From the Boat Race to Bolan, and a lot of bridges that hopefully won't be too far - this week's walking with London LDWA

From the Boat Race to Bolan, and a lot of bridges that hopefully won't be too far - this week's walking with London LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association

It's the week of the summer solstice, and this week's walks are just the thing to help you celebrate it in style. On Thursday Gail and John will be leading a fabulous sounding expedition that starts and finishes at Putney Bridge station, chases the route of the Boat Race and manages to pack in all manner of interesting sights and sites including the shrine to 1970s rock legend Marc Bolan. On Saturday set your alarms early and head for North Greenwich station if you want to take part in our MIdsummer Challenge and find out how far you can walk between sunrise and sunset. Last year we managed to reach Weybridge - can anyone beat that this time around? For those who prefer a little longer in bed, there's an option this year to join us at breakfast time at the Lord Moon in the Mall, Whitehall, where we will be arriving around 8.00. And then, if you just fancy the 'normal' 20-mile day, you can leave us at Kingston.

Note: please can anyone joining at the Lord Moon text me or email (contact details below) so we know to look out for you.

 

 

News!

A heads up for next spring: on Saturday, 6 April 2019, the Capital Challenge will return for a third year to celebrate the city where the London Group is based. This urban walk starts on the South Bank under Waterloo Bridge and finishes at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Registration will open in early November. More information (including fees) will appear in later newsletters and on the London LDWA website and Facebook page.

 

 

 

the gainsborough line

The Gainsborough Line
In the words of whoever wrote the clever caption to this photo from Ron's walk on Saturday: "A pop-up? More like a lie-down."

 

the lonica line

The Thames Path at Greenwich
From Lonica's recent midweek Summer Evening Circular. Paul snapped this photo at sunset, but if you're doing the Midsummer Challenge this Saturday you'll see it at the other end of the day!

 

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Exploring Barnes Village and its environs

Thu 21st Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7.5ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Start and finish at Putney Bridge Underground Station Walk the route of the Boat Race from the Barnes side and then explore Barnes Village and its open spaces. We follow the Barnes Trail with its attractive Oar waymarks. We return to Putney via the shrine to Marc Bolan marking the spot where he died in a car accident
 
General Notes
We conclude with refreshments in the (quite upmarket) Wetherspoon in Putney
 
Contact
Gail and John Elrick Tel:020 8979 7512
 
Start and Finish
TQ182695
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Midsummer 'Challenge': Sunrise to Sunset along Thames Path

Sat 23rd Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
42ml.
 
Start Time
04.35
 
Route
Meet North Greenwich Station (all-night service on Jubilee Line) Follow Thames Path upstream as far as we can get by sunset (21.22) – probably Weybridge but earlier drop-outs available near stations
 
General Notes
Several leisurely refreshment breaks. Advance booking ESSENTIAL (email to walk leader, juliewelch@btinternet.com who can also provide additional information). Can’t face such an early start? You can join in the walk at 8.00 for breakfast at the Lord Moon in the Mall, Whitehall. Certificates for all participants.
 
Leader
Julie Welch Tel: 07788 237300  Email juliewelch@btinternet.com
 
Start
TQ391798
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Finish
TQ074636
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the gainsborough line

(Above and below) On the Thames Path - two of the interesting sights to be seen on this Saturday's Midsummer Challenge

 

the gainsborough line