Wandle Trail 30th Anniversary Walk

Sun 16th Sep 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
17ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Charing Cross station forecourt

Continuing onto the Thames Path to Wandsworth and the Wandle Trail to Croydon (finish at George Street Tram)

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Walk Report

Wandle Trail 30th Anniversary Walk, Sunday 16th September 2018
31 walkers, 18.5 miles - leaders Ian Fairweather and Colin Saunders
We set off from Charing Cross with 31 walkers from LDWA and Ramblers along with other non-affiliated walkers. We walked along the south bank of the Thames through the Battersea Power Station site which has recently opened up. Unfortunately one of our LDWA members tripped up a kerb and cut his face quite badly and injured his wrist at the Wandsworth roundabout, so an ambulance was called. Fortunately we had a GP and a nurse in our number and I was carrying two First Aid Kits and he was patched up before being taken to hospital for stitches. This delay resulted in having to take our lunch break at Merton Abbey Mills instead of Morden Hall Park, but nobody seemed to mind. We finished at East Croydon at approximately 5.40pm.
Colin Saunders, co-walk leader with myself, worked out that the actual distance was 18.5 miles.

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