This week with London LDWA

This week with London LDWA
This week with London LDWA

Is this some sort of record? asks leader Susanne Waldschmidt of the 2020 New Year's Hangover Buster. An impressive thirty-six walkers turned up at the Monument to enjoy a tour of Roman walls, pass 40 City churches, admire various works of art strewn along the way and manage not to get lost while tramping up and down alleyways. Many thanks to Susanne for her scholarship, and here's to a record-beating New Year's Day 2021.

On to what's on offer this week. Once again Ron Wiliamson comes up trumps with one of his excellent pop-ups, this one on Friday. It's his annual trip to the seaside, with the chance to top up that suntan while following the Thames to the briny around Shoeburyness.  Allegedly, it's largely mud-free, which is more than can be said for yesterday's Stansted Stagger; those of us London Group members who took part returned home with considerable clumps of Essex's finest on our boots. Meanwhile, this Sunday's hike - lyrically named Winterhurst - visits some of the nicest parts of Kent, iincluding Goudhurst and Penshurst, where a pub stop can be had. Happy walking! 

 

 

sunningdale to staines

Sunningdale to Staines, 4th January
A joint walk with Surrey Walking Club, led by Kate Copeland and featuring parts of the London Games 100 route in the morning, and some lovely bits of the Thames Path in the afternoon PHOTO Gavin Fuller

 

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Sun, sea and sand 2020 - Pop up walk!

Fri 10th Jan 2020

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
14ml.
 
Start Time
10:30
 
Route
Benfleet Station (09:51 from Fenchurch Street Station) Finish: Shoeburyness Station (many opportunities to finish earlier if necessary) A chance to top up your suntan on our annual trip to the seaside, when we follow the Thames to the north sea. The invigorating breezes will blow away the winter blues. No significant hills this year and largely mud free. To include the pier walk (£2 or £1 concessions)
 
General Notes
Light refreshment stop on route (suitable for bring your own). Buy return ticket to Shoeburyness. (Cheapest tickets on C2C website but must be bought 3 days in advance)
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 Mobile: 07810 044299
 
Web Site
 

Winterhurst

Sun 12th Jan 2020

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
17.5ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet at Ashurst Station. Train from Victoria arriving at 08.58 Circular route from Ashurst, through Goudhurst and pub stop in Penshurst
 
Contact
David Thornton Tel: 07767 207899
 
Start
Finish
London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London