Ground control to LDWA! (East End Thursday 15 eve AND Lewes Sat 17 Feb)


Ground control to LDWA! (East End Thursday 15 eve AND Lewes Sat 17 Feb)
Ground control to LDWA!   (East End Thursday 15 eve AND Lewes Sat 17 Feb)

Good morning everyone!

Well it doesn't seem two minutes since Christmas and now it's almost Valentine's day already.   Where would we be without this steady flow of gift-buying opportunities?   And soon we will have Easter eggs to look forward to as well!

But on a more prosaic note, once again we have an brace of excellent walks laid on for you this week.   Everything you need to know follows below!

 

Starting first with Gordon's walk on Thursday, you will have noticed straight away that this excursion has been re-scheduled from Tuesday, whilst neatly side-stepping the romance of Wednesday itself.   So make sure that you have got the right date in your diaries, and scoot along to Mile End Station for 18.00 on Thursday evening to join his exploration of some of the iconic cultural and historical sights of London's East End.   Gordon asks that you bring a torch on this walk, as there are parts of the route with no streetlighting and which are likely to be dark.

Tube station

Mile End tube station
The start point for our walk on Thursday

 

And then, come the weekend, on Saturday, we will be striding out a bit further afield, and indulging in a spot of mountaineering.   With Christopher's Lewes-based circuit offering the prospect of both the death-defying ascent of Mount Caburn and a traverse of the notorious Kingston Ridge, this is going to be an outing of truly Himalayan proportions (OK well it's actually East Sussex rather than Tibet but it's just a matter of degree).   If you'd like to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, make your way to Lewes Station for 08.47 on Saturday morning.   And, of course, don't forget your crampons.   (PS you will need a torch for this one, as well).

 

Well I think that's just about it for now.   Have a great week, and try and dispel the notes of Space Oddity which will surely have been ringing on your ears ever since last week's remarkable, if slightly eccentric, extraplanetary event in Florida.

Adam

 

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!!!NEW DATE!!! Cultural and Historic East End

Thu 15th Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 10/1 The date of this walk has been CHANGED COMPARED TO "Strider" - it will be on THURSDAY 15 FEB, rather than Tuesday 13th. Update 9/2 You will need a torch for some parts of this walk!
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Mile End Station, finish Liverpool St Station A cultural and historic walk from Mile End Station to Liverpool St Station
 
General Notes
Wetherspoons pub at end
 
Contact
Gordon Parker Telephone number 07891 196930
 
 
Start
TQ365825
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Finish
TQ332817
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Lewes Ascents

Sat 17th Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
08.47
 
Route
Start and finish at Lewes Station.   (Catch 07.47 from London Victoria).  Walk will start at 09.00 from outside the station As many ups and downs and views as we can squeeze into a February Saturday during daylight hours.  Hills will include Mount Caburn and Kingston Ridge with sections along the South Downs Way and Southease Valley
 
General Notes
Pub lunch to be arranged.  Bring torch
 
Contact
Christopher Hedley Telephone number 07941 685449
 
 
Start and Finish
TQ416098
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