A Lambeth Walk

Sat 15th Jun 2019

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Streatham Common Railway Station (Estreham Road entrance) - Trains available from Clapham Junction and London Bridge. Finish: Blackfriars Overground Station (Southbank entrance) approx 17:00

A south London perambulation through the Borough of Lambeth from south to north taking in a multitude of green spaces, blue plaques, lost rivers, fine architecture and a walk around West Norwood Cemetery, one of the magnificent London Victorian cemeteries

General Notes
What have Adele, Grahame Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Mrs Beeton and Van Gogh got in common? They all feature in my Lambeth Walk! Lunch in Brockwell park where there is a cafe and toilets. I last led this walk in 2017
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

A Lambeth Walk, Saturday 15th June 2019
22 walkers, 18 miles – leader Ian Fairweather
We started at 10.00am having waited 15 minutes for latecomers due to a cancelled train from Clapham Junction. There were 22 starters including the leader. Weather conditions were fair with no rain.
This was a repeat of a walk I have led in 2016 and 2017. There was slight disappointment in West Norwood Cemetery as Mrs Beeton’s grave had been removed for restoration. We stopped for 45 minutes lunch in Brockwell Park.
There was an additional pub stop at the Fentiman Arms near the Oval for refreshments as it was hot. Some people retired to Vauxhall Park. The walk finished at Blackfriars at 5.15pm. There were about 15 completers.
No injuries.
Photographs by Ian Fairweather; more by Ian and Nigel Heys on the group Facebook page



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