South London history and Hurst Green in the heatwave - this week's walking with London LDWA

South London history and Hurst Green in the heatwave - this week's walking with London LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association

Don't put the sunscreen away yet - this glorious heatwave is scheduled to last all week, and we've got just the walks for you to make the most of it. On Wednesday evening, Jerome leads a historical mystery tour south of the river, starting at Raynes Park and finishing one stop down the line at New Malden. Peter's 18-mile hike on Saturday is Surrey-based and its name, Hurst Green to East Grinstead, is self-explanatory. Scroll down to find out the details of both.

 

And now for something slightly different...

On Thursday 12th July London LDWA members Ali Pretty and Colin Saunders will be leading a joint 5 or 11-mile walk at the Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018, with the theme of Pub Grub  It starts at a café in Benfleet at 10.30 with the promise of Tottenham Cake and culminates with lunch at the Oysterfleet Hotel on Canvey Island. It's free, and you can book on www.thurrock100.com/2018-walks .

 

 

 

Midsummer Challenge Greenwich

 

From last weekend's Midsummer Challenge, Sunrise to Sunset along the Thames Path

Photos by Gavin Fuller

Above: Early morning on the Thames Path, taken from the Royal Naval College, Greenwich

 

Below: How the other half live - a 'copter landing at Battersea heliport

Midsummer Challenge heliport

 

 

Midsummer Challenge Sunbury

Above: Evening sunshine on the Thames Path looking upstream at Sunbury

 

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South London mystery and history

Wed 4th Jul 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.00
 
Route
Meet Raynes Park station; finish one stop down the line at New Malden (regular trains to/from Waterloo) A linear walk exploring some of the less well known historical treasures of south west London
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470 196890
 
Start
TQ232693
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Finish
TQ215687
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Hurst Green to East Grinstead

Sat 7th Jul 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09.34
 
Route
Meet at Hurst Green Station (Victoria 08:53; Clapham Junction 08:59), finish East Grinstead station A linear walk of about
18 miles
 
General Notes
Lunch probably at Wire Mill Lake
 
Contact
Peter Buchwald Tel: 07983 577101
 
Start
TQ399513
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Finish
TQ388382
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