London to Brighton - the Prologue

Wed 16th May 2018

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Event Details Updated
The finish point for this walk has changed to Mitcham Junction Station.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
8.5ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
Meet Wandsworth Town station (17.45 Waterloo), finish Mitcham Junction station

A linear walk through the suburbs and footpaths of south London, over Wandsworth, Tooting Mitcham commons and a nature reserve. This is to set the scene for a series of walks - to come later - from Thames to Channel

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London to Brighton - The Prologue, Wednesday 16th May 2018
9 walkers, 9 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
Cool cloudy evening for the start of this year-long Thames to Channel traverse. From Wandsworth Town station we were soon on the green spaces of Wandsworth common passing the imposing Royal Victoria building and joining the Capital Ring to Tooting Lido and Streatham Common. An urban section headed to Mitcham Common with a small nature reserve, created out of old railway sidings. The sun came out for the last stretch to give us a lovely sunset over a small lake on Mitcham Common and some good views from the hillocks. A fine end to the walk for the birthday girl in the group.
Photographs by Corinne Thompson; more by Corinne on the group Facebook page

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