Back in the Parks with London LDWA! (Essex Pop Up Wed 4 AND London Parks in reverse Sat 7 Oct)


Back in the Parks with London LDWA! (Essex Pop Up Wed 4 AND London Parks in reverse Sat 7 Oct)
Back in the Parks with London LDWA! (Essex Pop Up Wed 4 AND London Parks in reverse Sat 7 Oct)

Hello everyone!

So it's October already!   The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is almost upon us - but before we bid farewell to the last vestiges of summer, there's one more important event to fit into our walking calendars.

Yes - it's less than a fortnight to our annual "Founders'" challenge hike, and you've still got time to enter!   This fabulous event is centred around peaceful Peaslake, Surrey and this year sees its coming-of-age, as the event hits its 21st anniversary.

So before we get stuck into this week's social walk calendar, let's have a quick "Founders' refresher"...

LDWA London 21st "Founders'" Challenge

Saturday 14 October 2017

London Parks Way logo

There are still places available for the Founders Challenge on Saturday 14th October which is now less than 2 weeks away! A full team of 27 volunteer Marshals are waiting to welcome you to the beautiful Surrey Hills. 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

Engineering works mean the rail schedules are not yet finalised but the best trains to get you to the start are most likely the 07.23 from Victoria or 07.35 from Waterloo, arriving at Guildford at 08.16.

If you need transport from Guildford Station please inform Gordon Parker at:
founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk
as soon as possible.

If you can offer a lift at that time from Guildford please also let Gordon know.

 

 

Now - let's have a look at this week.

First of all, on Wednesday, Ron is leading one of his famous midweek daytime "pop up" walks.   The details are below, and also on the website, but in summary, his excursion promises to explore that part of darkest Essex that lies between the A12 and A127 trunk roads.   Well - it certainly sounds a bit different, so if you're fortunate enough to be free during the day on Wednesday, you will find Ron waiting for you at Ingatestone Station at 10.15. You will particularly want to note the prospect of Wetherspoons at the end. 

 

Moving on.. 

London Parks Way logo

Introducing the London Parks Way..
..and you can read more about it by visiting Rob's website: click here

 

At the weekend, we're showcasing the final missing link in Rob's trilogy of parkland walks.   You may recall that Rob has been walking parts of the London Parks way - in reverse - and this week brings us the final instalment in the series.   So Saturday's walk includes notable landmarks like Hampton Court and Richmond Park, and also offers multiple deer-spotting opportunities.   If you'd like to go, all you have to do is make your way to Hammersmith Station (Hammersmith Broadway entrance) for 09.00 on Saturday morning.

 

Now one final thing - you'll all remember that over the last few days, LDWA London has been heavily involved in the "Silk River" walking project, along the banks of the Thames.   I'm delighted to report that the event was a huge success, with some 20 LDWA London members joining in some or all of the ten daily walks.

Colin has written an excellent report on the proceedings, which we're just in the process of uploading to our website.   So watch this space - we'll let you know when it's ready. 

 

Anyway - that's it for now - have a great week and don't forget to put your name down for Founders'!!

Adam

 

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!!!POP UP WALK (midweek daytime): Between the A12 and A127

Wed 4th Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
14ml.
 
Start Time
10.15
 
Route
Start: Ingatestone Station (09:48 Liverpool Street); Finish: Brentwood Station A journey of discovery in the Essex countryside that lies between two of its busiest thoroughfares
 
General Notes
No prior recce so be prepared for diversions, bring packed lunch and survival kit, although we will be seeking an oasis for refreshments on route and may well fall into a Spoons near the finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 / 07810 044299 on day
 
 
Start
TQ649991
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Finish
TQ593930
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London Parks Way in reverse (3/3). Hammersmith to Kingston

Sat 7th Oct 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Hammersmith Stn (Piccadilly and District line) Hammersmith Broadway entrance. Option of Wetherspoons breakfast 08.30 at William Morris opposite stn. Walkers can also start at Barnes Bridge Stn 09.45. Finish at Kingston Final part of walk through London Parks. Highlights include Home Park, Hampton Court Formal Gardens, Bushy Park and Richmond Park. Plenty of opportunities to see deer during rutting season
 
General Notes
Lunch Kingston Riverfront (pub or picnic)
 
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
 
 
Start
TQ233786
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Finish
TQ182695
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London