Lea Valley Fundraiser

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SPONSORED WALK on Saturday 9 May 2015, 10am

The Hackney Society is organising a 20 kilometre sponsored walk to raise money for its future publications programme. It will take us to the Lea Valley in early May, when the cow parsley is lacy and glorious. As a bonus to walkers, there will be a knowledgeable guide to enhance the day.

Our walk will start at the heart of Hackney – at St Augustine's Tower, with refreshments – and will take us via Well Street Common, Victoria Park, Fish Island and the Olympic Park to the path along Old River Lea beside Hackney Marshes. After that, the Middlesex Filter Beds and over Walthamstow Marsh to the Walthamstow Reservoirs with two fascinating historic buildings: the Copper Mill and the Marine House.

Then back along the Lea Navigation to finish at Springfield Park. The walk weaves in and out of Hackney, and offers the most glorious and surprising landscapes our borough can offer. You don't have to be a birdwatcher to enjoy this, but if you bring binoculars you should see plenty of birdlife.

The walk will be led by Lea Valley expert Laurie Elks and will include an introduction to the Walthamstow Wetlands project.

PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - there will be a planned stop for this.

An old-fashioned sponsor form has been delivered with the latest paper issue of Spaces. An e-version is available here for you to print out or you can fundraise online with Virgin Money Giving.

Meet at 9.30am for refreshments at St Augustine's Tower, E8 1HR, for a 10am start.


Laurie Elks


FREE to all. Please come armed with reams of completed sponsor forms or set up an online sponsor page via Virgin Money Giving!


9:30am at St Augustine's Tower, by the bottom of the Narrow Way, London E8 1HR

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This page was added on 05/02/2015.