Mortlake to Richmond

Wed 20th May 2015

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
6ml.
Start Time
18.30
Route
Meet Mortlake stn

(frequent trains from Waterloo). Riverside walk to Richmond. Drinks in a Richmond pub at the end

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Mortlake to Richmond, Wednesday 20th May 2015
8 walkers, 6 miles - leader Douglas Robinson
Eight people and a dog enjoyed the leisurely stroll from Mortlake to Richmond. The weather was fine and clear making it a perfect evening for walking.
Interestingly we passed from the eastern hemisphere to the western one before returning to the eastern one again at the end of the walk or, at least, we would have if we had done the walk before 1884. That was when the meridian line moved from Richmond to Greenwich. Of the eight walkers, one was from Australia and one from New Zealand. Is this the furthest anyone has come for an evening walk? Finally, we ended the walk in a quiet pub in Richmond.

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