Nunhead to Falconwood, Linear

Sun 4th Jan 2015

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
08.57
Route
Meet Nunhead Stn (Zone 2) Dep London Blackfriars 08.42 via Peckham Rye 08.55. OR travel by London Overground from Whitechapel and change at Peckam Rye (check train times). Nunhead and Falconwood stns are on different railway lines.Trains from Falconwood stn (Zone 4) run every half hour to London Bridge.

Route: brisk walk through suburban streets linking a number of open spaces. Numerous exit points on London bus routes. Lunch at Nineteen bar and kitchen, Beckenham Place Park golf course, or own packed lunch

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Nunhead to Falconwood, Sunday 4th January 2015
12 walkers, 18 miles - leader Laurence Foe
11 walkers attended Lawrence Foe's linear walk from Nunhead to Falconwood on Sunday 4 January 2015. This included a Shropshire-based walker who stayed with her daughter in London at the weekend. Lawrence led the group on a branch of the Green Chain Walk via three cemeteries which held much of historic and social interest for the group: WW1 memorials, lavish family tombstones, strange edifices. The group also climbed One Tree Hill and had a good panorama across Central London. The walk continued along a disused railway line in Sydenham Hill Woods, had a short break at Crystal Palace Park and stopped for lunch at the public golf club house in Beckenham Place Park. The club house terrace affords grand sweeping views across the golf course.
Perhaps the highlight of the afternoon was a massive 'Father Christmas' collection outside a private house near the Downham woodland walk. This attracted much attention for the group. The group arrived at Falconwood station before dusk and Lawrence was congratulated on a carefully planned walk which held much interest.

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