Parks and Pagodas with London LDWA! (Holland Park etc Thu 17 AND London Parks Way reverse Sat 19 Aug)


Parks and Pagodas with London LDWA! (Holland Park etc Thu 17 AND London Parks Way reverse Sat 19 Aug)
Parks and Pagodas with London LDWA! (Holland Park etc Thu 17 AND London Parks Way reverse Sat 19 Aug)

Hello everyone

Well, another fine (!) week beckons, and we've got a couple of mind-expanding and leg-stretching walks laid on for your enjoyment.   All the details are below, but first let's have a brief commercial break:

 

Midweek evening walk leaders for the Spring 2018 programme

Believe it or not, we are in the process of working out our Spring 2018 walks programme (i.e. 1 January to 30 April) at the moment.   Already, all of the weekend walk slots are organised, but there are still a few midweek openings that we are keen to fill.

So if you think you might be able to lead an evening walk on one of the dates listed below...

...please just reply to this email and let us know what date(s) you might be able to offer. 

Evening walks typically start about 6:00-6:30pm and are 5-8 miles in length.   Although the Wednesday date is listed below, the walk could be on the Tuesday or Thursday either side.   Full details wouldn't be needed until the middle of September.

Important to fill:

Wed 04 Apr 2018
Wed 11 Apr 2018
Wed 18 Apr 2018

 

Desirable (but not essential) to fill

Wed 03 Jan 2018
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Wed 17 Jan 2018
Wed 31 Jan 2018
Wed 07 Feb 2018
Wed 28 Feb 2018

 

Thanks very much - your Group depends on volunteers like you!

 

By the way, before I move on to this week's walks, many of you will know that one of our longest-standing and most active members, Don Bolton, sadly passed away last month.   You might like to read a recent eulogy to Don, which you can access by clicking here.

 

Now let's turn to this week's walks:

Our first excursion comes on Thursday evening, when John and Gail are offering to take us on a walk that, in a somewhat unique combination of circumstances, promises to bring us a peacock, a Pankhurst and a pagoda.   It's a sure-fire winner, and not just in alliterative terms, so one definitely not to be missed.   If you'd like to go, head to Holland Park Underground station for 18.00 on Thursday evening.   Note, this is a linear walk and finishes at Victoria station.

And although such a fascinating itinerary will be hard to beat, on Saturday, Rob will be having a jolly good try with a 25-miler taking in, it seems, almost all the key sights of central London!   His long leg-stretch makes its way in a  westerly direction, all the way from the Cutty Sark to Trafalgar Square, taking in the Olympic Park, and much more, along the way.   It's the first stage in a tripartite reverse journey along Rob's own creation -the London Parks Way (click here for more details) and is sure to be excellent.   To join the excursion, you need to be at Cutty Sark Station (DLR) at 09.00 on Saturday morning.

 

Now - in case you think the weather is too depressing, or the ground too muddy, to venture outdoors on one of our walks this week, take a look at the photo below.   This was taken on last week's midweek evening walk - a fascinating exploration of the ancient earthworks around Bexley, where we managed to stumble across this magnificent ray of earth-bound sun, beaming at us even when the skies remained gloomily opaque:

Colourful harvest

OK the weather hasn't been brilliant lately - but there's lots of "sun" out there if you know where to look!
An unusual crop, spotted on Peter's Bexley walk last Tuesday

 

Well, that's enough for now.   All the details of our walks are on our website, and are reproduced below.

Have a great week!

Adam

 

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2 parks, fascinating cemetery & interesting streets inbetween

Thu 17th Aug 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Holland Park Underground; finish at Victoria Station The walk starts in Holland Park, (woods/formal gardens/peacocks) to emerge to the bustle of roads leading to the peace of Brompton Cemetery (see Emmeline Pankhurst, Richard Tauber, John Wisden, many VC holders…). Then Battersea Gardens (the Pagoda) and through Belgravia to finish at Victoria Station (Wetherspoons)
 
Contact
Gail and John Elrick Telephone number 020 8979 7512
 
 
Start
TQ246802
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Finish
TQ289789
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London Parks Way in reverse (1/3). Cutty Sark to Traf Sq

Sat 19th Aug 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
25ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Cutty Sark Stn (DLR). Option of Wetherspoons breakfast 08.30 at the Gate Clock next to Stn. Finish Trafalgar Square First part of walk through London Parks. Highlights include Greenwich Park, Mudchute City Farm, QE Olympic Park, and Victoria Park
 
General Notes
Lunch Olympic Park various options
 
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
 
Start
TQ382777
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Finish
TQ300804
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