Latest weekly update: Monday 8th July 2019

Twickenham, Egham to Bourne End and an exciting pop-up - this week with London LDWA

Lots on offer this week - the usual two lovely walks, and an extra attraction. On Wednesday, Gail and John are leading a sausage-based excursion - let's hope the weather's not so hot it turns into a fry-up. On Saturday Dave's walk is a linear one from Egham to Bourne End (warning: may contain Wetherspoons). Scroll down for all the details. Save a bit of energy for Sunday, though, when testing takes place for the first part of the new route for the Capital Challenge - details of what and where are in a separate box below. 

 

Founders Challenge 2019 - a nudge from Gordon

Many thanks to the 19 people who have already stepped forward to marshal at the Founders Challenge on Saturday 5th October. More offers of help would still be greatly appreciated. 

 In case you missed the original announcement, 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!

 

Stop press!

Gordon will be walking both routes on 24th/25th of this month, staying overnight at Tanners Hatch YH. On the Wednesday he will walk Guildford-Peaslake-Tanners and on Thursday Tanners-Shere-Peaslake-Shere-Guildford. Both days are 18 miles.

If anyone wants to join him they should let him know, preferably by email, and book a bed at Tanners Hatch. Start time will be early but negotiable!

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Testing the new Capital Challenge route

Pop-up on Sunday 14th July

 

START: St John's Church 73 Waterloo Rd FINISH: Battersea Park Lakeside cafe Refreshments Park Cafe
 
General Notes
The Capital Challenge Walk has run successfully for 3 years. The committee has decided to develop two completely new routes. The Route Descriptions need to be tested. The first route will be tested in two stages in July and the second in two stages in August. If you wish to help out testing the first route and enjoy a relaxing walk as well do join in. Susanne Waldschmidt will be supervising the walks so no-one goes astray. REMINDER:  Please bring a print out of the route if you are planning to join this walk. The route description is available in both word and pdf formats at: https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/Capital_Challenge_Route_Description_ROUTE_2_Draft.docx or https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/Capital_Challenge_Route_Description_ROUTE_2_Draft.pdf Assistance Dogs only please
Contact
Susanne Waldschmidt
 

 

 

 

gavin chichester walk

Chichester Hills, Saturday 6th July
Braving the Sussex sunshine on Gavin's walk. More of his photos on our Facebook

 

 

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The Twickenham Sausage

Wed 10th Jul 2019

 

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18:05
 
Route
Start/Finish Twickenham Rail Station (meet ticket office) A sausage shaped walk with Richmond and Teddington at either end and the river in the middle. Views of several historic houses and their parks, an island and the lovely Twickenham Ladies
 
Contact
Gail and John Elrick Tel: 0208 979 7525
 
Web Site
 

Egham to Bourne End

Sat 13th Jul 2019

 

Walk Details:

Event details updated 
End location changed to Bourne End
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
18ml.
 
Start Time
9:30
 
Route
Start at Egham Station (Dep. 8.50 Waterloo Arr. 9.27 Egham) Egham to Bourne End via Windsor. A linear walk taking in such delights as Runnymede & the JFK Memorial.
Maps LR 175, Exp. 160
 
General Notes
For lunch there are many opportunities inc. 2 W'spoons! Please note that as Egham & Bourne End are on different lines 2 single tickets will be required
 
Contact
Dave Williams Tel: 07505 757557