University of the Third Age in Brent

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Walking group of Brent U3A

River Brent Path - Friday Friday 17 November 2017, River Brent at Totteridge
Walking the Thames Path at Crossness lighthouse

We’ll be continuing our exploration of the rivers of London by tracing the River Brent from source. The River Brent rises in Mill Hill and flows through Totteridge, Finchley and Hendon to Brent Cross. There are paths along the way though the northern sections in Mill Hill can get very muddy… In the unlikely event of November being dry, we’ll track the Brent from Totteridge to its source in Scratch Wood in Mill Hill. Otherwise, we’ll trace it southbound from Totteridge to Brent Cross, through parks and woods, seeing the Brent turn from a stream to quite a river – both walks about 5 miles, with cafés on the southbound stretch. Either way, the walks are pretty and away from traffic.

The best way to get to Totteridge from Brent is to take the 302 bus from Dollis Hill/Neasden (or Kingsbury, if you live up there) to its final stop at Mill Hill Broadway – about 30 minutes. In Mill Hill we then pick up the 251 bus from outside Mill Hill Post Office for a very pretty 20-minute ride to Totteridge Station (Northern Line).

Friday 17 November 2017 meet at the 302 north-bound Burnley Road bus stop – by the petrol station – at 09.30 Or in the ticket hall at Totteridge Station at 10.30.

Please let me know if you’d like to join us.

Cathy Mercer
020 8452 5239 or Cathy's email.
In case of queries on the day, my mobile number is 07943 925 224.

Photo above, Walking the Thames Path at Crossness lighthouse with the walking group (© SM).

Completed - The Wandle Trail
Walking the Wandle at Foster's Way in King George's Park, Wandsworth Walking the Wandle at Merton

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).

Started - The Thames Path
Walking the Thames opposite Syon House Walking by the O2

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, opposite Syon House and by the O2 (© SM).

Completed - The Capital Ring
Walking the Capital Ring at Richmond Walking the Capital Ring at Richmond

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!

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