A triplet for LDWA London! (Atmospheric London Wed 21, Staines midweek popup Thu 22 AND Croydon Sat 24 Feb)


A triplet for LDWA London! (Atmospheric London Wed 21, Staines midweek popup Thu 22 AND Croydon Sat 24 Feb)
A triplet for LDWA London! (Atmospheric London Wed 21, Staines midweek popup Thu 22 AND Croydon Sat 24 Feb)

Dear all

The countdown to the London LDWA AGM is well underway and with only seventeen days to go until the big day itself, on 8 March, the tension is almost unbearable.   So, while we have this all-important event in mind, let's seize the moment and have a quick newsflash! 

AGM Thursday 8th March

Dining options!

Gordon Parker has explored the post-meeting options and is in favour of the Agra, an Indian restaurant in Whitmore St, very close to Warren St tube. It has been recommended to him! You can see a menu at:

www.agrafitzrovia.co.uk 

Mains from £8 (chicken, lamb £9), veg dishes £5

 

Please confirm your interest to:

Gordonparker46@gmail.com

before 28th February.
(No need if you have already said on Facebook that you're definitely coming.)

 

Now, as a distraction from all the excitement, we've got no fewer than three (yes, three!) fantastic walks programmed in for you this week.   Here are the details:

 

Our first walk this week is on Wednesday, when Ian will be leading us on a tour of some of the sights of "Atmospheric London".   This sounds like an absolutely fascinating walk, traversing the city from Old Street to Victoria whilst challenging us to avoid roads as much as possible.   If you'd like to go - and let's face it the gloomy February evenings offer the perfect opportunity to experience London at its most atmospheric, so who wouldn't - then just join Ian at Old Street Underground station (Central concourse) at 18.00 on Wednesday.

Fog in 19th century London

Some of the sights that are sure to greet you on our Atmospheric London walk
Prize if you can spot the Wetherspoons

 

Our second walk, another of our fabled "pop ups", is a midweek daytime special on Thursday.   This time, it's Godfrey who is holding the reins and he will be leading a 16 mile walk from Staines to Ruislip Manor - the first in a two part series which will eventually take us all the way to Rickmansworth.   If find yourself in the fortunate position of not being enslaved to the nine-to-five on Thursday, and would like to go, then you can join the walk at Staines Rail Station at 10.22 on Thursday morning.   Details of part 2 of this journey will be released on the website shortly.

 

And finally, rounding off a triumphant week, on Saturday, David will be taking us over the hills and far away, from Croydon to Wokingham.   And although the "'W' word" doesn't feature in his walk description, I have a strong-ish suspicion that at least one example of LDWA London's de facto second home may be encountered somewhere along the way.   But to find out for sure if it does, you'll have to join Dave at 09.30 at East Croydon station at 09.30 on Saturday morning.

 

Right!   To avoid giving you mental indigestion, I'll stop the information download here, and wish you all the best for the forthcoming week.

Adam

 

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Atmospheric London

Wed 21st Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Old Street Underground Station central concourse.   Finish at Victoria Main Railway Station Fascinating route through London staying ‘off road’ as much as possible crossing  and re-crossing Thames
 
Contact
Ian Fairweather Telephone number 07774 246 920
 
Start
TQ327824
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Finish
TQ289789
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!!! POPUP !!! Midweek daytime: Staines to Ruislip Manor

Thu 22nd Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
16ml.
 
Start Time
10.22
 
Route
Start at Staines Rail Station ticket office (09.50 from Waterloo).   Finish at Ruislip Manor Station A walk that takes in elements of the Colne Valley Trail, the Grand Union Canal Walk, Dog Rose Ramble and Hillingdon Trail as far as Ruislip Lido. Finish at JJ Moons (Wetherspoons) opposite Ruislp Manor Station
 
General Notes
NOTES: *This is day 1 of two-day walk to Rickmansworth (day 2 TBA).   *Bring own lunch.   *Refreshment stop along the way.   *Freedom Pass holders need ticket between Feltham and Staines.   *Could be muddy in places
 
Contact
Godfrey O’Callaghan Tel: 0771 234 1677
 
Start
TQ042714
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Finish
TQ101872
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Croydon to Woldingham

Sat 24th Feb 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.30
 
Route
Start East Croydon station, finish Woldingham station Taking in Croham Heights, Purley Beeches and Old Coulsden in the morning; then Farthing Downs, Happy Valley, Chaldon Church and North Downs Way in the afternoon
 
General Notes
Lunch at Old Coulsden
 
Contact
David Williams Telephone number 07505 757557
 
Start
TQ328657
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Finish
TQ359563
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London