It's flaming June, featuring gorgeous Greenwich and a completely defrosted Lea Valley Cirdular - this week with London LDWA

It's flaming June, featuring gorgeous Greenwich and a completely defrosted Lea Valley Cirdular - this week with London LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association

Who wants to stay indoors in this lovely weather? This week's walks, both led by Lonica, will be enough to tempt even the most dedicated couch potato outside. On Wednesday evening, Greenwich Park and Blackheath feature as will, I'm sure, the inevitable visit afterwards for some to one of London LDWA's favourite canteens, the Gate Clock Wetherspoon's. On Saturday it's time to head to Broxbourne for a repeat of March's wintry walk, with the Sculpture Trail included and looking a great deal less chilly.

 

Wanted - volunteers

It's time to ask members to give something back to LDWA London and help at the 22nd Founders Challenge on Saturday 13th October. That may seem a long way off but please put the date in your calendar and let Gordon Parker founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk know that you are available to help.

You can read about the event at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/London/W/5693/2018.html

For newcomers to the Founders Challenge there are a number of tasks and roles to be done at the HQ in Peaslake and at checkpoints. If you are available let Gordon know and he will explain the options.

In particular, Gordon would like some early offers of help with the catering. This is a task that is best shared between 3 or 4 people: we can order supplies online to be delivered directly to Peaslake but help is needed with menu planning as well as coordinating the team of sandwich makers, ploughman's assemblers, etc. on the day. So don't be shy, stick your hand up!

Gordon is of course also hoping to hand the event on to someone else – he's been organising it every year bar one since 2011 – and would love someone to step alongside him to see what's involved: it's not complicated and he has a flowchart!

Please don't be put off by the apparent inaccessibility of Peaslake if you don't have a car: there are frequent trains to Guildford and lifts will be arranged from there. (Yes it means an early start, but every marshal we've spoken to will confirm that it's a fun, sociable day and well worth the effort!)

Finally, the Marshals Walks (both long and shorter routes) will take place on Saturday 29th September. If you would be willing to lead one of these, please tell Gordon.

 

 

 

Twickenham last Sat

Twickenham to Trafalgar Square
Posing with the naked ladies on Alan's Saturday walk

 

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Summer evening circular

Wed 6th Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Start and finish at Cutty Sark DLR station A summer evening circular walk in and around Greenwich park and Blackheath
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864
 
Start and Finish
TQ382777
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Summer Lee Valley Circular

Sat 9th Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

EVENT DETAILS UPDATED 
Note the date of this walk has CHANGED from Sun 10 to SATURDAY 9 JUNE.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.35
 
Route
Start and finish Broxbourne station (dep Liverpool Street 08.55;3 return trains per hour) Includes 10 sculptures on the Sculpture trail
 
General Notes
Lunch at Waltham Abbey - choice of pubs and cafes. Mostly the same route as the winter walk on 11 March but will look very different
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864
 
Web Site
 
Start and Finish
TL374072
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