Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Hampstead Heath Wed 26 AND Darenth Valley Sun 30 July)


Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Hampstead Heath Wed 26 AND Darenth Valley Sun 30 July)
Splendid Summer Sojourns with London LDWA! (Hampstead Heath Wed 26 AND Darenth Valley Sun 30 July)

Dear all

Well as we celebrate the England women's victory in the cricket world cup, we move into the new week in good spirits.   And even if you've not managed to get away on holiday yet, we've got a couple of great walks this week to tempt you out and about and make the most of our beautiful local countryside..

By the way - in case you are sitting in a faceless office staring at a computer screen at the moment, here's what's going on outside (and there is a MASSIVE prize for anyone who knows where this photo was taken):

Poppy fields

Summer in the Home Counties
Poppies make a colourful adornment to the rolling hills. Taken by the Walks Secretary on Sunday in the Chilterns.   Massive prize for anyone who know the rather splendid name of the spot where it was taken

 

Now hopefully that's not too distracting because we've still got this week's walks to cover!

Our first walk this week is on Wednesday evening and takes us to Hampstead Heath, where Susanne will be leading us like a "true local" through one of London's most expansive (and possibly also expensive) open spaces.   If you'd like to go, take the Northern Line to Golder's Green station for 18.00 on Wednesday where your local guide will await you.

Then on Sunday, we're heading off to the Darenth Valley with Lonica.   Note that if you're doing a spot of pre-walk online research, make sure that your spellchecker doesn't accidentally transport you 5,900 miles west.   If it does, you might find that your packing list turns out to be a bit misaligned with the conditions you will actually encounter on the walk.  Notwithstanding these hazards, if you'd like to explore this fascinating corner of north west Kent, take the train to Otford station for 09.16 on Sunday morning, noting that the train times are slightly earlier than advertised in "Strider".

 

So that's your lot for now.  Enjoy pondering the poppies and preparing to dodge the tumbleweed.

Have a great week!

Adam 

 

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Hampstead Heath Explorer

Wed 26th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Start Golders Green (Northern Line).   Finish Archway (Northern Line) Get to know the Heath with the help of  a real local
 
General Notes
Easy Pace.  Assistance dogs only please
 
Contact
Susanne Waldschmidt Telephone number 020 7272 1446
 
Start
TQ252874
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Finish
TQ293868
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Darenth Valley Summer Explorer

Sun 30th Jul 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 11/7 Revised train times
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09.16 (NOT 09.28)
 
Route
Meet Otford station (dep London Victoria 08.37 (NOT 08.52)). Return trains 3 per hour A circular exploration of the fascinating Darenth valley
 
General Notes
Lunch in Shoreham (choice of pubs)
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Telephone number 07835 102864
 
Start and Finish
TQ532594
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