A third of a trilogy with London LDWA! (Kingston Wed 30 Aug AND London Parks Way Sat 2 Sep)


A third of a trilogy with London LDWA! (Kingston Wed 30 Aug AND London Parks Way Sat 2 Sep)
A third of a trilogy with London LDWA! (Kingston Wed 30 Aug AND London Parks Way Sat 2 Sep)

Hello again!

Sadly, we have no major astronomical or horological phenomena on offer this week, but, of course, we do have a great pair of walks on the programme for you to enjoy.   All the details are below!

 

Our first walk comes on Wednesday, when Keith is boldly heading out to the wilds of Kingston-upon-Thames in a quest to find a new route to the local Wetherspoons (is there a single Wetherspoons in the whole of the south east of England that we haven't visited, by the way?).   En route, his eight mile walk visits three parks, a heath, and a hill, so it's bound to be an interesting outing.   If you'd like to go, just present yourself at Feltham station at 18.00 on Wednesday.

Now, if you'd like to add to your weekly parks tally, you will also want to join Rob for part two of his London Parks Way (in reverse) trilogy on Saturday.   The first part was a couple of weeks ago (see photo below) and the feedback was extremely positive.   So this is one you definitely won't want to miss.   All you have to do to join the fun is to make your way to Nelson's Column (it's quite hard to miss..) for 09.00 on Saturday morning.   And if you want to add yet more Wetherspoons to your trainspotters' notebook, there's always the option of picking up a full English at the Lord Mall of the Moon at 08.30 beforehand.

Greenwich

Greenwich Maritime campus from Part 1 of the London Parks Way a couple of weeks ago.
Part 2 follows next Saturday - it's sure to be equally stunning!
Photo: Julie Welch

 

Before I sign off,  cast your minds back a week, to the botanical photo quiz.   There was a good response to the question about the identity of the weird fruit we collected in Chelsea on the midweek walk.   The general consensus is that it was probably a Turkish Hazel (Corylus colurna, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corylus_colurna), which despite the exotic name is apparently actually quite a widely cutivated ornamental tree in northern Europe.   Many thanks to everyone who responded, and especially to Colin Saunders, who was first off the mark.

 

So that's all for now.   Enjoy the walks, but remember there is a limit to the number of Wetherspoons meal deals you can safely consume in a week, so please try not to exceed it.

Adam

 

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Yet another way to get to the Wetherspoons in Kingston

Wed 30th Aug 2017

 

Event Details:

 
Event Details Updated
Update 22/8 Walk distance revised to 8 miles (formerly was 9)
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
9ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Feltham station - booking hall on the West side (Waterloo 17:28, Clapham Junction 17:38).  Finish Kingston station The route takes us through Feltham Park, Hounslow Heath, Crane Park, Hampton Hill and Bushey Park
 
Contact
Keith Lane Telephone number 07843 020525
 
Start
TQ106733
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Finish
TQ182695
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London Parks Way in reverse (2/3). Traf Sq to Hammersmith

Sat 2nd Sep 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Trafalgar Square (Nelsons Column). Option of Wetherspoons breakfast 08.30 at Lord Mall of the Moon, Whitehall. Finish Hammersmith Station Second part of walk through London Parks. Highlights include St James’s Park, Hyde Park, Regents Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park
 
General Notes
Lunch Regents Park (picnic)
 
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
 
Start
TQ300804
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Finish
TQ233786
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London