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Next walk Tuesday 5 February
The MapRA walking group started around 2002 with the aim of modest but interesting and social walks. They have completed the Thames walk from Thames Barrier to its source; 2010 crossed London from Pole to Pole (from Hertfordshire to Surrey). 2011/12 various sections of the Capital ring.
Next Walk: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Had planned to complete the Brent/Dollis trail with a sprint to the source on Moat Mount. Unhappily, this seems not on. Last week long stretches were waterlogged, and other stretches were ankle deep in mud. I don't think there's a realistic prospect of our enjoying this walk until we've had at least a couple of weeks of seriously dry weather.
Plan B? Several of you have expressed an interest in exploring our immediate area, so that is what I'm planning: two or three walks in and around the triangle of farm land attached to Mapes House, and owned by St Paul's Cathedral.
On the first of these walks you will walk two ancient roads. see embassy houses, a bishop's "palace", the site of an early aircraft factory, what's left of what was briefly one of London's premier shopping streets, two charming Victorian cottages, and a great deal more. You may even be in time to see some lovely blossom trees.
MEET: Outside Willesden Green Station, at 10.00 ready to leave at 10.10.
END OF WALK: Back to Willesden Green and lunch at Sanzio, Mandalin or similar.
John Mann, 0208 459 5419
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