South London Extravaganza

Sat 7th Jan 2017

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
15ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Meet Deptford Bridge DLR. Train leaves Bank at 0905. Bus 47, 53, 177, 453

Experience the vibrancy and, pace of change and history of village life in Inner London. Walk from Deptford Creek to the exuberance of Brixton via Deptford High Street, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Nunhead, Peckham, Camberwell, Stockwell and Clapham

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Lunch tba
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

South London Extravaganza, Saturday 7th January 2017
23 walkers, 14.5 miles - leader Chris Hedley
Walking from Deptford Bridge and its busy High Street and market up the Creek to visit the statue of Peter the Great where the Ravensbourne reaches the Thames. We then struck west to New Cross, Telegraph Hill and Nunhead Cemetery, the official toilet desert of London but a place where bubble and squeak still thrives. Thence to Peckham and the amazing Choumert Square where the road is so narrow there is room only for a path and flowers but definitely no motor vehicles. Then through Georgian squares and across arterial routes in Camberwell and Stockwell to what was once the biggest bus garage in the world. Then on to the prosperity of Clapham and the vibrancy of a Saturday afternoon in Brixton. Everyone impressed by the urban renaissance that is South London 2017.

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