Mosaic Walks

Mosaic’s walking groups regularly get together to explore some of London’s better, and lesser, known areas.

The Sunday walks in London are proving quite popular, with a handful of Mosaic members taking to the streets of the capital. The current programme of walks is based on the book ‘Walking Literary London’, and each walk features literary quotes and concludes with lunch or afternoon tea.

The April’16 walk in fashionable Islington led us pass the house where Salman Rushdie was living when Ayatollah Khoneimi issued his fatwah, and the house where Joe Orton was killed by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell. The walk in June’16 told the great story of the love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett, and we saw where H. G. Wells played his radio much too loudly. The July’16 walk in Piccadilly, St. James’ and Mayfair took us past two of the most sharply contrasting bookshops, each with its own literary history. Covent Garden is certainly one of the most pleasant areas in which to linger, and the walk in March’17 included the haunts of many literary figures, as well as the club that regularly dips it hands into a pot of honey provided by one of its most famous members.  *

John Ashmele

Walk Leader

* A. A. Milne bequeathed part of his estate to the Garrick Club where he was a member: “That’s a goloptious full-up pot of honey”, said Pooh in ‘Piglet Meets a Heffalump’.


Planned Walks

Walking Group

Tuesday July 24

Our weekly walk meets at 10.00 am in the car park at Warren Lane, off The Common, Stanmore.  We will walk across Bentley Priory, past the deer park, and continue to Stanmore for coffee. The return walk is steep in parts, but there are good views along the way.

STOP PRESS: Keep Bank Holiday Monday 27th August free and join us for our pre-Yom Tov ramble.  We will meet in Cassiobury Park, have a short walk in the Whippendell Woods, followed by a self catered picnic lunch. Bring folding chairs.





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Mosaic Bank Holiday Ramble

Monday August 27

Our pre Yom Tov/post Pesach walk will meet in the car park at Cassiobury Park. The car park is at the top of Gade Avenue Watford, nearest post code WD18 7LG. Please arrive at 10.30 am for an 11.00 am start, bring folding chairs (leave in car until our return), water, a picnic, and sunshine. We will walk about 2.5 miles on unmade paths in the lovely Whippendell Woods, and then return for a picnic lunch. There is a play park/paddling pool for young children. There is also a miniature train for big and little boys. The park  is a short distance from Watford Metropolitan Line Station.  Come early because the car park fills quickly on bank holidays, although there is street parking also. Wear suitable shoes.

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