3. Striding to Selbourne with London LDWA! (Sun and Sea pop up Fri 19 AND Selbourne and Hangers, Sun 21 Jan)


3. Striding to Selbourne with London LDWA! (Sun and Sea pop up Fri 19 AND Selbourne and Hangers, Sun 21 Jan)
3. Striding to Selbourne with London LDWA! (Sun and Sea pop up Fri 19 AND Selbourne and Hangers, Sun 21 Jan)

Dear All

How are the new year resolutions going?   I do hope those pledges to drink less, exercise more and eat healthily are holding up well!   But if they aren't, then London LDWA can definitely assist with the second, although our affinity for Wetherspoons might not be exactly helpful for the first (or the last, come to think of it, if you are fan of the Curry Night Special).

 

Our first calorie-burning opportunity comes on Friday when our renowned pop-up specialist, Ron, will be leading a daytime midweek walk featuring sea, sun and sand - a very bracing combination for this time of year!   His expedition convenes at Pitsea station at 10.15 on Friday morning and promises "invigorating breezes" - which seem rather more likely than the "sun" which also features in the walk title.

 

Then on Sunday, we have laid on for you a splendid sojourn to sunny Selbourne, which lays claim to being the home of Gilbert White, a famous naturalist.   Christopher's 15 mile walk will be meeting at Liss station at 09.23 on Sunday morning, and completes a circular route, making use of the Hangers Way to lead us from start to finish.   Christopher warns us to expect some mud en route so unless a week of iron-hard frost precedes the walk, which seems  a bit unlikely in Hampshire, you will want to make sure you have chosen your footwear appropriately.

 

Now, casting our eyes slightly further afield..

Fuerteventura mountain

The view from Pico de la Zarza in Fuerteventura last week
A surprisingly excellent walking destination

I've been fortunate enough to spend the last couple of weeks on Fuerteventura - one of the Canary Islands.   At this time of year, the weather makes an excellent change from the unremitting grey of London and despite its image as a resort desitnation mostly for dedicated sun-worshippers, it offers some surprisingly good walking.   And the GR131 long distance path goes right past the hotel front door.

 

But that’s everything for now - see you all back on terra firma next week

Adam

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!!!Confirmed: POP UP!!! Midweek Day: Sea, Sun and Sand

Fri 19th Jan 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 13/1 Ground conditions are remarkably good for the time of year, and we are not expecting much rain so the details as per the website can be confirmed
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
12ml.
 
Start Time
10.15
 
Route
Start at Pitsea Station (9:34 ex Fenchurch St); finish at Southend Central Station A chance to top up your suntan as we follow the Thames as it nears its mouth in the North Sea.   The invigorating breezes will quickly blow away the winter blues.   Beware mud warnings for 5 miles but last 4 on tarmac
 
General Notes
Light refreshment stop on route (suitable for bring your own).   Wetherspoons at finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 / 07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ738875
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Finish
TQ881855
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Selborne and the Hangers Way

Sun 21st Jan 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
09.23
 
Route
Start and finish at Liss station (catch 08.00 from Waterloo).   Walk will start at 0930 from outside the station (Re)discover the delights of Selborne and the Hangers Way with Gilbert White connections, hanging beech woods, some great views and perfect countryside.  Expect some mud though!
 
General Notes
Lunch TBA
 
Contact
Christopher Hedley Telephone number 07941 685449
 
 
Start and Finish
SU777278
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