London LDWA proudly presents - the 2018 Capital Challenge and The Curious Case of the Vanishing Pubs!!!


London LDWA proudly presents - the 2018 Capital Challenge and The Curious Case of the Vanishing Pubs!!!
London LDWA proudly presents - the 2018 Capital Challenge and The Curious Case of the Vanishing Pubs!!!

 

The marshals' walks have been walked, the cakes are about to be baked, and London LDWA is raring to go. Yes, it's the big event, the 2018 Capital Challenge, coming up this Saturday, and if it's the first time you've trodden this route then you've got a treat coming - it's marvellous.

 

Capital Challenge horses

The Bathurst Mews Riding Stables
Turn right into Bathurst Mews for one of the many captivating sights on the Capital Challenge. 

Below: The Capital at dusk (thanks to Emma Maccormick for the photos)

Caital Challenge journey's end

 

No other walks are scheduled this week, which leaves plenty of room to mull over last week's, and The Curious Case of the Vanishing Pubs.

Walkers on Godfrey's 7-mile midweek evening yomp from Hampstead to Wetherspoon's were in for a shock at the finish. It was no longer a Wetherspoon's. The prospect of a tastebud-tingling curry gave way to the heartburn of disappointment. In Godfrey's own words, 'The leader had become a sad victim of too much dependence on Google information.' A similar fate awaited walkers on Jerome's Sevenoaks Circular at the weekend; the expected watering-hole at Romney Street, although on the new map, was no more! Fortunately, the Bell Inn a little further along the route was alive and well, and open for much-needed refreshment.

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2018 Capital Challenge

Sat 7th Apr 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Challenge Event
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
28ml.
 
General Notes
Some general highlights: •A 28 mile hike through London's finest parks and architecture •Starts on the South Bank, under Waterloo bridge •Finishes near the Olympic Park in Stratford •You can read about last year's event at: https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/M/760/capital-chal.html •Details are available on SI Entries •Entry Limit 200 •
 
Contact
Gordon Parker Tel: 07891 196930
 
Start
TQ308803
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Finish
TQ379837
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London