New River, the Chilterns and between the saints - this week with London LDWA

New River, the Chilterns and between the saints - this week with London LDWA
New River, the Chilterns and between the saints - this week with London LDWA

An interestingly mixed selection this week, with  a short jaunt from HIghgate to Clerkenwell (and Wetherspoon's) on Tuesday evening, the customary Saturday hike (this time it's the Chilterns), and - sandwiched between the two, on Wednesday through to Friday - St.Paul's to St. Albans, or entre deux saints, maybe. Happy walking!

 

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new river clissold park

New River in Clissold Park
A preview of one of the places to be visited in Peter's Destination New River walk -  details below (and a reminder - it's on Tuesday 18th, NOT Monday 17th as given out in Strider)

 

Destination New River

Tue 18th Jun 2019

 
Event Details: 

Event Type

Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
7ml.
 
Start Time
18:00
 
Route
Start: Highgate tube. Finish: Angel tube Down the old railway line from Highgate to Finsbury Park, then following the final stages of the New River into Clerkenwell. Wetherspoons at finish
 
General Notes
Assistance dogs only
 
Contact
Peter Aylmer Tel: 01279 734983 Mobile (on day only) 07884 235784
 
 

St Paul’s Cathedral to St Albans - 5 Stages

Wed 19th - Fri 21st Jun 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
Distance
9.3, 7.3, 7.5, 4.3 or 7ml.
 
Route
Stage 1: 19th June, 14.00, 9.3 miles. St Paul’s Cathedral to Hampstead Heath. Stage 2: 20th June, 10.30, 7.3 miles. Hampstead Heath Station to Woodside Park Station. Stage 3: 20th June 14.30, 7.5 miles. Woodside Park Station to Elstree Station. Stage 4: 21st June, 10.00, 4.3 miles Elstree Station to Radlett Station. Stage 5: Friday 21st June, 13.00, 7 miles Radlett Station to St Albans Abbey Stage 1: Goes south across the Millennium bridge, then right to Westminster Bridge. Pass Westminster Abbey, go across the Royal Parks. Use roads to Paddington Basin, then follow Regent’s Canal and cross Primrose Hill. More roads to Hampstead Heath station. Stage 2: From the station along South Hill Park into Parliament Hill. Cross Hampstead Heath, NorthEnd and the Hampstead Heath Extension. Pass St Jude’s to join the Dollis Valley Green Walk (DVG). Follow this west then north on the DVG to Woodside Park station. Stage 3: Continue on DVG north to join the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP). Continue on both until bearing right (north) to Barnet Lane. Cross the A1 at Stirling Corner to enter Borehamwood and Elstree. Go downhill on roads and paths to the station. Stage 4: Follow the Watling Chase Timberland Trail, to Shenley tea rooms. Stage 5: Continues on the Trail downhill, then goes north to Margaret Cottages. Follow paths to Moor Mill and the River Ver. Follow riverside paths to Park Street and New Barnes Mill. Go along Cottonmill Lane, then rejoin the river path to Holywell Hill. Turn uphillto the Abbey Orchard and the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
 
General Notes
St Albans Cathedral is launching a new walking pilgrimage and route from St Paul’s Cathedral to St Albans in June 2019 to coincide with the opening of its new welcome centre and pilgrim exhibition. The 37 miles (five half-day stages) takes in some of London’s most stunning parks, waterways and views and allow for reflections along the way, inspired by the life of Alban, Britain’s first saint and martyr. Each stage is easily accessible by public transport, making it a green pilgrimage and route . Pilgrims and walkers will be able to do as much or as little of the walk as they wish. To be part of the first group to complete this walk, save the dates and get in touch to register your interest: pilgrimage@stalbanscathedral.org
 
Contact
 

Sunlit Uplands of The Chilterns

Sat 22nd Jun 2019

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
9:05
 
Route
Meet at Leagrave Station (buy return ticket to Harlington stn), Bedfordshire. Train - 8.05am from London bridge Station. Finish at Harlington Station A linear hike, taking in the source of the River Lea, Warden Hill, Lilley Hoo, Telegraph Hill, Pegsdon & Barton Hills Nature Reserve
 
General Notes
Pub stop @ The Raven, Hexton, or bring your own packed lunch
 
Contact
Bola Tel: 07730 466422 (Please text)
 
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London