Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA


Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA
Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

 

essex and herts six

Our friends from Essex and Herts were quick off the mark last week with their first 'rule of six' walk'
PHOTO Gill Struthers

 

 

 

Our webmaster Gavin has been busy collating the group's social walks so far, either through the entries on the walks database or, prior to that, old Striders. As far as I know, this is the first time we've had a 'league table' of social walks and leaders, and it makes interesting reading in the run-up to the restart of our walks programme. You'll notice that the most frequently-trodden areas are south of the capital, with Hampshire and Surrey dominating in the manner of Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League. Meanwhile, just as Harry Kane sits on top of the table of this season's Premier League goalscorers, Jerome Ripp heads London's Walk Leaders' Roll of Honour...

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LDWA London Walks League Table

 

Since our first walk in August 1994 we've had 1,374 social walks of varying hues, led by 130 different people, and starting from no fewer than 441 different locations, of which 191 have only ever been used once! The shortest advertised walk was 4.5 miles, the longest 62. Most popular walk lengths have been 7 miles for an evening walk (76 times) and 20 miles for a day walk (232 times).

 

The top 5 walk leaders are as follows:

 

Jerome Ripp

114

2004-2020

Ron Williamson

63

2015-2020

Lonica Vanclay

62

2004-2020

Susanne Waldschmidt

54

2004-2020

Peter Buchwald

48

2009-2019

 

Top 5 starting points (with a tie for 5th)

 

Guildford

36

1997-2019

Petersfield

27

1996-2019

Richmond

25

1995-2019

Sevenoaks

21

1999-2020

Dorking

19

1997-2020

Lewes

19

1998-2020

 

 

jerome top walk leader

Jerome, the Harry Kane of walk leaders

 

 

 

 

 

And finally...

With our programme restarting this month, all these weeks of solitary walking are coming to an end and instead of this:

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cow stuck in stile

 

 

...we'll be back together again. Happy non-solitary walking, everybody!

 

two cows by gavin

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London