Earlier walks

Olympic ‘Inspire’ walk - May 2012

19 May 2012 Linda sent these pictures taken on the Inspire walk she organised and led on 19 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…

Christmas Tinsel & Tipple 2011

18 Dec 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…

The Thames from Greece - September 2010

5 Sep 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 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…

St. Nick’s Christmas Tipple & Pie Walk 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 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…

Roaming on the Flats - June 2008

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…

Where Spring Comes Late - April 2008

April 2008 Paul, Karen and Gary sent a set of photos which have been archived on Flickr.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…