Walking GroupChris Harrison2019-04-30T16:55:35+00:00
The Walking Group meets on the second Sunday of each month, usually at Charlton Station, at 10.00 in summertime and 10.30 during the winter; they are mostly within TfL travel zones.
Our walks are mainly for ‘softies’ undertaken at a moderate pace to take into account the abilities of a range of walkers and usually less than 5 miles.
Walkers are advised to bring bottled water and wear appropriate clothing for the weather – especially strong footwear.
Walks are briefly described in the monthly emails so that walkers may decide if they are suitable for their ability and interests – this includes the travel plan, descriptions of the terrain, places of interest en route, availability of public toilets and places where take-away drinks and food may be purchased – we always end the walk at a cafe, pub or similar.
If you would like to sign up to receive monthly emails or suggest some walks you know and love please contact Jill at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the calendar
for details of the next walks.
Sunday 14th April – in the City but ending at an oasis of green! Train to Blackfriars, walk across the Millennium Bridge to St Paul’s and into Cheapside to see the Cathedral from Number One New Change. From there a walk round to Guildhall (there are toilets here) and then onto the Barbican where, only on Sundays, its Conservatory opens to the public – the oasis amidst the concrete!
Sunday, 10th March – Walthamstow Wetlands. This is a particularly good time of year to visit this amazing wildlife site as it is the middle of the bird migration period. Peregrine falcons, kingfishers and gulls are regularly seen throughout the year but we can expect to see wading birds and possibly the start of the tern migration. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has only been open to the public since 2017 after Heritage Lottery Funding helped with renovation and conservation. Two important buildings included in this were the Victorian Engine House now an Information Centre and (very good) cafe and the Coppermill.
Sunday, 9th December – a walk through three of London’s parks: St James’, Green and Hyde Parks; then an option to visit Winter Wonderland, or else walk on to see the decorations in Oxford Street, Regents Street and Carnaby Street.
Sunday, 11th November – a significant historical date, so we spent the 2 minutes of rememberance at 11 o’clock at the Charlton War Memorial outside St Luke’s Church before taking the bus to Blackheath and walking through Greenwich Park down to the National Maritime Museum to view their newly opened galleries (well worth a visit if you haven’t seen them!) and stop for refreshments in the cafe.
Sunday, 9th September, along part of the Isle of Dogs riverside path – with its splendid views back towards Greenwich – and on to Mudchute Farm, a green oasis with a backdrop of high rise commercial buildings. This is largely a flat walk of about a couple of miles, with a splendid cafe, where those not wishing to walk along the higher level contours of the park can sample the fare and wait for the rest of us to return. The walk continues across Millwall Park to end at Mudchute DLR for the return journey home.