Clouds and Charters with London LDWA! (Cloudsplitter Thu 1 AND Egham Sat 3 June)


Clouds and Charters with London LDWA! (Cloudsplitter Thu 1 AND Egham Sat 3 June)
Clouds and Charters with London LDWA! (Cloudsplitter Thu 1 AND Egham Sat 3 June)

Hello everyone

And a special welcome back to the land of the living for any LDWA London members who may have recently completed the North Yorks Moors "100".   A magnificent achievement indeed.  
You can view the full results of this flagship LDWA event here:

https://www.ldwa.org.uk/results/full_results.php?event_id=104

 

LDWA 100 2017 North Yorks Moors

The massed start for the 2017 "100" challenge hike at Malton on Saturday morning
Photo: David Morgan (via FaceBook)

 

Well this week seems to have proven that the English summer is, indeed, two hot days and a thunderstorm.   But let's hope that we haven't seen the last of the good weather, and that the skies continue to be bright for this week's walking.

As usual for the time of year, we have a couple of great walks lined up, including one on Thursday whose name has, I must admit, baffled me completely.   So let's have a look at what's in store.

 

So - first of all - the mysterious "Caterham Cloudsplitter" hits the streets on Thursday morning (this is a midweek daytime 19-miler).   You'll need to join Ken outside Caterham station at 11.00 on Thursday morning if you'd like to go, and to find out what lies behind the name.   Ken has also helpfully prepared a detailed a handy print-and-keep set of walk notes which you can download by clicking here 

Then, to round off this short week nicely, on Saturday, Nigel will be leading us on a circuit of Egham, and, with a distinctly regal theme to his walk, picking up such notable sights as Windsor and Runnymede along the way.   If you'd like to experience the genuine delights of the Western London outreaches, then make your way to Egham Station for 08.57 on Saturday morning.   and in a major miracle of advance planning, Nigel advises me that SouthWest trains appear to have confirmed that trains are actually running as advertised that weekend!

 

Now finally - a quick request..

Could you step in and lead a walk on Sat 24 June?

Unforeseen circumstances have prevailed over our "Vikings and UFOs" walk on 24 June (https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/E/17448/vikings-and-ufos-a-visit-to-rendlesham-forest.html) and as a result, we are seeking a replacement leader for this walk.

Anyone willing to step in will be richly rewarded (e.g. by a pint at Wetherspoons) - and if that is sufficient by way of incentive, please drop a note to london.walks@ldwa.org.uk (or just reply to this email) and I will let you have full details.

Thanks!

 

 

So - that's more than enough for now.   Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend (don't you just love this time of year!) and have a fantastic week.

 

Adam

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Caterham Cloudsplitter (Daytime midweek walk)

Thu 1st Jun 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
 
Update 28/5
Detailed walk notes are available on the LDWA London website at: 
* https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/5058/caterham-clousplitter-jun-2017.html
* (or navigate from the menu: Info -> Caterham Cloudsplitter 2017)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
11.00
 
Route
Start and finish at Caterham station A circular walk mainly over calcerous grasslands, woodlands and open spaces including Selsdon Nature Reserve, Kingswood, Riddlesdown, Kenley Common, Coulsdon Common and Happy Valley. Commanding views from the hill tops
 
General Notes
Late start to allow cheaper travel after 09.30. Leisurely pace. A number of moderate hills en route. Pub lunch after 6 miles on the Warlingham Farley borders (no muddy boots or feet in plastic bags please!). Dogs welcome (but please pick up dog litter). Short urban sections
 
Contact
Ken Fancett (ken@doombox.net)
Telephone number 07450 959707
 
Start and Finish
TQ341554
View on StreetMap

 

An Egham circuit

Sat 3rd Jun 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
08.57
 
Route
Meet at Egham Station (08.20 from Waterloo) A circular route from Egham via Valley Gardens, Windsor (lunch) and Runnymede
 
Contact
Nigel Heys Telephone number 07952 631719
 
Start and Finish
TQ012711
View on StreetMap

 

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