An Epiphany Trail

Sun 6th Jan 2019

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
9:00
Route
Wimbledon station - meet at the main exit near the ticket machine (8.40 from Waterloo or District line or Croydon tramlink); finish Norbiton station

C.18 miles at a moderate pace across Wimbledon common, Richmond park with lunch stop by the river

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An Epiphany Trail, Sunday 6th January 2019
5 walkers, 20 miles – leader Jerome Ripp
A bright winter's day, mud-free, stile-free, with minimal tarmac, a perfect day out to celebrate the end of the 12 days of Christmas.
From our start at Wimbledon station we were soon on the Commons by Wimbledon village and an off piste route via Queens Pond to Putney Vale over the A3. We continued off piste in Richmond Park to avoid the frenetic bikers via Spankers Hill Wood and White Lodge to Roehampton Gate, and Barnes Common to join the Thames path near Putney Bridge. Then followed the great loops of the river (a walk without loops is unthinkable!) via Barnes Bridge for lunch stop, Chiswick, Kew, Twickenham and Richmond Bridges; then a grand view of the river from Richmond Hill and a final crossing of Richmond Park to reach our final destination of Norbiton station at the appointed time of 4 p.m.

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