Say hello to spring with London LDWA - Streatham to Wimbledon and the best of Kent!


Say hello to spring with London LDWA - Streatham to Wimbledon and the best of Kent!
Say hello to spring with London LDWA - Streatham to Wimbledon and the best of Kent!

The clocks have gone back and it's officially spring - apparently. Well, at least it's stopped snowing, for now, and whatever this week's weather fronts have in store, two great walks will tempt you outdoors. Wednesday features Peter's pre-prandial yomp from Streatham Common via the Capital Ring and Wandle Way, with two pubs to choose from at the finish in South Wimbledon. And on Easter Saturday Keith's 18-miler takes us from Edenbridge to Tonbridge through some of the loveliest parts of the Kent countryside.

 

Capital Challenge arctic

The Capital Challenge Marshals' Walk (Arctic version)
Conditions were indeed slightly Challenging in the Capital last Sunday when eight marshals-to-be set out from Sir Larry's statue outside the BFI.  

 

And here's the start of the non-Arctic version walked out by five more marshals six days later. At least it didn't snow this time!

 

Capital Challend second photo

 

 

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Streatham Common to South Wimbledon

Wed 28th Mar 2018

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.31
 
Route
Meet Streatham Common station (Victoria 18.13). Finish at either The Sultan or The Trafalgar pubs near South Wimbledon, from where frequent buses to Wimbledon or Northern Line tube; Walk along the Capital Ring and the Wandle Way
 
Contact
Peter Buchwald Tel: 07983 577101
 
Start
TQ297705
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Finish
TQ257700
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Edenbridge to Tonbridge

Sat 31st Mar 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.46
 
Route
Meet Edenbridge Station 09:46 (London Bridge 09:08, East Croydon 09:23). Return from Tonbridge station Ascending from the Eden Valley and passing through lovely Kent countryside with aspiring views we undulate our way up Crockenhill, Mariner's Hill Chartwell Toy Hill and Ide Hill (lunch 9 miles). After lunch we descend to the Medway Valley past Bough Beech Reservoir and Leigh (refreshment stop 15 miles)
 
General Notes
There is a good Community cafe/shop and picnic areas at Ide Hill. The Fleur de Lys PH is the refreshment stop in Leigh
 
Contact
Keith Lane Tel: 07843 020525
 
Start
TQ445465
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Finish
TQ587460
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