I don't know about you but when I set out yesterday for a little trot to Bromley and back to try out my sparklingly new trainers conditions were pleasantly mild and the sky, while overcast, looked as though  it was merely twiddling its thumbs before it showed us a bit more sun. When I was nearly halfway there were a few spots of rain which were bound to dry up, and anyway I'd packed a wet weather jacket just in case. So I pressed on. Well, if you were anywhere near south and east London you know what happened next - a massive deluge with splendid light and sound effects provided by a thunderstorm of epic proportions. I might as well have taken a stroll through a swimming pool, and every time I thought I couldn't get any wetter, a vehicle would whoosh past and treat me with another shower.

After a night huddled close to the central heating boiler, thejacket and trainers still haven't dried out. 


pudding mill land dlr

Just another Sunday afternoon at Pudding Mill Lane dlr station - or maybe it should be renamed Puddling Mill


Meanwhile, in the Lake District where it ALWAYS rains, some London LDWA-ers have just enjoyed a week in an unusually hot and sunny Lake District, organised by Ron Williamson and packing in a mixed range of walks including between 3 and 25 Wainwrights.


lake district group shot

PHOTOS Gavin Fuller



lake district lake shot




LDWA London picnic and get-together


 Hi!  We are holding a little picnic get together for members of London LDWA on the evening of 11th August in Regent’s Park starting at 19:30 (northeast corner of the park close to the public toilets marked on Google).  Everyone is welcome.  Please bring some food and a drink with you.  It’s still best if we don’t share such items.  

I am assured by the park authorities that the public toilets will be open until 20.00.  

We have an option to move onto a nearby pub at 20:30 (The Engineer - https://www.theengineerprimrosehill.co.uk/) .  It has quite a large canal side garden.  I would be grateful if you would let me know if you would like to go on to the pub so that I have an idea of numbers and can make a booking.  london@ldwa.org.uk  will reach me.  

For those who also want to make a bit of a social walk of it, we have two short walks lined up for that evening, both starting at 17:30. These will be led respectively by Gavin and Ali to the meeting point. More details will be released soon about the start locations. 

If any leaders would like to host an earlier /longer walk on the day, then please let Marie know and we can add it to the programme. london.walks@ldwa.org.uk

We, your committee, look forward to seeing you there and we hope this weather holds out!   

Minna, on behalf of the whole committee 




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