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Sat 24th - London's best walk - Green Chain Megawalk!

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#1 Ian Bull

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

Hullo everyone,

Enjoy walking? Want to see the best landscape in SE London?

You may know of the 'Green Chain Walk', a footpath that begins close to Norwood in Crystal Palace Park. You might have wondered where it goes and why so many regard it as the best footpath in London.

On Saturday 24th the sixth Green Chain 'Megawalk' reveals all.

At average walking pace throughout we'll stroll the 21 miles to Erith, the Easternmost point of the Green Chain. The further you go the better the landscape gets and tired feet will want to keep going! We'll pass through miles of dense woodland and see views that extend right out to the North Sea. For much of the walk you'd have no idea that you are in a City, let alone London.

Yes, it's a little challenge but don't let this put you off. There's always pleasant company and the camaraderie sees everyone through to the finish.

We meet outside Crystal Palace railway station at 9.15am and aim to finish by 6.30pm. There are frequent trains back to London Bridge from Erith. There's no charge and no need to book. A packed lunch is essential. Some more details are here...


<http://www.walk4life...chain-megawalk>

Green Chain information here...

<http://greenchain.com/>

The walk is promoted by 'Walk London', the organisation that maintains Greater London's long distance footpaths on behalf of the Mayors office. Hundreds have done the Megawalk over the years including many from VN. Every single participant has come away delighted.

Very highly recommended.

All the best

Ian Bull

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:19 PM

What's the route for this walk? Is it going anywhere near Blackheath?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:13 PM

Hullo dickp.

The route is... CP Park, Penge, Cator Park, New Beckenham Sta., Beckenham Place Park, Downham, Hither Green, Mottingham, Eltham, Oxleas Woods, Shooters Hill, Shrewsbury Park, Plumstead Common, Winns Common, Bostall Woods, Bostall Heath, Lesnes Abbey Woods, Halt Robin Road, Franks Park, Erith.

So no Blackheath on Saturday but we are going there on Sunday! You can see the details here...


http://www.walk4life...chain-extension

We leave from Eltham station at 12.30pm

Best - Ian

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

Hullo everyone,

Here's a 'clickable' link to tomorrows walk...


http://www.walk4life...-chain-megawalk

All the best

Ian





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