Gipping Valley, Billingshurst and a South London mega-tour - this week with London LDWA

Gipping Valley, Billingshurst and a South London mega-tour - this week with London LDWA
Gipping Valley, Billingshurst and a South London mega-tour - this week with London LDWA

We're spoilt for choice this week, with Pete's Tuesday expedition along the Gipping Valley River Path and a full fixture list at the weekend On Saturday Lonica leads a circular hike based on Billingshurst that includes the tempting-sounding prospect of lunch at the RSPB cafe at Pulborough Brooks, and on Sunday Jerome is offering a pop-up mega-tour of South London conflating various evening summer walks past. Scroll down for all the details.

 

 

Dick Bowman

Those of you who enjoyed his company on walks will be sad to learn that Dick passed away a few months ago.  Rosalind, his widow, writes: 'He really enjoyed joining all the regulars on the weekly walks and occasionally leading them and in recent years walking was very much part of his life, but as you are probably aware his health had been deteriorating over the past year or so and he was disappointed to no longer be able to be part of the group.'

Many of our regular walkers will remember Dick with affection as a good walking companion and an excellent leader, a real character who was fun to be with and always thought provoking. He led some memorable adventures and will be sadly missed. 

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wycombe wanderers two

Why Wycombe is High, Saturday 23rd March
Above and below: The Wycombe Wanderers. Photos by Gavin Fuller

 

wycombe wanderers one

 

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Gipping Valley River Path - Pop Up!

Tue 26th Mar 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
10:00
 
Route
Start: Stowmarket Station (08.30 from Liverpool St gets in 09.55). Finish: Ipswich Station (17.09 to Liverpool St) A walk (mainly) along the old navigation that linked Stowmarket to the docks at Ipswich, passing many old locks (some restored) as well as picturesque water mills. Home to herons, kingfishers and otters
 
General Notes
Lunch at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
 
Contact
Pete Colley Telephone number in Strider
 

 

Billingshurst Circular

Sat 30th Mar 2019

 

Event Details:

EVENT DETAILS UPDATED - please note new start time
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.24
 
Route
Billingshurst railway station (dep London Victoria 8.16) South east from Billingshurst to Pulborough through fields, woods and vineyards including a stretch on the West Sussex Literary Trail then across to the west of the river and back through fields, woods and river banks
 
General Notes
Lunch at the RSPB cafe at Pulborough Brooks
 
Contact
Lonica Vanclay Tel: 07835 102864
 
Start
TQ088251
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Finish
TQ088251
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South London Mega Tour - Pop Up!

Sun 31st Mar 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
9:00
 
Route
Linear walk from Clapham Junction station. (Many trains from Victoria or Waterloo - 10 minutes) The route is a joined up version of several previous summer evening walks via Mitcham, Morden, Chessington, Ashtead common, Claygate and finishing at Kingston
 
General Notes
Lots of cafes/pubs en route for breaks as required. Never far from public transport if anyone wants to stop early. Meet at the main entrance which is the south side on St. John's hill
 
Contact
Jerome Ripp Tel: 07470 196890

 

Web Site
 
Start
TQ273754
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Finish
TQ183696
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London