Getting bookish with London LDWA! (Book event AND Pop Up Fri 20 AND Kent high points Sun 22 Oct)


Getting bookish with London LDWA! (Book event AND Pop Up Fri 20 AND Kent high points Sun 22 Oct)
Getting bookish with London LDWA! (Book event AND Pop Up Fri 20 AND Kent high points Sun 22 Oct)

Hello everyone once again!

Now that we're well into October, the Autumn colours are beginning to show themselves properly.   So if you're stuck in the city all week, now's the time to start planning an escape at the weekend, to catch a glimpse of how the colours are developing, and to see what's going on in the wider world outside the office walls.

 

But first a moment to reflect on the success of our "Founders'" challenge last Saturday!  

We had a great turnout for this year's event, and lots of very positive feedback from the participants.   There'll be a full report, with pictures, on our website shortly (we'll let you know when it's ready).  

Most of all though - a quick word of thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a success.   We had 27 fantastic marshals, who organised everything from car-parking to sandwiches.   And particular thanks should go to Tony (from Surrey Group) who organised all the electronic tracking, and to Gordon who pulled the whole thing together.

And one other thing - if you've acquired a taste for challenges like this, you might want to note that Surrey Group have just opened entries to their 40th "Winter Tanners" Challenge event.   This 20/30/40 mile event is being held on 21 January 2018 at Leatherhead.  Details are at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/Surrey/W/5100/winter-tanners.html  and entry is at http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=1854

 

OK - now let's look forward for a minute, but before we get into the details of the week's walks, whip out your diaries and read on, for we have something Very Interesting in store for you slightly further ahead, in November..

LDWA gets literary!

Two LDWA authors for the price of one!

You may not know it, but LDWA London counts no fewer than two top walking authors among its membership - and both of them have just launched new books centered on our Capital.

So - to celebrate this happy dual event, we're all invited to join them at an exclusive evening event in November, where they'll be telling us a bit more about their latest masterpieces, and also signing copies, should you wish to purchase your very own copies.

To learn more, just read on..

Book covers

LDWA London's very own Booker Prize candidates!
Come along on Wed 29 November to hear more about their latest literary masterpieces

 

Come and meet our very own LDWA authors, Peter Aylmer and Colin Saunders, at this free London LDWA event.  Get the details in your diaries now!

  • Wednesday 29 November
  • 6.30pm for 7pm, The Cambria, 40 Kemerton Rd, Camberwell SE5 9AR
  • Nearest rail: Loughborough Junction (250m)
  • Nearest tube: Brixton (1km)

Peter's guide for Cicerone Press, Walking in London: Park, heath and waterside walks, brings together 25 walks in green spaces across the capital. Members might remember that Peter cunningly got London LDWA to check the draft route descriptions for him over several of his recent walk leads.

Colin's Aurum Press guide to the London Loop is a complete re-survey of this 150-mile route around outer London, which often features in London LDWA walks. Colin includes some optional variations to the original route where better alternatives have emerged since the Loop was launched more than 20 years ago.

Both books were published this autumn and are essentials for the library of any self-respecting London walker. With Christmas coming up, this is a great opportunity to make an early start on your Christmas present list - Peter and Colin will be only too happy to sign copies for friends and family, or even you!

 

So - what else have we got on this week (as if all this wasn't already enough for you digest)?

 

First of all, "Pop up" Ron is out and about on another of his midweek daytime sojourns on Friday.   This time, he's back out in the north east of our capital, plotting an escape from Dagenham.   This linear 14-miler heads from Dagenham to Upminster, taking in a trio of slightly lesser-well known valleys along the way.   If you would like to go, and have a free day on Friday, you just need to get yourself down the District Line to Dagenham East station station, making sure you get there no later than 10.15 on Friday morning

Then, on Sunday, Peter will be leading us on part 2 of his Munro-bagging expedition around Kent (or did we decide to call them "Maidstones" last time?).   Anyway, whatever they are called, Peter is hell-bent on collecting them all - "them" in this case being of course the highest points in each of Kent's council areas.   This is a fascinating project, so if you fancy joining in, take the train from either Victoria or St Pancras and aim to get to Charing station where Peter will meet you at 10.00 on Sunday morning.

 

Well, that's it from me for now.

Have a great week, and don't forget to schedule in lots of time for fresh air and exercise!

Adam

 

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!!!POP UP WALK (midweek daytime): Escape from Dagenham

Fri 20th Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
14ml.
 
Start Time
10.15
 
Route
Start:  Dagenham East station (District Line); Finish: Upminster Bridge station (District Line) Exploring the Rom, Ravensbourne  and Ingrebourne valleys, two country parks and the environs Upminster
 
General Notes
Light refreshment stops on route
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 / 07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ502850
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Finish
TQ550868
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High points of Kent (part 2)

Sun 22nd Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
19ml.
 
Start Time
10.00
 
Route
Charing station.   08.36 from Victoria & 08.37 from St.Pancras will be met Second in a series of walks visiting the highest point in each of Kent's council areas
 
General Notes
Pub lunch
 
Contact
Peter Jull Telephone number 07450 792669
 
 
Start and Finish
TQ950491
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London