This week with London LDWA

This week with London LDWA
This week with London LDWA

That king of the pop-ups, Ron Williamson, is leading a walk that is a bit shorter than the usual Saturday fare but is guaranteed to be just as sweet. It's a chance to explore the secret but enchanted countryside that lies beyond the Essex commuter belt and the hell of the M25. As an Essex girl by birth and upbringing I can concur with Ron that this is a much-maligned county. Happy walking!




Registration for the 4th Capital Challenge is now open and it's already filling up fast, so best get a move on if you want to take part in London Group's brilliant event. It's a new route for 2020 and as of 19.45 yesterday evening 116 of the 200 places had already been snapped up.

Crossing the Thames from the South Bank, the 2020 route passes through six Royal Parks, starting with Victoria Tower Gardens and ending with Brompton Cemetery, and passing through Holland Park and several historic neighbourhoods along the way.  It then re-crosses the Thames to wend through the parks, wooded areas, and historically and architecturally interesting districts of Battersea, Clapham, Dulwich, and Sydenham, ending with a tour of Crystal Palace Park and a hot drink and cake to finish the day. As with the original route, this new route strikes a balance between well-known areas of the city and hidden treasures, with a few surprises thrown in. 

All queries to organiser Jean O'Reilly at, please. 




ian fairweather walk

A London LDWA Walk, 2nd November
The route featured the beautiful south beyond Croydon. Below: Apparently it rained a bit. PHOTOS Ian Fairweather, Ian Watson


ian watson  fairweather walk



South of the A12 - Pop Up

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Start: Ingatestone station (08:48 Liverpool Street) Finish: Harold Wood station A shorter walk at a moderate pace visiting an area normally explored mid week. Only 20 miles from London is Essex commuter land so what can this walk offer? Come and search for the secret, enchanted countryside that lies just beyond the M25 in this much maligned county
General Notes
Lunch at country park visitor centre after approx. 10 miles (light refreshments available)
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128


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