Spring forward with a hike over Hampstead Heath and a sashay from Sevenoaks!


Spring forward with a hike over Hampstead Heath and a sashay from Sevenoaks!
Spring forward with a hike over Hampstead Heath and a sashay from Sevenoaks!

Dear all,

Some of us may be opening our street doors today with one question foremost on our lips - 'Is winter over yet?' Well, whether or not the baby beast from the East has moved on, we have two great walks to defrost the toes and herald in British Summer Time (yes, really).

On Thursday evening Godfrey will be leading the charge via a - hopefully - blossom-decked Hampstead Heath and Parkland Walk to a welcome Wetherspoon's, and on Saturday Jerome has a splendid Sevenoaks circular in store for us. Just one point - as you will see from the Event Details below, this is a complete replacement of the walk originally planned.

But first - some dates for your diaries.

 

 

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS!!

 

Lake District Week - Friday 14th September to Friday 21st September

Join Paul Lawrence and Godfrey O’Callaghan in a shared activity week in the Eskdale western area of the Lake District. Accommodation with own room in self-catering house. Main rail links close by. Catering done on a shared basis. In addition to Paul and Godfrey there are three places are available to London Group members. Please note the week will not be covered under the group insurance and anyone joining the party is responsible for themselves. 

 

Please contact Godfrey gdocallaghan@gmail.com as soon as possible if you are interested and he will send more details. Payment will be requested in full at the time of booking and no refunds will be possible. The week will, weather permitting take in main Lake District summits. If you are not familiar with preparation, terrain, conditions or required equipment please read  http://www.mountainsafe.co.uk/site/en/advic before putting your name forward.

 

  

The Founder's Challenge

 This year's Founders Challenge will be held on Saturday 13th October with the Marshals' Walk on Saturday 29th September. Full details at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/5693/2018.html

Excited? Entries open on1st May at http://bit.ly/2ItKPue . There's also a page for online entries at https://www.sientries.co.uk/admin/events/view_event.php?event_id=4531

 

Gordon'sBroxbournewalk

Here's one we made earlier - a good time being had by all on the 2017 Founders Challenge

 

 

 

 

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Hampstead to Wetherspoons

Thu 22nd Mar 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6.5ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Start Hampstead station; finish at Finsbury Park Stn Well trodden paths over Hampstead Heath and Parkland Walk in search of spring blossom in North London. Ending - well, where else?
 
Contact
Godfrey O'Callaghan Tel; 07712 341677
 
Start
TQ263857
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Finish
TQ313867
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!!! WALK COMPLETELY REARRANGED!!! Sevenoaks REPLACES Inkpen

Sat 24th Mar 2018

 

Event Details:

EVENT DETAILS UPDATED The "Inkpen" route advertised in Strider has had to be completely rearranged because of travel and pub problems on the original walk. The walk details shown here are for the NEW WALK AND COMPLETELY REPLACE those shown in Strider
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
08.49
 
Route
Start and finish Sevenoaks station (London Bridge 8.22) Circular 20 mile walk from Sevenoaks station, exploring Darent valley and wooded hillsides around the North Downs
 
General Notes
Lunch at the Crown Inn Shoreham or picnic by the river
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470 196890
 
Start and Finish
TQ523554
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London