The tarmac walkers go upmarket - mid week pop up walk

Tue 8th Oct 2019

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Event Details Updated
Please bring a copy of this document with you on the walk (cut & paste the link below): https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/TWA_go_upmarket_OCt19.pdf
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
14ml.
Start Time
10:45
Route
Start: Sloane Square underground station Finish: Trafalgar Square 17:30 approx.

A journey through some of the most prestigious districts of London. In the course of our wanderings we will visit Chelsea, Belgravia, Mayfair and St James

General Notes
Morning coffee break about midday and late lunch stop, Wetherspoons near finish. Please being along a print out of this document: https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/TWA_go_upmarket_OCt19.pdf
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Walk Report

The Tarmac Walkers Go Upmarket, Tuesday 8th October 2019
22 walkers, 14 miles – leader Ron Williamson
The second Tarmac Walkers meet of the season was enthusiastically anticipated by the host of members who gathered outside Sloane Square station on an overcast autumn day.
Hopefully expectations were fulfilled as we spent the day wandering through some of the wealthiest neighbourhoods of London, in our best Gore-Tex we mingled with the rich and illustrious probably creating a new fashion trend. A mid-afternoon monsoon quickly emptied the boulevards of pedestrians but clothed in this new vogue the LDWA were undeterred. until we reached the next station, that is, when half our number decided that enough was enough.
The rain soon stopped, however, and exploring Mayfair and St James added an additional interest filled four miles to our walk.
It was, therefore, left to just 10 of us to confront the eco-warriors guarding our destination of Trafalgar Square. The late afternoon sun must have calmed everyone as all was peaceful and the uniforms of the warriors far more bright and cheerful than our own.
Photograps by Ian Watson; more from Ian, Barry Arnold and Charlotte Minchell on the group Facebook page

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