2013 Thames Path

Sunday 15th September

Sadly I was not able to meet with our Scottish colleagues yesterday (Sunday 15th September), following the cancellation of the New Town trail, Irvine and Kilwinning walk The weather warning, which was logged as amber on Saturday lunchtime, caused the cancellation. I redirected myself to Newcastle and rather than join the …

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Monday 16th September

What a great day today walking the final leg of Hadrians Wall with my colleagues from the North East. Joined by some regular walkers and new faces, we set off from Newburn hoping that the weather would stay kind, which it did all day. We had a pleasant stroll along …

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Tuesday 17th September

36 walkers today for the Gargrave leg along the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Amazingly, the weather kept fine all day with just the odd sprinkle of rain. Good lunch provided at the Cross Keys, East Marton. One or two stragglers along the way; however the apprentices from Morrisons at Rotherham and Leeds …

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Wednesday 18th September

A terrific walk today along the Trent and Mersey canal. A small walking party of 10, including Chris Butler from Green Compliance and Stuart Towler from Network Waste. Thanks for your support gents Best days’ weather so far – quite surprising after the forecast was for high winds and rain. …

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Thursday 19th September

Well  the rains finally came…. After starting in glorious sunshine in Bristol we got half way through our morning walk and the light drizzle started, and didn’t quite stop. A good walk along the banks of the Avon with an excellent lunch at the Bird in Hand at Saltford. Colleagues …

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Friday 20th September

Mears Foundation Day A great birthday at Lambeth, where croissants and buns were in full supply and the branch  held a raffle with some excellent donated prizes – total of £350 raised. What a fantastic start to anybody’s birthday. Onwards to Mears at Southwark and Greenwich, where Sharon and Ernest …

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Saturday 21st September

Ten people joined us for the last leg of a fairly gruelling week of walking – this one along the banks of the Thames. Started at Vauxhall; going past the tourist sites of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye and then walking past City Hall on …

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