This week with London LDWA


This week with London LDWA
This week with London LDWA

Ideas wanted! At last week's AGM it was noted that this September sees the 25th anniversary of the founding of the LDWA London group and we want to celebrate twith a party and walk. It was also noted that 2022 would be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the LDWA. So, members, please put your best brains to coming up with ideas or events, on a theme of 50, that the London Group can organise to mark that occasion. Some other social events are being planned, too  – more details in due course. 

And now on to more immediate matters. On Tuesday Ron and the Tarmac Walkers are heading east to Chingford, Walthamstow (the nice, village-y bit), the desmesnes and messuages of Leyton, Queen Elizabeth Park and onwards to what is apparently the home of football - what can he mean? Our weekend hike is on Saturday when Gavin leads a cross-border walk involving Surrey and Sussex. Scroll down for all the details - and please take note of the changes to travel arrangements caused by a landslip on the East Grinstead line. 

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London LDWA committee news

URGENT: A volunteer is still needed for the post of London LDWA treasurer. No accountancy skills are needed as there is somebody else who can help with the book keeping aspects of the post.

Barry Arnold and Minna Graeber have been appointed our new secretaries. The AGM voted for the other committee members to remain in post.

And the big news - noting the continuing healthy state of the London group’s finances, and aware of LDWA National’s need for funds to update the web-site, the AGM agreed unanimously to transfer £2,500 of its reserves to National to help it finance the web-site development. It also agreed that the higher fees for challenge events paid by non-LDWA members should also be transferred to National for that purpose. The national chair of the LDWA has thanked warmly the London group for these initiatives as being a shining example for other groups to follow.

 

 

 

 

richmond roundabout lonica

Round about Richmond, Sunday 16th February
Chapeaux! (or should that be sou'westers?) to everyone who braved Storm Dennis on Lonica's walk

PHOTO Ian Fairweather

 

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The Tarmac Walkers go further east - mid week pop up

Tue 18th Feb 2020

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / London
 
Local Group
London
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
10:45
 
Route
Chingford station main entrance (train from London Liverpool St 10:18) Finish Stratford station at approx 17:30 A north to south linear route, featuring the borough top of Waltham Forest, two lost rivers, Walthamstow village and wetlands, and Saxon Leyton, crossing the Queen Elizabeth Park to reconnect with Fish island before paying homage once again to the home of football
 
General Notes
Largely using suburban parks, roads and of course alleys, some short sections off piste so possibly not suited to shiny fashionable trainers. Lunch at park cafe after 6.5 miles, plus afternoon tea stop. No morning coffee stop, so arrive early and use the facilities
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 Mobile: 07810 044299
 
Web Site
 

A Sussex and Surrey Semi-circle

Sat 22nd Feb 2020

 

Walk Details:

EVENT DETAILS UPDATED
Due to a landslip on the East Grinstead line the first 8 miles have had to be re-routed to start from another line, and are utilising a route only partially previously walked by the leader.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
19.5ml.
 
Start Time
09.10
 
Route
Depart Horley (train departs 08.14 St Pancras, 08.23 Blackfriars, 08.30 London Bridge, from further west get 08.25 from London Victoria/08.32 from Clapham Junction & change at East Croydont) The route explores the variable footpaths between the M23, A22 and M25 before crossing the North Downs and winding its way past Caterham to Coulsdon South Station
 
General Notes
Lunch: Godstone (pub/cafe/shop)
 
Contact
Gavin Fuller Tel: 07835 384778
Start
Finish
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London