Latest weekly update: Wednesday 22nd September 2021


Barry's Blather - This week with London LDWA

Upcoming LDWA Group Walks  We have plenty of walks in the coming weeks, and in October we have walks occurring on both Saturdays and Sundays. (please do check the walks page on the London LDWA website for updates  https://bit.ly/3hvhgvx : 

 

South Downs, Not Much of the Way Saturday 25th September 

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region / Area
Southern England / Sussex
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
21.5ml.
 
Start Time
09.45
 
Route
Hampden Park station (train departs Victoria 08.24, Clapham Junction 08.31, East Croydon 08.40)

Over the downs from the outskirts of Eastbourne to Lewes eschewing the South Downs Way as much as possible

General Notes
Please bring a picnic lunch. Break point at Glynde station (17.5 miles). Leader  Gavin Fuller  Email   gavin_fuller@hotmail.com  contact number is 07875 374778
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Evening London Walk - 10 Stories  Wednesday 29th September
 
 

Event Type
Group Walk


Region / Area
Southern England / London


Local Group
London


Distance
7ml.


Start Time
17:30


Route
Bank Station (outside of Royal Exchange)
An urban walk in London stopping for 10 Stories covering London's military history. Finish at the George pub (listed coaching inn) and home from London Bridge

General Notes
No need to pre book, just turn up on the evening


Contact Adam Pode

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London LDWA delayed 25th Anniversary Celebrations.  Saturday 9th October 

 

LDWA London Group is organising a walk to visit an oak tree that has been planted near Pitch Hill to commemorate members of the group who have passed away, such as Don Bolton, Kathy LoRaso, Sylvia Nagarkar and Ann Sayer.  There will be three options:

 

1) Short walk from Peaslake (3 miles, leader Colin Saunders).  Depart Hurtwood Inn, Peaslake approximately 12.30 (parking available nearby).

 

2) Medium walk from Gomshall (7 miles, leader Colin Saunders).  Depart Gomshall Station 11.21 (train from London Bridge 10.21, Norwood Junction 10.32, East Croydon 10.36, Purley 10.44, change Redhill 10.52/11.00). 

 

3) Long walk from Dorking (20 miles, leader Gavin Fuller).  Depart Dorking main station 09.15 (train from Waterloo 08,24, Vauxhall 08.28, Clapham Junction 08.32, Wimbledon 08.40).

 

Everyone will walk together from Peaslake to the commemorative tree and on to Surrey Group’s toposcope at the summit of Pitch Hill, then return to the Hurtwood Inn for lunch.  Pub meals must be pre-ordered by September 29th  Please let Colin know your preferences  via emailcswriter@btinternet.com.  Meals can be paid for on the day.  Menu below or at https://bit.ly/3nbmZuq 

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Menu Options

If you are unable to attend there may be a later walk from Gomshall and Peaslake to allow all to participate, please let Colin know if that applies to you. 

 

Recent LDWA London Group Walks 

A selection of photos from Ron's midweek "Wilds of Barking" walk.

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Happy Walkers 
Photo: Charlotte Minchell

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Photo: Charlotte Minchell

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Photo: Charlotte Minchell

 

A selection of photos from Jerome's magical mystery tour walk

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More Happy Walkers
Photo: Ian Watson

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Rochester Cathedral

Photo: Ian Watson

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Historic Rochester
Photo: Ian Watson

 

Some photos from Gavin's Berkshire Walk

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Top 25 Pub - Sunday Telegraph
Photo: Gavin Fuller

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Photo: Gavin Fuller

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Photo: Gavin Fuller

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Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

Property of the Week

An addition to the newsletter is to feature some of the amazing houses we pass on our walks.  This week's addition is from Gavin's Berkshire walk.  Please do share yours for future editions. 

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Chocolate Box Thatched Cottage
Photo: Gavin Fuller

 

 

Out and About

A new section to the newsletter which will feature photos from "out of area walks" from members.   This week's is a fantastic view from Pen y Ghent

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View from Pen y Ghent

Photo: -Gordon Parker

 

 

With reference to Julie's Jabber and the focus at times to a certain north London football club, it is fair to say this editor's focus in that regard lies to the west. The recent London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea aimed to be the first net zero football game. Suffice it to say the home side indeed netted zero whilst the European champions scored 3!!