Tracks and tunnels with London LDWA! (Admin info AND Option C Sun 11 Feb)


Tracks and tunnels with London LDWA! (Admin info AND Option C Sun 11 Feb)
Tracks and tunnels with London LDWA! (Admin info AND Option C Sun 11 Feb)

Hello everyone!

Fabulous February is upon us already.   So the evenings are feeling lighter and longer, and our spirits are beginning to clamber out of the gloomy midwinter slough, nicely illuminated by last week's super blue moon.   (And for once the clouds parted and it was actually visible from London!).   We've got a particularly interesting walk lined up this week to help you make the most of the lengthening days - but first, a couple of Quick Reminders.   Read on...

 

Meetings and Hundreds!

First off - don't forget that the London AGM is coming up soon.   In fact it's on Thursday 8 March, and at the King & Queen pub, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL
Our Secretary will be writing in the next day or so with more details, including a request to submit any Motions for the meeting by no later than this Thursday.   So keep your eyes on the inbox...

And second, if you're one of the masochistic / heroic types who views completion of our 100 mile challenge walk as an annual rite of passage, just to let you know that the deadline for entries has been extended to 23 April.   This means you will have a few extra days to complete the paperwork, gird your loins, and ensure your qualifying events are in order.  For more details click this link

 

 

Right.   Now let's have a look at this week's walk.

Option C route

Bored tunnels
-the definitive guide

 

On Sunday, Peter will be leading an intruguingly-named walk around the northern reaches of the Kent coastline, exploring the "Option C" hinterland.   Option C, it turns out, is not a rather sinister-sounding leftover from the cold war, but actually the currently preferred route of a new Thames road crossing, joining Essex and Kent some way downstream from Dartford.   You can read more about it on the Highways England website here.   The walk will probably appeal in equal measure (though for different reasons) to both engineers and environmentalists, but if you really want to find out what's happening - and especially if bored tunnels are your thing, you won't want to miss out.   Just join Peter at Higham station at 09.15 on Sunday - but please remember to bring a packed lunch as there are no pubs in prospect until mid afternoon.   This walk will be run jointly with Kent Group.

 

Well, that's it for now.   Have a great week, and make the most of the bright and breezy weather!

Adam

 

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Option C

Sun 11th Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
17ml.
 
Start Time
09.15
 
Route
Meet Higham Railway Station (08:09 from Charing Cross or 08:25 from St. Pancras) Last chance to walk the footpaths that will be obliterated by the new lower Thames crossing Option C
 
General Notes
Picnic lunch. No pubs 'til mid afternoon. Joint with Kent
 
Contact
Peter Jull Telephone number 07450 792669
 
Start and Finish
TQ715726
View on StreetMap

 

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