Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

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



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Above and below: London Group's first ever walk from Holmwood station, a 20-mile round trip led by Gavin with, apparently, a fine selection of stiles
PHOTOS Gavin Fuller


another gavin walk twoEaster eggs in grass




2021 Founder's Challenge 

From July 3 onwards, you will be able to walk the Founders Challenge as an Anytime, with a choice of 19 and 30 mile routes starting from St Catherine's Lock, (River Wey), Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LN. P&R Car park (GU3 1LP) open 07:30-19:30 Mon-Sat only; 5 mins walk to start.

This is STRICTLY LDWA MEMBERS ONLY and entry has to be via SiEntries. It's subject to Covid-19 and government rules, there's no limit to the number of entrands but with a maximum of six people walking together. Downloadable GPX files, route description, additional information and Covid-19 rules supplied. E-certificate for the Founders Challenge, plus a double Town and Country E-certificate if you also complete this year's Capital Challenge. IMPORTANT: CHECK LDWA NATIONAL AND LONDON LDWA WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ANY UPDATES BEFORE HEADING OUT.

Contact Chris Blackwell chris.founders.challenge@gmail.com

Full details here: 

London LDWA - Covid Founders Challenge 3 July - 3 October 2021 'ANYTIME'


.Reminder: The Capital Challenge has also gone live on the website and is running from June 1 to  Aug 1.    





Beach of Dreams - more walk leaders and First Aiders still needed

Organisers are looking for extra walk leaders and First Aiders for Beach of Dreams, which starts on 10 July at Walton on the Naze and finishes in Tilbury on 1 August.

The event is unaffected by the continuing restrictions. The 500 silk banners are completed and 351 people have signed up for an individual mile. A form will be issued to each such volunteer which will list names of those participating on that mile, headed by the volunteer’s name. The total participants on each mile is capped at 30.  Undertakings as to ensuring road safety, covid compliance etc. also have to be signed.  The form is known as a Green Pass and has been devised by another walking organisation.

A booking form will also be sent out to potential participants. The Beach of Dreams website states where the event will be taking place each day and encourages people to sign up.  A ‘donate button’ can also be found on the website.






Save the date - London LDWA Summer Social


It's happening - our Summer Social is scheduled for Wednesday August 11. Join us for a picnic party and a walk of six miles starting at 6.00 and arriving at 8.00. The plan is for four leaders to lead four groups from the four points of the compass to meet at a venue to be confirmed. Bring your own drink and comestibles, More details as they come in.







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Essex and Herts Group's walk from Terling to Great Waltham involved negotiating past 64 tractors raising money for E & H Air Ambulance
PHOTO Gill Struthers



And finally...


Seen in passing: sheep listening to a talk



sheep committee meeting




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