A veritable and varied cornucopia of walks! (Greenwich in the gloaming, a Rickmansworth pop-up AND a Marshals' Walk!)


A veritable and varied cornucopia of walks! (Greenwich in the gloaming, a Rickmansworth pop-up AND a Marshals' Walk!)
A veritable and varied cornucopia of walks! (Greenwich in the gloaming, a Rickmansworth pop-up AND a Marshals' Walk!)

Dear all,

 

First things first. Many thanks to Adam, my predecessor, for keeping us informed and entertained via this Newsletter for the last three and a half years. He will be a hard act to follow, but (rolls up sleeves, puts on tin hat) here we go.

This week features a veritable and varied cornucopia of walks, starting with Tuesday and  the resurrection of Godfrey's pop-up walk. This had to be called off because of the Great Freeze and subsequent disruption of trains at the start of this month but, with the forecast promising mild weather all this week, what could be better than a brisk yomp starting in mid-morning from Northwood Hills station to Rickmansworth, featuring the Hillingdon Trail, the Grand Union Canal and lakes, plus a Wetherspoon's finale.

Which takes us to Thursday and our second walk this week, when Lonica will lead us roaming round the Greenwich gloaming. Join her at 18.00 at Cutty Sark DLR station, conveniently placed for post-walk refreshment at the nearby Wetherspoon's.

Finally, Saturday brings the Marshals Walk (for Event Marshals only) for London Group's stupendous Capital Challenge. I can only say that if you've never done this route before, it's packed with interesting sights both familiar and unfamiliar and you will enjoy all 27 miles of it immensely.

 

 

Easter eggs in grass

Croydon to Woldingham

23 walkers turned up on Saturday 2fth February to help Dave celebrate his 54th birthday (he's obviously a popular chap) and enjoy 18 miles of a death-defying descent, some spectacular tumbles, plenty of culture (allegedly the leader's speciality...) and - to cap it all - a daylight finish!

 

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!!! POPUP !!! RESCHEDULED from 1/3 N'wood Hills- Rick'worth

Tue 13th Mar 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
11ml.
 
Start Time
10.25
 
Route
Meet Northwood Hills station ticket office (Met. line). Watford or Amersham train from Aldgate Station 09.39, Baker Street 09.50 arr. Northwood Hills Station 10.25,. Finish Rickmansworth The walk follows the Hillingdon Trail and then the Grand Union Canal and lakes as far as Rickmansworth
 
General Notes
NOTES: * This is day 2 of two-day walk to Rickmansworth (day 1 on 22 Feb). * Could be muddy in places. * Bring own lunch or alternatively snacks and late lunch at finish. * Finish at Pennsylvanian (Wetherspoons)
 
Contact
Godfrey O’Callaghan Tel: 0771 234 1677
Start
TQ102902
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Finish
TQ057946
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Greenwich Circular 

Thu 15th Mar 2018 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Start and finish at Cutty Sark DLR station A six mile circular walk around Greenwich
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864
 
Web Site
http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London
 
Start and Finish
TQ382777
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Capital Challenge Marshals - ONLY FOR EVENT MARSHALS

Sun 18th Mar 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
NOTE: This walk is ONLY open to people who are marshalling at the Capital challenge event on 7 April 2018
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
27ml.
 
Start Time
08.30
 
Route
Meet BFI South Bank (under Waterloo Bridge) at the Riverside entrance (currently closed for refurbishment) Follows the route of the second Capital Challenge event, being held on Sat 7 April
 
General Notes
We'll stop for coffee at Paddington Station after 4 miles. Lunch will be at a cafe but please bring sandwiches to save time: it's a long walk and we will still be on GMT. Bring a torch! The end will be at or near the View Tube cafe but that will be closed; hipster and shopper options are available nearby. See also https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/5265/2018.html
 
Contact
Gordon Parker Tel: 07891196930
 
Start
TQ308803
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Finish
TQ379836
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London