Walks 2013


2013 Notebook

After I asked for more contributions to the Journal Colin quickly sent a picture from the snowy walk from Hambleden on 20 January. Then Helen risked her camera to take a few pictures of the soggy conditions on this year's Punchbowl Marathon in February. Since then plenty more have been added.…

Christmas Walk & Lunch, 8 December 2013

The unexpected early morning drizzle was still in the air at 9.00 as a record-breaking THIRTY-NINE walkers assembled in Hambleden car park. Duncan wore a Santa hat to reinforce his status as leader. With such a large group he took an unusual step for us and appointed Chris, another Santa hat…

Compton Combo, 10 November 2013

We had amazing weather for my first lead. We visited five downland villages: Streatley, Ashampstead, Hampstead Norreys, Compton and Aldworth. It was a beautiful day's walk with the countryside in full autumnal colours. I hope the pictures speak for themselves, but it's just worth mentioning that…

Clive's 30th Anniversary Walk, 22 September 2013

Clive West has been an active member of our group for longer than anyone else (although he insists on pointing out he isn't our oldest member or even our oldest active member). On 20th November 1983, he enjoyed his first walk with Thames Valley LDWA. Fortunately for us, not only did he keep a note…

Bill Dunn's Photo Galleries, 2013

Bill's carried on taking pictures on all the walks he does. Here are links to four sets from Spring and Summer this year. 7 April - High Wycombe Starting in High Wycombe - Flackwell Heath - Wooburn Green - Cookham - High Wycombe. 28 April - Watlington Starting in Watlington - Chiltern hills. 30…

Five Big Bottoms, 17 March 2013

Unlucky with the weather again - another walk report from Bill Dunn. Seven o'clock, and it was cold and raining heavily. My first thought was to climb back into bed: no one in their right mind would be walking today. I was still thinking this as I drove to the meeting point, but was amazed as I…

March on the Ridge, 2 March 2013

The walk started in Berkhamsted at the junction of North Road and Anglefield road just after 9 o'clock. Jerome was walking "point". There were 11 of us on the walk and we were keen to get started as the cold morning wind penetrated our clothing. The first 6 miles were a gentle climb of over 300…

Pangbourne Perambulation, 23 February 2013

A walk to commemorate our friend Steve Singleton. Thames Valley LDWA Group's Chairman Martin Burnell writes: This was a shared TV and London Group social walk ably led by our intrepid Duncan MacGregor, a man of tremendous navigational and organisational ability. The TV group arrived early in our…

West Wycombe Wanderings, 17 February 2013

This was my first walk with the Thames Valley branch of the LDWA. I was not sure what to expect: how many people will be there? Will I be made welcome? Will I be able to keep up with them, or will it be to slow for me? I need not have worried. I was made welcome right from the start, and during the…