A 'Challenging' week from London LDWA! (Docklands Wed 11 AND Founders challenge Sat 14 Oct)


A 'Challenging' week from London LDWA! (Docklands Wed 11 AND Founders challenge Sat 14 Oct)
A 'Challenging' week from London LDWA! (Docklands Wed 11 AND Founders challenge Sat 14 Oct)

Dear all

We've got a great walking week lined up for you, but first...

...I probably don't need to remind you that on Saturday this week, LDWA London presents its annual "Founders'" Challenge event.

But if you HAD forgotten it's not quite too late - entries close at 20.00 tonight, (Mon 9 October) so you still have a few hours left if you want to make a last-minute entry.   But don't hang around if you're going to do it!
There's a choice of running or walking 27 miles or walking 16 miles: something to suit everyone!

To find out more click here
To register electronically, on-line, click here

And in a new (well fairly new) innovation, don't forget that you can follow people as they walk, in real-time.   To do this, click here 

There's also some more info about the event, at the bottom if this email.

Friday Street

It absolutely NEVER rains on the Founders'...
Parasols at Checkpoint 3, Friday Street, in 2016

 

Now - let's turn to our social walks programme this week.   Given that we've got "Founders'" on Saturday, we've only got a midweek walk on offer this week.  But it's a cracker!

Yes, on Wednesday, Colin will be leading a fascinating-sounding "Docklands Exploration", which includes docks, tunnels and Wetherspoons - which must surely be the essential ingredients of any successful walk!   To join in this fiesta of fun, make sure you get yourself to Blackwall (DLR) station for 18.30 on Wednesday evening.  
Note that Colin has recently supplied some more details of his walk - so check out the website or read the notes below for the latest update.

 

Well that's all for this week.

So, if you're walking on Saturday, have a great time in the hills, and if you're walking on Wednesday, have a great evening in the docks!

Adam

 

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Docklands Exploration

Wed 11th Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 3/10 with route and fare details
ROUTE: Start Blackwall DLR station (e.g 18.17 from Tower Gateway or 18.14 from Bank change Westferry).  Meander around the Isle of Dogs via Thames Path, Millwall and West India  Docks, then through Poplar to Limehouse Cut and Basin and Canary Wharf Pier, ferry to south bank, then Russia Dock Woodland and Greenland Dock to finish at Surrey Quays station (Wetherspoons nearby).
GENERAL NOTES:  For the ferry you will need to pay £3.90 Oyster, Contactless or App, half price for Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.  Or you can finish at Canary Wharf after 6.5 miles.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Meet Blackwall station (DLR from Bank or Tower Gateway) Linear walk, first around the Royal Docks and through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, then Thames Path and around the Surrey Docks, finishing at Surrey Quays station
 
General Notes
Wetherspoons near end
 
Contact
Colin Saunders Telephone number 020 8886 8285 or 07768 453159
 
 
Start and Finish
TQ383806
View on StreetMap

 

21st  Founders' Challenge

Sat 14th Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Challenge Event
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Surrey Hills
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance / Time Limit
27 or 16ml. all finish by 18.30
 
Start Time
Start: Walkers from  08.30, Runners 10.00
 
Route
From Peaslake Memorial Hall Circular routes of 27ml, 3600ft ascent for walkers & runners; 16ml, 2100ft ascent walkers only
 
General Notes
The 21st occasion on which we remember the founders of the LDWA by visiting the beautiful locations associated with them: Blatchford Down, Steer’s Field, Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, Pitch Hill Toposcope and the old Peaslake Post Office. Off-road, on good footpaths and tracks in the Surrey Hills, designated an AONB in 1958. The routes offer a wonderful mixture of autumnal forest and downland. Together with the welcome provided at Cps and fine food at the finish, these elements make the Founders’ Challenge A Memorable Day Out!. Entry opens 1st Apr 2017, closes 9th Oct 2017. Entry form & postal address on LDWA London website
 
Contact
Gordon Parker Tel: 07891 196930
 
Start and Finish
TQ085447
View on StreetMap

Entry Details:

Cost
Entry: £10 (non-LDWA £15; OTD £15/£25) incl. drinks and food at Cps, meal at finish. Cert.  In 2016, one-quarter of participants’ fees were donated to local countryside charities

 

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