This week with London LDWA

This week with London LDWA
This week with London LDWA

Before we start, some essential info - unfortunately Peter Buchwald is unable, owing to injury, to lead the Dorking to Boxhill walk scheduled for this coming Saturday and it will not now go ahead UNLESS someone is able to step in. Short notice, we know, but if anyone out there can help out,  Peter will supply gpx files of the route.

In the meantime, there's always Tuesday, when Ron Williamson will be leading one of his magnificent Tarmac Walkers outings. This one starts in Blowing Bubbles country and finishes in the land of quinoa and avocado toast, and as the route hasn't been recce-d, anything could happen.

And a reminder - if you've got a walk you want to lead, please get in touch with Marie on 07787 532793.



Group activities - The Four Day Marches in the Netherlands


The Walk of The World 2020: 21-24 July 2020


A number of London LDWA members have expressed an interest in participating in this walking event which takes place each year in Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

It has grown into the largest multi-day walking event in the world. More than 42,000 participants walk for four days in Nijmegen and its surrounding countryside.

Those who have done it say it is an awe-inspiring event due to its magnitude and the unforgettable atmosphere that prevails.

All information regarding the event can be found at:

If you want to participate then registration opens on the 3rd February 2020.  The rules of the event are quite numerous which is unsurprising due to the logistical task of organising 42,000 people safely.

We are not going to attempt a group booking as this restricts us to staying in a formal group to walk.  If you want to have a go then please register. When we know how many of us have places we can then maybe organise car sharing or travelling over together, and walking together if possible, meeting up in the evening etc

The preferred option for a first attempt seems to be the 40km a day route which over the four days amounts to 161km.  It is at the end of July so could be hot!

Please email me  if you need further information or to let me know you have successfully registered. Then we can start up either a Facebook group or similar to exchange views and to plan the trip over, to meet up etc. 

Ian Fairweather

London Committee Social Secretary


Four days marches nijmegen






A London Walkabout ian

A London Walkabout, 18th January

PHOTO Ian Watson



The Tarmac Walkers go east - mid week pop up!

Tue 28th Jan 2020


Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
Start Time
West Ham Station (meet inside station by information boards for C2C) Finish: Tower Hill underground station 50 Shades of the East. Visiting parts of Bow, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton. This route has not been recc’ed so expect unplanned deviations and diversions
General Notes
Bring a packed lunch and please note there are no toilet facilities at West Ham or for the first two miles of the walk
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 M: 07810 044299
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