Welcome to 2020 with London LDWA


Welcome to 2020 with London LDWA
Welcome to 2020 with London LDWA

Aaaaand... it's time for London Group's traditional Hangover Buster. On Wednesday, Day One of 2020, Susanne leads this easy-paced greeting to the New Year, designed as always to start you off on the right foot (and there's a quiz to jolt your festivity-fuddled brain back into action as well). The 11-mile route is subtitled City walls plus Churches of medieval London  and comes with a 99% mud-free guarantee, though there is one stile!  

Our weekend hike is a joint venture with Surrey Walking Club. It's from Sunningdale to Staines, takes place on Sunday and involves part of the route of the 2012 London Games 100 in the morning and some nice bits of the Thames Path in the afternoon.  

 

A brief wrap-up of 2019 has to include a very successful refreshing of the Founders Challenge, with a new start and re-jigged route; the continuing popularity of the Capital Challenge and some hard work by a dedicated group of experienced London walkers to provide two new routes for the years to come; and the planting and dedication of a memorial tree for all those walkers, now passed on, who helped to establish London Group in years gone by. And below is one of my favourite photos of 2019 (it made it into Strider) - the 'helpful marshals' encountered by Gordon as he was recceing said new Founders route.

 

Founders recce gordon

PHOTO Gordon Parker

 

Wishing all London Group members a very happy 2020!

Julie

 

 

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New Year Hangover Buster

Wed 1st Jan 2020

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
11ml.
 
Start Time
11:00
 
Route
Start: Monument Column just outside Monument Station. Finish: Monument. Spiral Walk. Easy Pace Start the New Year on this varied and informative walk. Of course there will a quiz to stretch your minds as well as your legs. A thorough exploration of the Roman/Medieval City of London including walls, churches, gardens, alleyways and much more. A must for history buffs or for anyone curious to know how you can possibly fit a walk of 11 miles within 1 square mile without any repetition
 
General Notes
City Walls plus churches of medieval London This will be a gentle introduction to the walking New Year. Note late start and shorter distance. There is a 99% mud free guarantee. However there is 1 stile! Lunch: There will be a short stop for light refreshments. Bring a sandwich as many caffs/shops may be crowded or closed. Assistance dogs only please
 
Contact
Susanne Waldschmidt Tel:020 7272 1446
 
Web Site
 

Sunningdale to Staines

Sat 4th Jan 2020

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
09:35
 
Route
Start: Sunningdale Station (Train departs London Waterloo 8:36 arriving in Sunningdale at 9:31) This relatively mud-free and flat walk makes an ideal Winter outing. Our morning route will be familiar to those who completed the 2012 London Games 100. It takes us via Virginia Water, Valley Gardens, Windsor Deer Park and the Long Walk down into Windsor for lunch (10 miles). Numerous lunch options here.
In the afternoon we walk along the pretty Thames Path via Runnymede and into Staines where there is an optional tea stop
 
General Notes
This is a joint walk with Surrey walking club, a great way to meet members of another group. www.surreywalkingclub.org.uk Buy a return to Sunningdale. Map - Explorer 160
 
Contact
Kate Copeland : 
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London