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2nd February 2017: River Peck and the Earl’s Sluice

The starting point of this south London trail was known to several of us. The Honor Oak had long been a key point in Camberwell; there Queen Elizabeth I joined in may dancing in 1602. In the 19th century thousands … Continue reading

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9th October 2016: Abbey Wood to Woolwich via Crossness Pumping Station

Lots of varied and interesting features on this walk enjoyed by 12 of us! The ruined ¬†12th century Lesnes Abbey must have been magnificent¬† before ¬†Henry VIII dissolved it. Great views looking towards the Thames and back into Central London. … Continue reading

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8th September 2016: London Loop, Final stretch: Rainham to Purfleet

The London Loopers completed their nine-month trek around the 150 mile London Loop on Thursday 8th September. This proved a bright, warm day with occasional gusty breezes. Starting at Rainham we walked through an industrial no-man’s land between the HS1 … Continue reading

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Inaugural walk on the London Loop, Thurs 19 November 2015, Erith to Bexley

Thursday mid-week walkers completed the Capital Ring at the end of October. We resolved that our next project would be to complete the 150-mile London Loop mostly during 2016. We walked the first stage, from Erith to Bexley, on 19th … Continue reading

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10th November 2015 : Thames and Medway waterside walk

The latest stage of this continuous walk took us from Ham Green to Swale, mainly along the water’s edge with an inland section in the middle. There was a slightly nervous moment passing some static caravans with a number of … Continue reading

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20th October 2015: Thames and Medway walk

The latest stretch of this long-distance walk took us from Gillingham along the shores of the Medway to Upchurch, via the riverside country park and passing Horrid Hill (a peninsula – not horrid or much of a hill). Cars were … Continue reading

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20th July 2014: High Wycombe to Marlow

Don led four of us (plus a walker from another club who decided to join us at Marylebone) from High Wycombe to Marlow. At the start we found ourselves on the route of the Wycombe Half Marathon (going in the … Continue reading

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