A Braintree bash and an Alton amble - this week with London LDWA


A Braintree bash and an Alton amble - this week with London LDWA
A Braintree bash and an Alton amble - this week with London LDWA

First off, many congratulations to London Group members who finished the Hadrian 100 and commiserations to those who couldn't complete what was an exceptionally tough event with an enormous number of retirements. 

And now, from one 100 to another...

LDWA London Chair Ali Pretty has several strings to her bow, one of which is involvement in Thurrock's annual 100 festival.

The Festival began in 2015 as Thurrock 100 (10 walks of 10 miles across 10 days) and has grown into a walking, talking and making festival which now stretches from Purfleet along the Estuary to Canvey, Southend and across the Isle of Sheppey and Hoo Peninsula in Kent. 

Taking place between 6-20 July, T100 - Welcome to the Kitchen Table aims to connect diverse communities along the River Thames, sharing food and recipes as a way of starting conversations, finding out what different groups have in common and sharing an understanding of diverse cultures. For this, Ali is leading the walks as a 15-day pilgrimage which London Group's Colin Saunders has helped with on the Kent side. 

For all the details, visit http://thurrock100.com/

Meanwhile, there are two great walks on offer this week. On Thursday, Braintree to Maldon features a choice of distances (quite long or very long) and also dangles the possibility of a Wetherspoons at Maldon or Chelmsford. On Saturday, it's a 22-miler based on Alton - and please note the updated travel arrangements. Scroll down for full details.

 

Walks still wanted! Deadline tomorrow (Tuesday 28th May)

There are 3 weekend dates that Marie needs volunteers for;

 

2nd / 3rd November 

9th / 10th November 

7th / 8th December 

 

 Have you a walk you'd like to lead? Let our Walks Secretary know pronto so she can beat the dreaded Strider Group Walks programme deadline of this Tuesday May 28th!                

 

 

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Braintree to Maldon

Thu 30th May 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
17 or 9ml.
 
Start Time
10:50
 
Route
Start: Braintree station 10:50 (09:48 ex Liverpool Street) Finish: Maldon for bus to Chelmsford station or Witham station after 9 miles Following the John Ray Walk to Witham and then Blackwater Rail Trail to Maldon
 
General Notes
Suitable for those requiring a shorter route finishing at Witham. Buses from Maldon to Chelmsford every half hour. Conservative estimated time to arrive in London 18:55 Coffee stop after 4 miles, bring supplies for lunch. Possible Wetherspoons visit at Maldon or Chelmsford. No recce completed for this walk so be prepared for diversions etc
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128   07810 044299 on day
 

Alton Circular

Sat 1st Jun 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09.10
 
Route
Alton railway station Details updated from Strider: Depart London Waterloo 07.53 direct train 
 
General Notes
Lunch in Selborne - choice of pub, cafe or shop
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864
 
Start
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Finish
SU723397
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