Thursday, 2 May 2013

New Spring walks from Walk London

Although I've only been on one of Walk London's organised walks, I'm a big fan.  They're a great way of getting out to explore somewhere new, hearing from enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and, of course, meeting fellow walkers.  A string of free guided London walks are coming up, and it looks as though the weather may be brightening to meet them.  You can see all of the walks on offer on the Walk 4 Life website, but here are a few of my choice picks:

A short (1.5 mile) walk around St Paul's, exploring London's past and some interesting areas that it would be easy to overlook. Apparently this walk is wheelchair (and pushchair!) friendly.
Starting on the steps of St Paul's on 26 May at 1.30pm

On a similar 'hidden' theme, this walk will explore the back streets near some of London's most famous landmarks.
Starting at Embankment tube station on 25 May at 10.30am

This includes some of my favourite parts of the Green Chain, taking in the view from Shooter's Hill and some wonderful woodland.  A longer walk at 7 miles, but done at a leisurely pace over 3.5 hours. Lead by Ian Bull, who I agree is a great walking guide!
Starts at Belvedere railway station on 26 May at 1pm

The Thames Path SUPER WALK
A whopping 17.5 miler, starting at Slade Green station and finishing in Greenwich.  For obvious baby-shaped reasons I'm not going to be able to do this but, if you do go, I'd recommend having a celebratory pint of Meantime at the Old Brewery afterwards.  Also lead by Ian, so you know it'll be a good one.
Starts at Slade Green railway station on 25 May at 10am

See the rest of the walks here!

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