This week's spring saunters with London LDWA - We're on our way to Richmond and Watford


This week's spring saunters with London LDWA - We're on our way to Richmond and Watford
This week's spring saunters with London LDWA - We're on our way to Richmond and Watford

Now that all the certificates have been handed out and all the cake crumbs have been swept off the tables at the View Tube café, it's time to reveal that a great day out was had by all on the 2018 Capital Challenge. It was good to see so many smiling faces and hear the positive feedback as finishers arrived, even if some had to steel themselves for that stiff-legged walk back to Stratford after the necessary R & R. 

But now it's time to put aside past glories and look forward to this week's programme. On Wednesday Colin will be taking us around Richmond Park, with the possibility of sightings of deer on the way round  and the probability of a Wetherspoon's at the end.

On Sunday your leader will be - ahem - me. Beginning with a ceremonial walk along Wembley Way, this lovely green route is the work of the aforesaid Colin, and takes us via the B (the Beehive, that is, home of Barnet Football Club) to Vicarage Road, Watford (the stadium of Watford FC) and finishing, of course, with the final W, another Wetherspoon's.

 

Wanted - walk leaders

Marie, our Walks Secretary, says a big thank you to everyone who has so far come forward to lead a walk for the 1st September - December 31st programme. There are still some dates she is hoping to fill: 

September - 22nd/23rd

November -  17th/18th and 24th/25th

December - 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th

January 1st - Hangover Buster

Plus many midweek or evening dates too. If you have a walk to offer, you can call or text Marie on 07787532793

 

 

 

Capital Challenge start

Waiting for the first arrivals at the Finsbury Park checkpoint on the 2018 Capital Challenge

 

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Richmond Park

Wed 11th Apr 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Meet Richmond station (District Line and National Rail). Finish Kingston station (National Rail). The route will climb up through East Sheen Common into Richmond Park then pass Two Storm Wood, Roehampton Gate, the White Lodge, Pen Ponds, the Isabella Plantation and Thatched House - plus three toilets! There's a Wetherspoon's near the finish at Kingston Station. Possible sightings of deer.
 
General Notes
Colin is in recovery mode from Achilles tendonitis so the pace will be slower than usual and consequently it will probably be dark by the time we leave the park, so you may wish to take a torch.
 
Contact
Colin Saunders Tel:07768 453159
 
Start
TQ751181
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Finish
TQ182695
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3 Ws and a B (Hive)

Sun 15th Apr 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Wembley Park station (Main entrance). Finish Watford. Fryent Country Park, Roe Green Park, The Hive (home of Barnet F.C. plus a Starbucks + toilets), Canons Park, London Loop across Stanmore Common. Pub lunch Letchmore Heath. Hertfordshire Way, Grand Union Towpath, Cassiobury Park to Vicarage Road (home of Watford F.C.) and finish with a Watford Wetherspoons. Choice of 3 stations back to London.
 
General Notes
Could be muddy in places.
 
Contact
Julie Welch Tel: 07788 237300
 
Start
TQ193863
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Finish
TQ109965
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