Churches and pubs from London LDWA! (Ecclesiastical pop up Fri 26 AND Rickmansworth Sun 28 Jan)


Churches and pubs from London LDWA! (Ecclesiastical pop up Fri 26 AND Rickmansworth Sun 28 Jan)
Churches and pubs from London LDWA! (Ecclesiastical pop up Fri 26 AND Rickmansworth Sun 28 Jan)

Hello everyone, once again

 

First of all, I'd just like to say "well done" to anyone from London Group who completed the Surrey "Winter Tanners" challenge walk yesterday.   It was an especially tough day - not only was the weather poor (it snowed then rained pretty much all day), but the ground had largely been transformed into a muddy gloop.   So all in all a bit of an epic.   The full results are available online and can be viewed by clicking here.   (Note the page can take a second or two to load).

 

Before we turn to our domestic agenda, I just wanted to pass on some sad news received this week.
Sylvia Nagarkar, who was one of the founding members of London LDWA (and, I believe, our first Secretary) passed away earlier this month.   There is a short background article on Sylvia, and details on the funeral, in the "News" section of our website.   You can access it by clicking here 

 

Now turning to our walks programme, this week we have two outstanding events laid on for you.   Let's have a look at the details:

Our first outing is on Friday and, yes, once again "Pop up Ron" has been weaving his magic.    Back, by popular demand, is another midweek daytime special, revisiting his highly-acclaimed "Ecclesiastical Odyssey".  His walk aims to see no fewer than 58 city churches and towers along its 12 mile route, so should be an absolutely fascinating (and largely mud-free, I imagine) excursion for anyone fortunate enough not to be working on Friday.   If you'd like to go, please be at Liverpool St Station (Information point near platform 10) for a 10.45 start.   Note that although this is a re-run of a similar walk led by Ron last November, the route isn't exactly the same so you are asked to download and print walk notes and the list of churches from our website beforehand.   You can access this information by clicking here

  

Here's a picture of a pub:

 A pub beginning with W

The Pennsylvanian in Rickmansworth
A highlight of next Sunday's walk. And yes, it's a Wetherspoons...

Remarkably, this is a Wetherspoons pub, and the image gives you an insight into one of the (many) fascinating highlights of Godfrey's circular walk on Sunday.   This weekend, he'll be visiting the envrions of Rickmansworth, taking in the Colne valley among other delights.   If you'd like to join Godfrey on this exploration of Metroland (and perhaps find out what the link between Rickmansworth and Pennsylvania is, because I for one have no idea), then just make your way to Rickmansworth station for 09.25 on Sunday.   Note that several of the walk details have changed since the walk was printed in "Strider" so please read the website (click here) or check the walk notes below carefully before setting out.

 

Well, that's all for now.   Thanks for ploughing right through to the end, and have a great week!

Adam

 

 

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!!!POP UP!!! Midweek daytime An Ecclesiastical Odyssey again

Fri 26th Jan 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 2/1 Please download and print list of churches from the "Special!" menu option on this website, or click this link: https://goo.gl/Xvt2hW
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
12ml.
 
Start Time
10.45
 
Route
Start and finish Liverpool St Station (Information point near platform 10).   Finish appx. 16.45 A circular route which has been amended to visit some of the locations that were closed  last time
 
General Notes
A repeat visit to the 58 city churches and towers visited last November. Refreshment stop on route and Wetherspoons at finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 / 07810 044299 on day
 
Start and Finish
TQ332817
View on StreetMap

Rickmansworth circular

Sun 28th Jan 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 18/1 Note following changes compared to "Strider" and which have been incorporated in walk details below: 1) Rail works (no Met line trains); 2) Earlier start time (09.25 not 09.30); 3) More details on route and mud update; 4) Lunch and other refreshment details added (NB packed lunch not pub lunch as advertised in "Strider")
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.25
 
Route
Start and finish outside Rickmansworth Station.   *** NOTE RAIL WORKS THIS WEEKEND: No Metropolitan Line trains between Aldgate and Wembley Park. Use the 08.57 Chiltern Line service from Marylebone arriving 09.19 or Jubilee line to Wembley Park and change to an Amersham or Chesham train (not Uxbridge or Watford) arriving Rickmansworth 09.12 *** The walk is an undulating, counter clockwise, loop of the town of Rickmansworth, going by way of the Colne Valley, Croxley Green, Church End, Chorleywood, Harefield and Moor Park golf course. Generally reasonable going but muddy in a few places with one section offering deep mud and saturated ground. Wetherspoons - The Pennsylvanian in Rickmansworth High Street
 
General Notes
Packed lunch in the open. A pub stop for refreshments will be made but not necessarily at lunchtime
 
Contact
Godfrey O'Callaghan Telephone number 07712 341677
 
Start and Finish
TQ057945
View on StreetMap

 

 

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