Hangover Buster: Hawksmoor Churches (Linear)

Mon 1st Jan 2018

Walk Details:

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Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
11ml.
Start Time
11.00
Route
Meet Russell Square Underground; finish Greenwich Cutty Sark

We will be using little back streets and alleyways and also explore a fast disappearing East End. The walk will continue through Docklands and along the River to Greenwich

General Notes
Easy pace. This will be a gentle introduction to the walking New Year. Note late start and shorter distance. This walk will replace the normal LDWA style weekend walk. Lunch TBA. Assistance dogs only please
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Walk Report

Hangover Buster: Hawksmoor Churches, Monday 1st January 2018
31 walkers, 11 miles - leader Susanne Waldschmidt
Clearly Hawksmoor Churches draw LDWA members like wasps to a jar of marmalade. 31 were gathered at Russell Square Tube, for our inaugural walk though I wasn't too sure if we hadn't picked up a couple of London Walks folks as well. I did warn everyone this was going to be an 11-mile walk, visiting all 6 of the churches. Lovely relaxing walk with lots to see on the way. The stunning mural in Cable Street was clearly a revelation for many in the group. No New Year Parades, almost no traffic and no crowds till we got to Greenwich. The weather was kind and it wasn't too cold. The morning cloud disappeared and by the time we got to Greenwich there was a beautiful view of the sun setting over the river. A nice porter let us into St George in the East with its church within a church. No one got lost or dropped out until Greenwich. At the end many of us were treated to an after-hours visit of St Alfege by another nice person, while others slipped off to Wetherspoons for their spiritual refreshment.
There were 4 non-members though not too easy to keep track of everyone.

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