The Lower Wandle (NB new finish - PUTN EY not Clapham J)

Wed 9th Mar 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note change in finish point - the walk will end at Putney station and NOT Clapham Junction as advertised in "Strider".
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Wimbledon stn

A walk to PUTNEY along the Wandle and the Thames


Entry Details:


Walk Report

The Lower Wandle, Wednesday 9th March 2016
3 walkers, 5 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

The bustle of Wimbledon High Street at dusk
Crowds of people doing their evening shop
Luminous puddles reflecting darkening sky
A commuter train whizzing past above meadows.

The river goddess gurgled happily at our feet
While cyclists, flashing headlamps, hurried by
A Gothic dome of leafless branches over us
The winter twilight gradually closing in.

Private apartments now line the open river
Where factories and workshops once abounded
The Wandle delta is now quite different
With Putney lights reflected in the Thames.

Photograph by Peter Buchwald



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