Moat, the Japanese water garden and the mansion, then either return to Oakwood or optional diversion beside Merryhills Brook to the Jolly Farmers pub at Frog’s Bottom for a meal.'
 
General Notes
Opportunity for a drink and meal afterwards
 
Contact
Colin Saunders Telephone number 020 8886 8285 / 07768 453159
 
Start and Finish
TQ293959
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Petts Wood to Purley

Sat 27th May 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.15
 
Route
Meet Petts Wood station, exit facing High Street.   Finish Purley station London Loop route through South London greenery and scenery to Hamsey Green, then via Warlingham and Riddlesdown towards Purley
 
Contact
Marita Sanders Telephone number 07906 367744
 
Start
TQ444675
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Finish
TQ314615
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London