Putney, Sussex and testing out the Capital Challenge - this week with London LDWA

Putney, Sussex and testing out the Capital Challenge - this week with London LDWA
Putney, Sussex and testing out the Capital Challenge - this week with London LDWA

We have an embarrassment of riches this week, with Gail and John's midweek tour of Putney parks on Thursday, a Saturday hike around the Sussex Weald led by Nigel and, on Sunday, the opportunity to test out part of the second of the two new routes for London Group's flagship event, the Capital Challenge. Scroll down for the full details.

For those who fancy something a bit longer, Essex & Herts Group have extended their deadline for entries to St Peter's Way in a Day, which takes place on Saturday 24th August and is one of the nicest walks in the calendar. Yes, it's 45 miles and yes, you have to assemble in a lorry park in Chipping Ongar for a 4.00 start, but believe me it's worth the effort - brilliant Essex & Herts hospitality all the way round featuring bacon butties for breakfast and superb cakes at tea-time, and some wonderful and surprising scenery in what, as an Essex Girl, I will always call God's Own County.

Meawhile, if you have a walk you'd like to share, see the information box below.

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London LDWA walks programme

London LDWA Walks Secretary Marie is putting together the 2020 walks calendar ahead of the Strider deadline. All of the free weekend slots are online and the most up-to-date information is on our website.

If you would be happy to lead a walk on any of the available dates, please let Marie know by August 20th and she will get it uploaded.

All she needs is the following basic information: name of walk/approximate distance/approximate start time/Start and Finish location/a basic brief description/contact details that you are happy to be published in Strider and in the Newsletter.

All other information can be added nearer the time. Marie is also happy to take mid-week walks now, or pop-ups as and when.

Marie Heracleous 07787 532793

 

 

 

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Putney Circular and Parks

Thu 22nd Aug 2019

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.05
 
Route
Start/Finish Putney Rail station (train from Waterloo) Chance to step out and visit Putney Heath, Richmond Park, and Wimbledon Common all in one evening!
 
Contact
Gail and John Elrick Tel:020 89797512
 
Web Site
 

A Weald Away

Sat 24th Aug 2019

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.16
 
Route
Balcombe Station (London Bridge 08.31) Map Exp 135 A circular walk taking in the; Sussex Ouse Valley Way, Ardingly College, Highbrook, Sharpthorne (pub), High Weald Landscape Trail, Wakehurst Place
 
Contact
Nigel Heys Tel: 07952 631719
 
 
Start
 
Finish
 

Testing New Capital Challenge Walk (South of Thames) Part 1

Sun 25th Aug 2019

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
15ml.
 
Start Time
10:00
 
Route
START: St John’s Church 73 Waterloo Rd FINISH: Charlton House (near to railway station) Please bring a copy of Route Description (you will need to cut and paste this link into your browser)
https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/Route_Description_ROUTE_1__Test_Version.docx or
https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/Route_Description_ROUTE_1__Test_Version.pdf
 
General Notes
The Capital Challenge Walk has run successfully for 3 years. However the committee has decided to develop two completely new routes. The first route was tested in two stages in July and corrections duly applied including a slight re-route over Clapham Common to avoid a blind crossing. If you wish to help out testing the second route and enjoy a relaxing walk as well do join in. Susanne Waldschmidt will be supervising the walks so no-one goes astray. Refreshments Park Cafés. If anyone would like to check distances I will be eternally grateful. Assistance Dogs only please
 
Contact
Susanne Waldschmidt 
 
Start
 
Finish
 

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London