A triumphant trio from London LDWA! (Less Boring pop up Tue 11 AND Mile End Thu 13 AND Lambeth Sat 15 July)


A triumphant trio from London LDWA! (Less Boring pop up Tue 11 AND Mile End Thu 13 AND Lambeth Sat 15 July)
A triumphant trio from London LDWA! (Less Boring pop up Tue 11 AND Mile End Thu 13 AND Lambeth Sat 15 July)

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well and making the most of the summery weather we've been enjoying lately.   London's collective Vitamin D levels must be reaching an all-time high!

Well let's hope that the good weather continues a bit longer - but even if it doesn't we've got no fewer than three superb walks on offer this week, which cover a huge range of geography and interests.   So there's sure to be something there that will catch your eye.

 

First of all this week, and taking top prize for potentially the most curious walk title of the year, is Julie's "Slightly less boring trail pop-up walk" on Tuesday.   With an attention-grabbing title like that, if you've managed to get a day out of the office on Tuesday, you will surely want to join her on this 15 mile daytime midweek walk.   It's billed as a final recce for Julie's full-length boring walk(!) on Saturday week, and is bound to have lots of interest along the way.   If you'd like to go, make your way to Woolwich Arsenal station (NOT the DLR) at 10.30 on Tuesday morning.

This week, we've actually got two midweek excursions on offer, and, hot on Julie's heels, so to speak, on Thursday evening, Lonica will be leading us through London's spectacular easterly approaches from Mile End to the Cutty Sark.   This sounds like a positively delightful way of spending a summer evening in the capital, so there's no excuse for not joining Lonica at Mile End underground station at 18.30 on Thursday evening and heading off into the sunset from there.

Then on Saturday...:

Lambeth Country Show banner

The country comes to the capital at Lambeth Country Show
Click here to visit the LCS website

 

Yes, on Saturday, Ian will be taking us on a complete traverse of the borough of Lambeth.   It's similar in concept to a crossing of Antarctica, except that the weather is a bit better (usually) and in the middle, rather than finding the south pole, we will be encountering no less than the Lambeth Country Show.   It's a free event, and judging from the website, looks like at the very least it will be an excellent lunch spot.   To join this 17 mile trans-borough expedition, join Ian at Streatham Common Railway Station, Estreham Road Entrance at 10.00 on Saturday morning.

 

Well that's all for now.   As always, full details of this week's walks can be found on the LDWA London website, and are reproduced below.

All the best

Adam

 

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!!POP UP WALK (midweek daytime)!!
Slightly Less Boring trail

Tue 11th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
10:30
 
Route
Meet Woolwich Arsenal station (NOT DLR) Through Woolwich foot tunnel and via the Capital Ring to Stoke Newington. Finish Arsenal tube station. Plenty of watering-holes and drop-out points on the way
 
General Notes
This is a (slightly shortened) final recce for the "Boring Boring" trail on Sat 22 July
 
Contact
Julie Welch Telephone number 07788 237300
 
Start
TQ437788
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Finish
TQ314860
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Mile End to Greenwich

Thu 13th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Start Mile End underground station. Finish Cutty Sark station A walk heading through some of London's interesting eastern approaches
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Telephone number 07835 102864
 
Start and Finish
TQ365825
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A Lambeth Walk  and Country Show

Sat 15th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
17ml.
 
Start Time
10.00
 
Route
Meet Streatham Common Railway Station, Estreham Road Entrance; finish at Blackfriars Railway Station approximately 17:30 A walk from South to North taking in the Borough of Lambeth.  A collection of greenspaces, blue plaques, a fine Victorian Cemetery and a lunch stop taking in the famous Lambeth Country Show, amongst other things. Not to be missed
 
General Notes
Lunch options available at the Country Show – Free admission
 
Contact
Ian Fairweather Telephone number 07774 246 920
 
Start
TQ297705
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Finish
TQ317807
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London