April 5th 2015: Charlton to Eltham Palace

There was a change of plan for this Easter Sunday walk led by Jo. Nine of us took a bus from North Greenwich station to start the walk at the entrance to Maryon Park in Charlton. The route took us up past Gilbert’s Pit which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its geological importance. Then into Maryon Wilson Park, with its animal enclosures, and Charlton Park with a view of Jacobean Charlton House.

Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle (David Hatch / CC BY-SA 2.0)

On to Woolwich Common and into Oxleas Wood where we ascended Severndroog Castle to enjoy the magnificent view over 7 counties, with London’s landmarks pointed out by a volunteer guide. After a break for lunch at Oxleas cafe we headed on through the woods and a bit of suburbia to finish at the newly reopened Eltham Palace with tea in the new cafe there, where it was so warm in the sunshine we had to ask for some blinds to be drawn! A very enjoyable Spring walk.


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