2017 Hangover Buster - Monopoly Walk ('Vine St Revisited')

Sun 1st Jan 2017

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Event Details Updated
Updated 11/12/16 with lunch details and competition
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
13ml.
Start Time
11.00
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Leisurely "hangover buster" walk taking in the sights of the Monopoly Board. So if you ever had a lifelong ambition to explore the wonders of Vine Street, now is your chance

General Notes
This will be a gentle introduction to the walking New Year. Note late start and shorter distance. Lunch: Bring or buy a sandwich. To keep everyone on their toes there will be a competition. Anyone not abiding by the rules will be sent straight to jail! Although a mainly urban walk we will use parks, back-streets (including of course Vine Street) and waterways. There should also be plenty of Christmas lights. MUD FREE GUARANTEE!!! Assistance dogs only please.
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Hangover Buster - Monopoly Walk ("Vine St Revisited"), Sunday 1st January 2017
18 walkers, 13 miles - leader Susanne Waldschmidt
You have been stopped by a New Year Parade and will have to miss 10 goes
Amazingly in spite of weather 18 Monopoly enthusiasts showed up. The toilets in Marylebone Station proved a revelation. Obviously Network Rail had heard about my walk. The walk was as challenging as any in the moors. Cowboys, Indians, nomadic Arabs and scantily clad cheer-leaders (had no-one told them it sometimes rains in England) impeded our progress and we failed completely to reach Northumberland Avenue, but luckily we managed to get to Vine Street over and over again. Then the heavens opened and we arrived cold and wet at the Electricity Board where hot coffee, flashing lights and modern art revived us. It did all prove a bit too much for some but 10 stalwarts battled it out to the bitter end to commemorate the Mr Moneybags Award to Colin in The Parcel Yard of Kings Cross Station. A very enjoyable walk. Once again LDWA Camaraderie had won the day and defeated the elements.
Photographs by Sue Kahn; more by Sue on the group Facebook page

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