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Event Reports


Heart of Wales train to Llanwrtyd Wells and lunch at The Drovers Rest

19 Mar 2017 | West Wales Group

Having postponed this event 3 weeks before due to the destruction of storm Doris, we were not to be put off and arranged a new date.

With a last minute check the night before to ensure the Heart of Wales train was running, we were also up and running, or rather 9 of us were making our way to various train stations to catch the Heart of Wales train that weaves its way through the beautiful Welsh countrside.

3 others were to meet us at Llanwrtyd.

At Swansea a large queue had formed outside the one and only carriage of the locked train as Gail, Robert and I arrived early....
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Cycle Ride in the Low Weald 18th March 2017

19 Mar 2017 | London, Cycling Groups

London GOC is expanding its offer of different types of outdoor events. Although there have been a lot of cycling trips run by Adventure Out and the Transpennine Groups in the north of England and Scotland, in recent years there have not been so many in south east England.

Chris Loy therefore proposed a moderate cycle ride from Lingfield to Hildenborough stations in the Low Weald on the border of Surrey and Kent. I know this area well and it is a lovely part of the country. Unfortunately Chris wasn't well on the day, so he delegated the 'leadership' to me....
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The Rinsey Ramble (Cornwall, Sunday 12th March 2017)

16 Mar 2017 | Cornwall Group

This was probably the most photographed walk in a long time and the magazine editor even said that we never let them down in Cornwall when it comes to photos!!..

We also couldn't have been more fortunate with the weather.

The highlight of the walk was Pengursick Castle which we reached quite early on into the walk before heading towards coastal paths in the Praa Sands area. Despite the wind which seemed to pick up here we were lucky to find a well sheltered spot for lunch. Following lunch we headed back ...
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Knettishall Heath

12 Mar 2017 | Suffolk Group

8 walkers and one dog met at Knettishall Heath on the Suffolk/Norfolk border for this 8.5 mile circular walk via the lovely little Suffolk village of Hopton.

Thankfully the predicted rain did not materialise and we enjoyed very mild weather with the sun always trying to break through the clouds although this did not quite happen.

The walk took us past Riddlesworth Hall which is now a school, with one of their most famous ex-pupils being a one Lady Diana Spencer.

The walk continued following The Angles Way where we met several other walking groups doing a similar walk to us only the other way around....
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