Thames Path and the Green Chain Walk

Sun 3rd Jan 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Important note: *** Details of the timetable on Sun 3 Jan have now been released by Southeastern railway and the walk details on this page reflect the latest position as at 16 November 2015.***
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
16ml.
Start Time
09.04
Route
Meet Blackheath rlwy stn at 09.05 hrs (train Victoria 08.39, usually platform 7; also calls at Lewisham at 09.02, usually platform 4). Finish at Chislehurst stn. (for return, two trains per hour with 1 change at Lewisham where there are 6 trains per hour to Victoria, usually from platforms 1&3). Lewisham is also served by the DLR for connections from/to Stratford and Bank/Tower Gateway

***Route is linear, through South London suburbs using the Thames path and the Green Chain Walk; sites of historic interest, parks, woods and a farm. Early lunch, cafe near Shooters Hill. Own food/drink recommended for longish pm. Many early drop off points for London bus routes

General Notes
Torch recommended. Please check National Rail website for engineering works. Blackheath stn is in T card Zone 3 and Chislehurst stn is in T card Zone 5 and are on different lines
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Walk Report

Thames Path and the Green Chain Walk, Sunday 3rd January 2016
19 walkers, 16 miles - leader Laurence Foe
19 hardy souls turned up for the walk, one attendee coming all the way from Norhamptonshire! We got soaked throughout the day and it only stopped raining half an hour before the end of the walk. Lots of muddy paths and puddles which were unavoidable. We passed an amazing folly, called Severndroog Castle in Shooters Hill Woods and enjoyed a good service in the warm cafe on the hill right next to the Green Chain walk.
15 of us got to the end at Chistlehurst station, a few people having cut short their walk to return home due to wet weather. The weather was unsuited to photography!!

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