Something different from London LDWA! (Upper Norwood Wed 13 AND Silk River Fri 15 to Sun 24 Sep)


Something different from London LDWA! (Upper Norwood Wed 13 AND Silk River Fri 15 to Sun 24 Sep)
Something different from London LDWA! (Upper Norwood Wed 13 AND Silk River Fri 15 to Sun 24 Sep)

Hello everyone

Well although we like to moan about the weather as we walk, at least here we are usually fortunuate enough not to have to deal with the likes of Harvey, Irma, Katia and Jose.   So although we don't exactly seem to be enjoying an Indian Summer (although see below..) at the moment, things could be a lot worse.

 


But talk of Indian Summer brings me to the main news of the week.   Yes, on Friday (15 September) we start the "Silk River" walks programme.  

This is an interesting series of Thames-side walks, which is being arranged in tandem with an equivalent series along the banks of the Hooghly River near Kolkata, India.   So in a figurative sort of way, we will indeed be able to enjoy an Indian Summer.

You can find out more about the Silk River programme on our website (click here) or the Silk River website (click here) and in the box a little further down this email.

Silk River will dominate our walks programme for the next few days, so after Ian's Norwood walk on Wednesday (see below), we won't be holding a "normal" social walk again until a week on Sunday, when the social programme resumes with Peter's Kent walk on Sunday 24th.   (Though of course don't forget that our annual weekend away to the Lake District will depart on Sat 23rd (click here for more details of that adventure) 


So - here's some background information about the "Silk River" programme..

The Silk River walks are about to start!

Come along and join in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

Silk River scrolls

The Silk River scrolls displayed at the launch of the Totally Thames Festival,
on Wednesday 30th August
In the Chain Store at Trinity Buoy Wharf

 

Silk River starts on Friday 15th September at Kew and continues every day until Sunday 24th when we walk from Leigh-on-Sea with 20 scrolls on 7 metre fishing rods with the finale at the end of Southend Pier.

It is entirely free to participate, apart from entry to Kew Gardens and Cutty Sark. It will be a unique opportunity to hear stories of the riverside communities and to visit some special places. Each day will be different but all are accompanied by these beautiful silk scrolls.

Join us on any or even every day for a different walk experience - but we would be particularly grateful for your walking experience on the longer sections, e.g. Barking to Rainham on Monday 18th, Dartford to Northfleet on Wednesday 20th and East Tilbury to Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday 23rd.

Full details are at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/4662/2017.html and http://www.silkriver.co.uk/ .

 

Apologies if it seems a bit complicated (it isn'tr really!): but don't hesitate to contact Gordon Parker at silkriver@ldwa.org.uk if you'd like to join in, but are uncertain what to do.

 


So now, let's finish off with a quick look at the walks programme this week.

 

On Wednesday, Ian will be leading us on a fascinating linear walk with the intriguing title "The only way is Up(-per Norwood)" (groan...).   Ian tells us that it's a stroll through Dulwich Village and environs, leading through the woods of wild South London and finishing at the giddy heights of Upper Norwood aka Crystal Palace.   So if you'd like to go, meet Ian at West Dulwich Station at 18.00 on Wednesday evening.

And then, as trailed extensively already, from Friday onwards, and continuing on a daily basis until Sunday 24th, our Silk River programme starts.   The first walk, on Friday, explores the Kew area and has sections in both the morning and afternoon.   If you'd like to join this walk, or indeed any of the walks, but are uncertain what to do, just drop Gordon a line at silkriver@ldwa.org.uk and he'll give you the full picture.


 

Well that's more than enough for now.   Have a great week enjoying LDWA London's very own Indian Summer, and keep your fingers crossed that Irma stays firmly on the other side of the Atlantic.

 

All the best for now

Adam

 

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The Only Way is Up-per Norwood

Wed 13th Sep 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
West Dulwich Railway Station, Ends at Crystal Palace Railway Station From Dulwich through parks and woods up to Crystal Palace
 
Contact
Ian Fairweather Telephone number 07774 246 920
 
Start
TQ327730
View on StreetMap
 
Finish
TQ341705
View on StreetMap

 

'Silk River' walks series

Fri 15th Sep 2017 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
Various
 
Start Time
Various
 
Route
For routes, see tables on Silk River page on LDWA London website ( https://goo.gl/o22PTe  ) For more info see also the Silk River website ( https://goo.gl/9D5No3  )
 
Contact
Gordon Parker Tel: 07891 196930
 
Start
(Various)
 
Finish
(Various)

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London