Dear Walkers,Don't forget my mobile number 89264644352 if you come on a walk.
Just one walk next week, but at least four the following week to make up for it !
Friday 19th June - Tomorrow's Sokol stroll and picnic will end a little earlier than anticipated. I now have to head back to the metro for 1.30pm. Still starting at 11.30am outside Sokol Metro (North on the dark green line - exit near the BACK of the train and turn RIGHT in the tunnel. Go up the steps and we will meet outside the metro on the pavement.)
Tuesday 23rd June - a trip to the town of Lytkarino. Meeting outside the Kuzminki Macdonalds at 10am sharp. (South on the purple line to Kuzminki - look for Macdonalds when you come up). We will get a minibus out of town - 45 roubles - and visit old churches, views of the Moskva River Valley, woods and a clean lake in an old quarry - another chance to swim! Bring a waterbottle/ sandwich again (might be a chance for a snack/coffee at one of the beach cafes too). Still at the exploratory stage. c.7-8km, medium-fast.
Monday 29th June - Another chance to visit Tsarytsino/Kolomenskoe. A two part stroll: Meeting outside Orekhovo Metro Station (south on dark green line, exit near BACK of train) near park gates at 10.30am. Stroll through parks and palaces to Tsarytsino Metro. Second meeting place is 12 noon just outside Kashirskaya Metro (also exit near back of train). Wander through orchards and valleys to the cafes for lunch (can bring lunch if you prefer) to end at Kolomenskaya Metro around 2pm. 3km + 3km, medium.
Tuesday 30th June - A brand new walk through the fascinating Yauza valley, discovering the lost treasures of the urban jungle. Starting from just outside Babushinskaya Metro (north on the orange line, exit near the back of the train) at 10am - we will walk along the river past old churches and estates, through the northern part of VDNKh and the Botanical Gardens to reach Vladykino Metro at around 2pm. Bring a sandwich/drink. Still partly exploratory. c 9km, medium-fast. (those who are short of time can leave at around noon at Botanichesky Sad Metro).
Wednesday 1st July - Boat trip. Meeting outside Universitet Metro (south on red line, exit near back of train - I think) at 10am. Stroll past the University Buildings and down to Sparrow Hills; catch a boat to the Novospassky Convent and visit the Krutitskoe Podvore if there is time. arriving at Proletarskaya Metro around 2pm. about 5km, medium. Those who are short of time can head to Vorobyovy Gory metro at about 11.30am.
Friday 3rd July - Shekhtel's town houses again. A stroll round the Patriarch's Ponds area, visiting houses built by the architect, Shekhtel, including the Gorky House. Starting from outside the Starlight Diner, Aquarium Gardens (16 Bol. Sadovaya Ulitsa), near Mayakovskaya Metro at 11am and ending at Tverskaya Metro at about 1pm.
See you soon. cheers Phoebe