First walk since lockdown – Sunday September 13. Meet at Charlton Station at 10.00 for a walk to explore Woolwich Common, Severndroog Castle and Oxleas Woods
We’ll walk up Charlton Church Lane where we could meet some of you outside Charlton House if you prefer, from there across Charlton Park and on to Queen Elizabeth Hospital opposite which we’ll take the path opposite the Main Entrance and cross the Common to exit near the crossroads. Then continuing the walk uphill to Severndroog Castle on Shooters Hill and we’ll take a stroll round Castle Woods. Depending on how much walking you’ve been able to do, you may wish to return home on foot or take the bus at any point on this walk and we are never very far from the 486 bus route. If you stay with the group we’ll stop for refreshments at the Oxleas Cafe where there is outside seating and a large grassy area to be able to comfortably sit in. The return home will again be your preference – the 486 bus or to walk – but at least it’s all downhill on the way home!
The current Government advice to groups such as ours is that no more than 30 may meet and that no-one may attend who is experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Please bring your own water, snacks, hand sanitizer and first aid kit and dress appropriately for the weather on the day. It will be important to respect the fact that some people may prefer to wear a mask throughout whilst others may not, however, we must all be very conscious of keeping at least 1 metre distanced and bear this in mind as we pass others on the pavement or in public areas.

For those of you who do not feel ready to take part yet, here are links to some local walks devised by CCRA members, which you can do on your own or with a smaller group:

Three local walks

Secret Charlton Walk

I-Spy Charlton quiz walk

Westcombe Park Walk

Charlton Hidden Stories

Charlton House to Oxleas Meadows

Green Corridors and Parks of Deptford

Tree Walks

Keep walking and keep well!  There is a link below from Living Streets (see ‘About Us’ in the link for more information about this charity) with their advice on staying safe and keeping well and Greenwich Council’s most recent advice.

Walking and coronavirus

The Walking Group normally meets on the second Sunday of each month, usually at Charlton Station, at 10.00 in summertime and 10.30 during the winter; the walks 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. 

You can check the calendar for details of future walks. If you would like to sign up to receive monthly emails or suggest some walks you know and love please contact Jill at:

Click here to read about some of our previous walks

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