Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

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


ron norfolk day trip

Nice weather this time on Ron's Norfolk day trip
PHOTO Gavin Fuller



hylands park galleywood walk

Hylands Park (I'm the one who looks as though she's defending a free kick)
PHOTO Gill Struthers


Isn't it great to have a bit of decent weather for a change? Ron's Norfolk day trip featured the sunny seaside at its best, and yours truly took a 15.6 mile stroll in the beauteous countryside around Galleywood with special guests Jill Green and Jim Catchpole, who were enjoying a week of Essex & Herts hospitality with Gill and Rob Struthers. After visiting the stately home of Hylands Park, we took in Writtle Park, Mill Green, Margaretting and Stock before returning chez Struthers for tea, which included some very exceptional cakes. 


tea with gill galleywood

That banana bread was soon snapped up! (L to R): Rob, Mick, Wayne, Jill, Julie and Jim
PHOTO Gill Struthers



London LDWA walks


Tuesday 29th June

Distance: 12 miles

Start: Bexleyheath

Details: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/E/25092/a-summer-afternoon-in-bexleyheath.html 

Walk Leader: Ron Williamson

Register by email: ronwilliamsonuk@gmail.com


Saturday 03rd July

Distance: 34 miles

Start: Berwick Station

Details: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/E/24537/midsummer-on-the-downs-challenge.html 

Walk Leader: Gavin Fuller

Register by text: 07875 384778


Saturday 03rd July

Distance: 20 miles 

Start: Witham Station

Details: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/E/25093/the-danbury-ridge.html 

Walk Leader: Ron Williamson

Register by email: ronwilliamsonuk@gmail.com

Note: This is a change to the originally advertised walk 


Saturday 17th July

Distance: 19 miles

Start: Loughton Underground

Details: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/E/25111/east-of-epping.html 

Walk Leader: Lonica Vanclay

Register by email: Lonica.vanclay@outlook.com


Saturday 31st July

Distance: 20 miles

Start: Petersfield Station 

Details: https://ldwa.org.uk/London/E/24985/sodnap-part-2.html 

Walk Leader: Rod Smith

Register by email: rix38@btinternet.com


You can register for a walk up to the day before it takes place, If you cannot make a walk you have registered on, please give the walk leader as much notice as possible so that they can allocate your space to another walker.


We are constantly updating the programme so please check the website for details of new walks or any amendments. 


If you would like to lead a walk please contact Marie at london.walks@ldwa.org.uk with the details. Shorter mid week and evening walks as well as longer weekend walks are welcome. There are 2 weekends in July that are still free if you have a walk that you can lead.



midsummer on the downs

One of the lovely views available on this Saturday's Midsummer on the Downs Challenge
PHOTO Gavin Fuller






And finally...

Believe it or not, this is exactly the same view as the one that used to greet me from my dorm window when I was banged up in the Malory Towers-type boarding school that was Felixstowe College in the late 1960s. I hope I've aged better than Peter's Ice Cream

view from ridley house




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