Traditional summer treats from London LDWA! (Eels etc Thu 6 AND Seaside Sat 8 July)


Traditional summer treats from London LDWA! (Eels etc Thu 6 AND Seaside Sat 8 July)
Traditional summer treats from London LDWA! (Eels etc Thu 6 AND Seaside Sat 8 July)

Dear all

Hello again!

Summer's in full swing now, so why not make the most of it with London LDWA?   We've got a couple of exciting - and distinctly aquatic-sounding - walks lined up to encourage you to get out and about this week.

But first - why not cast your minds slightly further ahead to September?   This year, Paul and Godfrey are running one of their world-renowned (well that might be a bit of an exaggeration) trips to the Lake District and there are still some places left.   Details follow...

LDWA London Lake District Weekend Away 2017

A some spaces are still available 

The LDWA London Group Lakes trip in September to Patterdale in the north-east Lake District is going ahead and a number of members have already booked up to stay in our shared house.

But there is still space if you want to join the walks and can make your own accommodation arrangements nearby. Lifts up may be possible and train/bus works to Patterdale.

There is more information and contact emails for the two organisers, Godfrey and Paul, at:
https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/4810/2017-09-23-lakes-we-away.html,

so if you'd like to go, or have any further queries, please get back to them direct.

 

Now - let's turn to more pressing matters - yes, this week's events.

Our walks take an intriguing turn of events on Thursday when Jerome will be leading us on a riverside stroll from Twickenham to Putney.   His walk is entitled "Eels, Marbles and Brooks" and Jerome tells us the title gives some clues to the route.   Well I think I got the Eels one (pie island?) but the others left me stumped.   If you want to be enlightened, you'll just have to join Jerome at Twickenham station at 18.00 on Thursday evening.

En Marche!

Best of both worlds
Jellied eels at the seaside!

Staying firmly on the aquatic theme, on Saturday, Dave invites you to pack your Speedos and head for the seaside for a bracing seaside walk from Hastings taking in the delights of the Fairlight Country Park and much much more along the way.   There's even the promise of fish and chips at the end for the journey home.  Although it's one of our more distant destinations, it's sure to be a great day out, and Dave has helpfully provided detailed information about the cheapest way to get there.   So, if sea, sand and jellied eels sounds like your thing, head to Hastings station for 10.30 on Saturday morning.   Don't forget your factor 50 as it is bound to be bright and sunny(!).

So - all too soon it's over.   That's all for now.

See you next week!

Adam 

 

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Eels, Marbles and Brooks (Linear)

Thu 6th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
9ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Twickenham station (17.28 from Waterloo).   Finish at sunset or just after at Putney Bridge station (District line) The title gives some clues for the route!
 
General Notes
Dogs only allowed by prior agreement with leader and must be under control at all times
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Telephone number 07470 196890
 
Start
TQ161736
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Finish
TQ244758
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A Day at the seaside

Sat 8th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
UPDATE 6/6: See body of text for info. on cheapest way of buying tickets.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18.5ml.
 
Start Time
10.30
 
Route
Start and finish Hastings Castle (West Hill café near entrance).   Trains 08.06 or 08.36 from Charing X OR VICTORIA: ***NEW NOTE: it is better (and cheaper) to book rail in advance.  There are two ways of getting to Hastings: either via Charing Cross (trains leaving 08.15 or 08.45) OR London Victoria (07.47 Victoria 07.53 Clapham 08.02 East Croydon).   Although going via Victoria takes a bit longer IT IS VERY MUCH THE CHEAPEST OPTION.   Note also that it may be cheaper to buy two single journeys rather than a return.   All the information is on the national rail website. Takes in the delights of Fairlight, Pett Level, Icklesham and the fantastic views from Fairlight country park
 
General Notes
Lunch in the lovely Queens Head at Icklesham with great food and wonderful views over the valley from the garden. It's a long way to come for a walk but you won't be disappointed and you can have seaside fish and chips on your train journey home!
 
Contact
Dave Strachan Telephone number 07725 083712
 
Start and Finish
TQ822095
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London