London belongs to us - this week with London LDWA

London belongs to us - this week with London LDWA
London belongs to us - this week with London LDWA

This week sees us rolling up our sleeves and clearing the decks for one of the best challenge events in the LDWA calendar. Our Capital Challenge is only three years old but already it has created such a buzz that walkers - and runners - from all parts of the country want to give it a go. Those of us who were lucky enough to sample it on the Marshals Walk can confirm that the route is as interesting and entertaining as ever (though watch out for the short but very slippery section alongside the New River, just after Checkpoint 3). We hope every entrant has a great day and we look forward to greeting you at the View Tube finish.  


gipping river path

Gipping Valley River Path, 26th March
A sunny day for Pete's Tuesday pop-up walk from Ipswich to Stowmarket. 


billingshurst circular one

Billingshurst Circular, 30th March
Above and below: Lonica's Saturday hike in Sussex. There are more of Gavin's excellent photos from both walks on our Facebook.


billingshurst circular two




2019 Capital Challenge

Sat 6th Apr 2019


Event Details:

EVENT DETAILS UPDATED - event description now available in full
Event Type
Challenge Event
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
Start Time
This is the third year of the Capital Challenge, a 28 mile linear hike, incorporating 1,100ft of ascent, taking in London’s finest parks and architecture The walk sets off from St John's Church, Waterloo Road (opposite the IMAX cinema), and finishes near the Olympic Park in Stratford.
General Notes
This challenge event takes in London's finest parks and architecture. Celebrating the best of London's green spaces, the route uses almost completely mud-free paths through public parks, over fine town squares and beside waterways. There are 4 checkpoints, of which 2 have simple refreshments, and also cafes at the start & finish, with public transport close to hand and in general. In addition, the route passes a wide variety of shops and cafes along much of its length. Entries are now closed for this year's event, but you can read about last year's event at:
Jean O’Reilly Tel: 07766 622702
View on StreetMap
View on StreetMap



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