A walk with a farce attached, and an exploration of Essex Profonde - this week with London LDWA

A walk with a farce attached, and an exploration of Essex Profonde - this week with London LDWA
A walk with a farce attached, and an exploration of Essex Profonde - this week with London LDWA

Let''s enjoy this great weather while it's there with the two lovely walks on offer this week. On Wednesday meet at HIgh Street Kensington at 1.30 for a chunk of the Capital Challenge route with an optional theatrical finish in HIghgate and on Saturday there's the chance to experience Essex's glorious countryside at its summer best. Scroll down for all the details. 

 

Founders Challenge Saturday 6th October 

Call for Marshals

 

Planning for this year’s edition of the London Group’s flagship challenge event is proceeding apace. In case you haven’t seen the trailed news (e.g. page 3 of the April Strider) there will be a new Start & Finish location in Guildford, two new anti-clockwise routes, a checkpoint in Peaslake and a new location for the final checkpoint in Shere. Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel remains as a stable pivot for the longer route!

We hope these changes will attract a keen field of 200 and as usual we need cheerful, welcoming, caring Marshals to make it the success that these marvellous routes deserve.

Experience is useful but lack of it is no bar to enthusiastic newcomers! There will be a wide range of roles:

  • hospitality in Guildford and at the checkpoints (serving drinks, snacks, sandwich-making and offering!)
  • applying basic smartphone skills using PACER at the same locations
  • drivers

The Guildford HQ will be open from before 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. and we need people for the whole time – but not necessarily the same people! so it’s fine if you can only join us for part of the day. If you can get yourself to Guildford (trains from Waterloo at 0615, 0645 and 4 times/hr from 0715 take less than 40 minutes) we will get you to the checkpoints, although I know some will walk to Shere and Tanners Hatch.

The Marshals Walks – both routes! – will be led on 14th September.

If you are interested, able and willing or wanting more information please get in touch with Gordon Parker at founderschallenge@ldwa.org.uk He’s looking forward to hearing from you and keen to know your travel plans and arrival time!

 

 

 

 

thurrock hundred logo

London LDWA Chair Ali Pretty has several strings to her bow, one of which is involvement in Thurrock's annual 100 festival. 

Taking place between 6-20 July, T100 - Welcome to the Kitchen Table aims to connect diverse communities along the River Thames, sharing food and recipes as a way of starting conversations, finding out what different groups have in common and sharing an understanding of diverse cultures. For this, Ali is leading the walks as a 15-day pilgrimage which London Group's Colin Saunders has helped with on the Kent side. 

You can find all the details of what's on offer at http://thurrock100.com/2019-walks/

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alton circular lonica

Alton Circular, Saturday 1st June
Lonica's walk featured donkeys, some lovely views, a dodgy stile and an unwelcome bog as well as what looks like an impromptu game of Spot The Walker (above). Photo by Gavin Fuller. More on our Facebook.

 

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A Flat Out Walk (Pop Up)

Wed 5th Jun 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
11.5ml.
 
Start Time
13.30
 
Route
Start Kensington High Street tube station. Finish: Gatehouse Theatre, Highgate. A route through some of London’s finest parks and public spaces, ending at the Gatehouse pub atop picturesque Highgate Village, with an optional visit to its upstairs 140-seat theatre for the first night of Flat Out. This farce by Jennifer Selway is set in a crumbling block of flats in South Kensington, and is a modern-day tale of adultery and mistaken identities
 
General Notes
For those needing their lunchtime fix, the nearest Wetherspoons is at Victoria Station, just four stops away on the Circle line. Almost all of the walk is on the Capital Challenge route (RD downloadable on the London Group website). There’s an option just to meet for the show, which starts at 7.30. http://www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/flat-out Tickets are £18 (£16 over-65s). The pub offers a pre-theatre dinner (booking essential). Or just bring sandwiches for a pre-theatre picnic
 
Contact
Julie Welch Tel: 07788 237300
Start
TQ256795
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Finish
TQ283875
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Essex Heartlands

Sat 8th Jun 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
22ml.
 
Start Time
09:15
 
Route
Ingatestone Station (08:48 Liverpool Street Station) Finish: Chelmsford Station Experience the Essex countryside at its best as we explore the area north of the A12
 
General Notes
Please bring adequate provisions as there are very few opportunities to purchase food on route. Wetherspoons near finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128   07810 044299 on day
 

 

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