The joy of Essex (and Kent) - this week's walking with London LDWA

The joy of Essex (and Kent) - this week's walking with London LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association

This week features two counties guaranteed to be at their best at this time of year. The king of the pop-up walk, Ron Williamson, has come through again with a 15-miler on Wednesday designed to show you the delights of the Essex countryside between Harold Wood and Billericay. On Saturday Dave S.'s 18-mile hike is a circular starting and finishing at Wadhurst in Kent, passing through a deer farm and with glorious Bewl Water one of the features. Scroll down to the end of this Newsletter for all the practical details.

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A message from East Lancs LDWA 

In September 2017 the East Lancs Group ran the inaugural Red Rose 50 Challenge Event. The majority of feedback received after the event was encouraging with 63% of entrants saying they would repeat the event and another 17% a maybe.

We have made changes to the route which allows the final checkpoint to be indoor, significant improvements to the route  description and the showering facilities at the finish have been upgraded.

The event is scheduled for 15/16th September 2018 but to date there are fewer than 50 entrants. In order for this event to remain in the LDWA calendar please can any London Group members who are thinking of entering to do so ASAP and definitely before 5th August to ensure that this event goes ahead.

 

 

 

Midsummer Challenge sunrise

The Midsummer Challenge
On the Thames Path just after sunrise - when water bottles were still full and feet unblistered!

 

Midsummer Challenge sunset

The Midsummer Challenge... a lot of miles later
On the Thames Path at Walton, at the other end of the day, with only a few miles to go. The ice cream vans had done good business by then! Congratulations to everyone who finished our sunrise to sunset challenge, reaching Weybridge Station at 42 miles - with the sun still good to go for another hour at least.

 

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Pop Up! Between the A12 and A127

Wed 27th Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
10.30
 
Route
Start Harold Wood Station : Finish Billericay Station Part two of a journey of discovery that began last October, in the Essex countryside that lies between two of the busiest thoroughfares. Commencing just inside Greater London we travel eastwards towards Billericay with a break for lunch at 6 miles and hopefully time for light refreshments at mile 12
 
General Notes
Another fantastic pop up walk by Ron!
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 07810 044299
 
Start
TQ547905
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Finish
TQ674949
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It will be a Deer day!

Sat 30th Jun 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.45
 
Route
Start and finish at Wadhurst Railway Station. Direct trains to Wadhurst from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge (Hastings Train). Times to be advised on National Rail website nearer time A lovely circular route from Wadhurst passing through a deer farm and skirting Burwash weald and back via Bewl water, Mainly flat with no "big" hills of any note but it is a little undulating through the weald
 
General Notes
Well behaved dogs welcome
 
Contact
Dave Strachan Tel: 07725 083712
 
Start and Finish
TQ621330
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