Walking group of Brent U3A
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Photo, right: Our September walk at St Pancras Church, on the River Fleet. (© REM).
Friday 19 October 2018, River Lee Navigation
Our next walk is back along the River Lee Navigation, walking about 6 miles from Enfield Lock to Tottenham Hale – lovely even walk along the tree-lined tow-path, through inner-city wetlands, with a couple of good cafes along the way.
People can leave early at Ponders End if they want.
Friday 19 October 2018 meet at Neasden Station – front of southbound train on platform – at 09.30.
Or by Tottenham Hale by the tube ticket barriers at 10.15.
We can travel together on the 10.25 or 10.55 Lee Valley train to Enfield Lock – about 10 minutes - and the good news is that it’s all free to people with Freedom Passes, so no need to buy tickets.
Please let me know if you’d like to join us.
020 8452 5239 or Cathy's email.
In case of queries on the day, my mobile number is 07943 925 224.
2018 - Thames Path
We’ve been walking east-bound along the River Thames since December 2016. We started at Hampton Court and made it as far as the end of the official path at Woolwich in August. Since then we’ve been walking tributaries of the Thames, including Dollis Brook, the Wandle and the River Brent. We also extended our walk from Woolwich to Erith. In 2018 we plan to walk the Thames in London west-bound and take in more tributaries, including the River Lee and Pymmes Brook. All our walks are about 4-7 miles long and start and end at tube of train stations, with lots of cafes and stopping off points on the way to make for comfortable urban walking through beautiful London countryside.
2018 - River Fleet
September sunshine for our walk from Blackfriars (Watergate) under Holborn Viaduct; between St Pancras and Kings Cross stations; along Fleet Road in Hampstead and by the Hampstead Ponds to Kenwood House.
2018 - River Lee
A lovely sunny morning for our February 2018 walk from Tottenham Hale south along the River Lee.
And a dry morning for our April walk from Hackney Wick, past Victoria Park and along the Regents Canal to Limehouse Basin. Photos, above: at Markfield Park (© Rem) and at Victoria Park (© SM).
2018 - Pymme’s Brook
In July we walked from from Cockfosters to Arnos Grove along Pymme's Brook.
Followed by Pymme's Park to Pickett's Lock and the River Lee in August.
Photo, above: start of the Pymme's Brook, at Jack's Lake, Monken Hadley Common (© Rem).
2017 - Dollis Valley Walk
In November 2017 we made our start walking south from Totteridge. A scenic and rural section with a nice cafe stop. Photo above, Autumn leaves over the Dollis Brook (© SM)..
2017 - Wandle Trail
In August and September 2017 we walked along the River Wandle Trail, a tributary of the River Thames.
Photos above, at Wandsworth and Merton (© SM).
2016 - Thames Path
In December 2016 we made our start on the London section of the Thames path. This was one of most scenic and rural sections – Hampton Court to Kingston and Teddington – about 5 miles of level riverside walking on good level paths. Photos above, at Syon House and by the O2 (© SM).
2016 - Capital Ring
Completed in 2016 we’ve walked the Capital Ring photos above, at Richmond, (© SM), London’s long-distance circular path of 84 miles that takes in canals, gardens, parks and river. We’ve been walking it since June 2015 in chunks of 4-6 miles and we usually get 6-10 walkers, with lots of stops for rest and recreation. Highlights? Lots of wonderful places we never even knew existed, including University of East London, Seven Droogs Castle and the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace. Next project, the Thames Path. Watch this space!