See here for an update. In particular, the walks are as announced: High Barnet to Cockfosters on Sunday afternoon, and Goring to Woodcote on Thursday.
I hope to see many old and new friends at the conference this summer (8–10 July).
So I propose a couple of walks, one on the Sunday before, and one on the Thursday after. Please come on at least one of these, if you can.
On Sunday, if you are arriving by lunchtime, I propose an afternoon walk somewhere in London. Tentative suggestion: High Barnet to Cockfosters (both easily accessible by tube), with a stop at the Cock and Dragon in Cockfosters (which doesn’t serve Fosters, at least it didn’t last time I was there). This would be about 6km altogether. More details later.
For Thursday, I propose something just a little more serious, a walk in the Chilterns, including lunch at the Woody Nook at Woodcote, a restaurant whose wines come from its own boutique vineyard on the Margaret River in Western Australia. We will go by train to Goring, from which it is about 5km to Woodcote (up a hill); after lunch, the most likely option is a slightly longer route (maybe 10km), down the hill to the Thames, and back beside the river to Goring. Variants are possible as well.
I will need to have a good estimate of numbers, to make a booking at the Woody Nook.
If you are interested in one or both of these walks, please either email me (p.j.cameron AT qmul.ac.uk) or leave a comment here. If you would like to propose a big alteration (such as having the Chilterns walk on Sunday instead), please do so; everything is changeable at the moment.