Earlier walks


Olympic `Inspire' walk, 19 May 2012

Linda sent these pictures taken on the Inspire walk she organised and led on 19th May as part of the pre-Olympic build-up. She adds: "The flowers are in the Punch Bowl in the Valley Gardens in Windsor Great Park. Anyone not in the TV group was a guest who had responded to the publicity campaign. We…

Christmas Tinsel & Tipple, 18 December 2011

The Christmas Tinsel and Tipple walk has become a Thames Valley tradition for the Sunday before Christmas, and only exists thanks to the generosity of Duncan and Gracia. Walkers are expected to wear something - anything - Christmassy to qualify for a welcome into Duncan's home for mid-walk food and…

The Thames from Greece, 5 September 2010

My first group walk, and I had brought along a small camera for the views but was instead chuckling over the location of the first drinks stop so took a couple of snaps wondering if we had somehow ended up in Binfield rather than Bradfield... It was handy to have shelter due to the more persistent…

St. Nick's Christmas Tipple & Pie Walk, 21 December 2008

Not all cultures, of course, celebrate Christmas on the 25th - the Dutch for instance celebrate St Nicholas Day on the 10th, and the TV LDWA seem to now have their own St Nicholas Day on the 20th. The festivities of this event seem to consist of wandering, in this case, a relatively short distance…

Christmas Walk & Lunch, 14 December 2008

A personal memoir. It was 8:50 as I turned into the Pink & Lily car park and already there were some eight to ten cars with their boots and doors open as people got kitted up for the walk. It was grey and cold – only three degrees – and a lurid orange strip above the southern horizon was the…

Roaming on the Flats, 22 June 2008

Gerry promised a flat-ish walk, and he gave us just that. A series of picture-postcard villages on the Oxford plain north of the Chilterns reminded us that we ought to come out this way more often. We were waylaid early in the day by the Vicar in Pyrton who invited us to organise a walk through the…

Where Spring Comes Late, April 2008

Paul, Karen and Gary sent a set of photos which have been archived on Flickr. OK, so I haven’t been on many of your walks this year and it was snowing a bit, but 3 walkers turning up! Luckily Steve, Gary and Karen weren’t scared off by a little bit of snow and even managed to find the right…