A midweek Wimbledon womble and a Saturday stride in the Stour Valley - enjoy the best of spring with London LDWA!


A midweek Wimbledon womble and a Saturday stride in the Stour Valley - enjoy the best of spring with London LDWA!
A midweek Wimbledon womble and a Saturday stride in the Stour Valley - enjoy the best of spring with London LDWA!

The month of May is almost always a time when you can see England's green spaces and countryside at its best, and this week's walks provide a perfect opportunity. First up is Ron's midweek daytime on Wednesday, when he will be leading us  through the blossom-decked parks and demesnes between Wimbledon and Kingston. Saturday's jaunt has Ron in charge of proceedings once again and offers the chance to see how both Essex and Suffolk are looking in the spring sunshine.  

 

Situations Vacant

Could you be the new coordinator of the Founders Challenge?

 

IMAGINE making 200 people very tired and happy on an autumn day in Surrey. London LDWA needs someone to take on the coordination of its Founders Challenge event in 2019. Gordon Parker has taken a leading role in this event since 2011 and wants to stand down after this year's event on 13th October.

The Founders Challenge is a key event maintaining the LDWA's traditional link to its origins in the Surrey Hills. There's a strong group of supporters who regularly help out so this really is a coordinating role but permissions have to be sought, marshals placed, transport from trains organised and the event managed on the day.

If you are interested in taking on this task you can shadow Gordon this year. He will be starting the next steps in late May. To find out more, please contact him at gordonparker46@gmail.com.

 

 Founders Challenge 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Zoltan Capital Challenge

Capital Challenge 2018
This and the scene below are just two of the brilliant photos taken by Zoltan Fodor on last month's Capital Challenge. Runner Zoltan was the first to finish, but considerately stopped for a beer so he didn't arrive ahead of checkpoint opening times. A perfect entrant! You can view the whole gallery at  https://photos.app.goo.gl/JPz5XIy95z9w8a8h1

 

Zoltan Capital Challenge

 

 

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A Wednesday Womble (MIDWEEK DAYTIME)

Wed 9th May 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Mileage changed to 13 miles. Start / Finish locations remain the same.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
13ml.
 
Start Time
11.15
 
Route
Start Wimbledon Park station (District line); finish Kingston station 18:30. An afternoon stroll through West London in Springtime at a slower than normal pace with more frequent stops. Via: Wimbledon Park, The Buddhapadipa Temple grounds, Wimbledon Windmill, Richmond Park, Ham House and Teddington Lock.
 
General Notes
Time to view Isabella Plantation’s azaleas in bloom. Bring refreshments for picnic stop at 6 miles. Tea stop at “The Anglers” Teddington Lock and dinner at the King’s Tun near to finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128
 
Start
TQ252721
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Finish
TQ182695
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The Gainsborough Line

Sat 12th May 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.13
 
Route
Start: Bures station (Liverpool Street 08.02; Change at Marks Tey). Finish: Sudbury station (Hourly service to Liverpool St change at Marks Tey). Buy return to Sudbury A circular walk East of Bures then a linear walk following the Stour Valley Path to Sudbury
 
General Notes
Opportunity for those wanting a shorter walk to return from Bures at 12 miles. Bring own food and water, only one opportunity on route to purchase refreshments
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 
 
Start
TL903339
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Finish
TL877410
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London