A pub-themed perambulation and a memorial walk for Don and Sykvia - what's on this week with london LDWA

A pub-themed perambulation and a memorial walk for Don and Sykvia - what's on this week with london LDWA
The Long Distance Walkers Association

Is there any London LDWA member who hasn't yet cottoned on to the fact that this group has - how shall we put it? - something of a Wetherspoon's habit? Well, look at the name of Neil's Wednesday evening walk and you'll get the picture. Enough said. Moving on to the weekend, many of you will remember Don Bolton and Sylvia Nagarkar with affection and on Saturday Godfrey will lead a walk in their honour round some of the places they enjoyed visiting. Scroll down for the full details.

 

Any ideas?

Every year National LDWA invite all group secretaries to attend an informal gathering to discuss group and National topics. Julie Cribb, the Local Groups' Secretary chairs the event and usually there are a number of National Committee members also in attendance. If you look in Strider, Julie has her own page of Group News.

This year's Local Groups Weekend takes place between 16-18 November, and so that all members can get the most from their walking group and also have a say in the direction that our National Committee is moving, London LDWA's committee would welcome your suggestions for topics that could be added to the agenda which would make your walking experience all the better. 

It's an ideal forum for putting out ideas and getting feedback from other groups on how they manage a particular concern or problem. If you have any thoughts and comments, send them by mid-October to london@ldwa.org.uk 

 

Last call for leaders! 

Thanks to everyone who has responded to Marie's call for leaders to fill the last few gaps in our winter walks programme. She has had offers from some gallant souls to lead a second walk if no one else can fulfil these dates but there's still time to step up with your own walk.

Dates available are:  

5th /6th Jan

9th / 10th Feb

23rd / 24th Feb

20th / 21st April

Deadline is Friday for confirmation and basic route details.

 

 

 

The People's Palaces - Crystal Palace to Alexandra Palace

Some of Gavin's excellent photos from Saturday's 24-mile traverse of the capital from south to north - you can see more of them on our Facebook. This was London and London Group at its best - a brilliant route full of interesting and attractive sights,  great company, and awesome leading by Ron! 

Below: (Top) Pictured after our heroic escape from the Maze in Crystal Palace Park; (Middle) What on earth...? Oh, it's just a windmill in the middle of Brixton; (Bottom) Primrose Hill - at 213ft, one of London's protected viewpoints

Palace Maze group

 

 

Palace Brixton Windmill

 

 

Palace Primrose Hill

 

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Wetherspoons to Wetherspoons via a Fullers

Wed 19th Sep 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
6ml.
 
Start Time
18.30
 
Route
Circular walk starting at Hammersmith Tube Station.
 
General Notes
Check LDWA London website closer to the time for more details
 
Contact
Neil Cook Tel: 07592 444891
 
Start
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Finish
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Walk in memory of Don Bolton and Sylvia Nagarkar

Sat 22nd Sep 2018

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15 or 7.5ml.
 
Start Time
9:40
 
Route
Guildford (Waterloo 09.00 arr 09.33 fast train) Circular route with lunch at Shamley Green
 
 

Guildford Castle Don Sylvia

Guildford Castle - an early point on the walk

General Notes

A walk in memory of two founder members of London group. Slower pace than normal. We will stop along the way to share memories of Sylvia and Don. Families will be present. Lunch, booked as “LDWA London Group”, The Bricklayers Arms, Tel. 01483898377 www.bricklayers.co.uk for menu. Preorder meal in advance or contact Godfrey for a place. There is also a second pub, cafe and a village green. Cheapest return train ticket from Waterloo is to Gomshall (even though you will alight at Guildford!). Buses Shamley Green/Guildford every 20 mins. Alternative meeting point: Castle grounds gardens lower end 09.50.
 
Contact
Godfrey O’Callaghan Tel: 07712 341677
 
Start
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Finish
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