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The Weald Walkers' Wander (WWW) is a 10 - 12 mile day walk in the Weald of Kent/Surrey. This is an annual event that is organised by Croydon Outdoor Pursuits and Social Events (COPSE) Group. It's not a race, but we need to complete it in 7 hours (including stops at checkpoints, lunch, etc.) so a moderate to brisk pace is recommended (2.5 to 3 m.p.h. average).
COPSE describe the WWW as "The Weald Walkers' Wander is the walking rally with a difference. All you need is to be streetwise about the countryside, solve the clues, navigate off road and find the checkpoints. Each checkpoint will involve a short challenge to make it a good fun day out for all."
Entries should be in teams of between 2 and 5. We have at least four members of North London Outdoor Group who are definite and we plan to enter one or more Group teams. It would be good to get a few more and enter two teams. The entry fee is £6 per adult in advance or £8 on the day. We need to book in advance because they have a maximum of 20 teams. Lunch stop is normally in a village hall with soup etc. included in the price but bring a packed lunch.
The details of the 2014 WWW are available on the COPSE web site: http://www.copsecroydon.co.uk/copse2007/walkers.php
The address of the start is given above. The O.S. Grid Ref is TQ 405425
Each team needs a copy of the latest O.S. Explorer (1:25,000) map 146 and also 147. If we enter a second team then we may ask for a £2 - 3 per person contribution from everyone to buy a second set of maps. These would be put into our Group Map Library afterwards.
If you would like to join our car sharing from Barnet, the distance by road is 65 miles each way and it takes 1 hour 30 minutes if there are no hold-ups. We need to meet at Barnet Odeon at 07:20 a.m. on Sunday 27th April. for a prompt departure at 07:30 a.m. At our Group's standard mileage rate, transport cost per person would be £11.17 return plus about £1 to £1.50 share of the two Dartford Crossing tolls.
Click here (http://files.meetup.com/7328232/NLOG_How%20to%20get%20to%20Barnet%20Odeon%20-%20public%20transport.pdf) for details of how to get to Barnet Odeon.
Alternatively, you can make your own way to the start of the WWW but we need to be there no later than 09:00 a.m.
Please RSVP by 9th March if you would like to join us and if so, please let the organiser have £6 by Tuesday 11th March. We shall then send off the entry forms and cheque to COPSE. If you are joining a North London Outdoor Group team for the WWW, then you don't need to book direct with COPSE.