West Dulwich to Ladywell

Wed 18th Jul 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
7ml.
Start Time
18.15
Route
Meet West Dulwich station. Finish Ladywell station

A summertime exploration of Southern London's leafy suburbs and uplands

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Refreshment details TBA
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Walk Report

West Dulwich to Ladywell, Wednesday 18th July 2018
13 walkers, 7 miles - leader Aysen Bekir
There were 13 of us, it was a 7 mile walk through Belair Park, onto Dulwich Park out and up through Cox's Walk, past the bridge where Pissarro did his painting of Lordship Lane Station, through Sydenham Hill Woods, along to Horniman's where we had a brief stop for loo and view, out and past Mrs. Jordan's house where she entertained William IV, along and down to Brenchley Gardens, into Honor Oak nature reserve, up One Tree Hill for another view-stop by the Great War gun emplacement, a nod to the Oak of Honour before heading down past Honor Oak station, on up Blythe Hill and then the shortest route down to Ladywell Fields and the Ladywell Tavern. (Beer, sooner rather than later was the preferred option, otherwise we would have done one more hill and gone up Hilly Fields.) Dave wanted to try the Fox and Firkin, but everyone else wanted the nearest pub, so we headed to the Ladywell Tavern and sat outside, enjoying a cold beer on a warm evening.
I gather my pace was a bit Blackheathy, but this is the first LDWA evening walk I've been on, so I need to adjust to a different culture. Anyway, everyone was lovely, and warmly appreciative. There were transport problems that evening - signalling failure and cancellations. Some only just made it, so possibly some were unable to get there on time.
Photographs by Corinne Thompson; more by Corinne on the group Facebook page

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