NEXT WALK – SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
Our next walk will be on Sunday 12th September, meeting at Charlton Station at 10.15 – yes I know it should be 10.00 as it’s still summer (well, that’s what the calendar tells me) but the next train isn’t until 10.25 so you’re allowed a brief lie-in!
We’ll head off to Greenwich Station where we’ll get the DLR to Elverston Road and take a walk through Brookmill Park – a 5 acre park with a wealth of wildlife including a couple of 300 year old London plane trees. We then follow the lower course of the Ravensbourne River as it becomes tidal, but not always in sight, to the point where it enters the Thames at Deptford Creek. After a stop in Greenwich for a lunch break we can either return to Charlton on the bus or train or walk back along the Thames riverside path.
Anyone wishing to meet us at Greenwich should be on the DLR platform towards Lewisham by 10.30, if that’s you would you please let me know so we can look out for you.
SOME RECENT WALKS
Sunday August 8: Wooded Eltham walk
You will meet Jacqui Mitchell (mobile: 0771 7742886) at Charlton Station at 10.00 promptly and take the 486 to IKEA. (Please let Jill know as soon as possible if you intend to go so she can tell Jacqui who to expect to meet at the Station and who will be outside IKEA). Cross the road to the 132 bus (stop MF) and alight at Glenesk Road (which is just through Eltham High Street) where Joanne Sanderson (a long time frequent walker with us) will be waiting for you.
The walk highlights the wooded aspects of Eltham and one which ends on Shooters Hill so a bit of an uphill route towards the end. It starts on the flat along Gravel Pit Lane which comes out into Riefield Road. With Falconwood Station over on the right a left turn takes you into Shepherdleas Woods, a little known but lovely wooded area which brings you out onto Welling / Rochester Way and then a view of the splendid Oxleas Woods Cafe.
After a necessary break here Joanne will turn back and you have a number of personal choices:
– to stay with Joanne who will take you on an alternative return to Bexley Road via Eltham Park North and then your132 return to IKEA.
– to walk along the lane by the side of the car park to Shooters Hill and take the 486 bus home;
– to walk through Jack Woods passing Severndroog Castle and then Castle Woods to the junction of Academy Road and Shooters Hill Road, cross Woolwich Common via the path a short way down Academy Road on the left; from here cross the Common towards Queen Elizabeth Hospital and take the 486 bus home alternatively walk through Charlton Park home;
Please remember to let Joanne or Jacqui know if you decide to leave the group at any point en route and if you decide to go with her for your return towards Charlton. Happy walking!
SOME LOCAL WALKS FOR YOU TO ENJOY
You can still try out our selection of walks below, devised by CCRA members, which you can do on your own or with a smaller group:
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.
Click here to read about some of our previous walks