South London mystery and history

Wed 4th Jul 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Raynes Park station; finish one stop down the line at New Malden (regular trains to/from Waterloo)

A linear walk exploring some of the less well known historical treasures of south west London


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Walk Report

South London History and Mystery, Wednesday 4th July 2018
6 walkers, 8 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
Raynes Park, Bushey Mead playing fields, tour of Cannon Hill with a plaque giving details of the historic house owned by the richest man of Victorian times who left a fortune of £3 million. An ancient hollow but still alive oak tree, a lake then on to Morden park for more recent history and a full-frontal view of one of the largest mosques in Western Europe. Tour of park and its tumulus then passing the grandiose Morden cemetery and the pretentious residential area of Worcester park, which lead to the London Loop at Cuddington church and this was followed to the revised finish point of Berrylands pub and station.


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