Wimbledon to Kingston

Wed 26th Aug 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note - TUBE STRIKE SUSPENDED SO WALK WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED if the tube strikes planned for 25 and 27 August go ahead, this walk will be POSTPONED. Keep an eye out for the Weekly Update email on Monday 24 August for a final decision.
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Wimbledon Stn

A linear walk across Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park via Isabella Plantation, Ham Common & the Thames Path to finish at Kingston Station which happens to be very close to a Wetherspoons

Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Wimbledon to Kingston, Wednesday 26th August 2015
8 walkers, 8 miles - leader Keith Lane
8 turned up including Keith, which was about 7 more than we had feared, given that the threat of the tube strike had only just been lifted.
John & Gail joined us no less, as well as two new members, Mike and Ian. The others were stalwarts Dave, Rob, and Paula.
At 4pm the sun come out but it was still raining then the rain stopped and the sun still shone and it was a gloriously warm evening just perfect for the walk across 2 commons 1 park and a river bank.
We got to Kingston just as it was getting dark walked through the ancient town square which has now been ruined by the removal of the original cobbles and replaced by modern tiles.
The Wetherspoons had bouncers on the door but in spite of the dishevelled appearance of Dave(!) they let us in.
Good times.
Photograph by Keith Lane



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