A London walkabout

Sat 18th Jan 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Meet Ravenscourt Park Underground Station [Zone 2] Entrance Grid reference TQ2252078687 Finish Twickenham Railway Station [Zone 5] approx.17:00hrs

Linear walk taking in parts of the Thames Walk, the footpaths of Barnes a few blue plaques and other oddities

General Notes
We may come across some muddy paths. Pub lunch stop a possibility but I strongly recommend bringing a packed lunch. Sunset is at 4.20pm so bring a headtorch just in case
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

A London Walkabout, Saturday 18th January 2020
25 walkers, 18 miles - leader Ian Fairweather
Start of the walk was from Ravenscourt Park Underground Station where the leader Ian Fairweather convened with 24 other walkers. There were at least two new LDWA members along with visitors from North York group who were down for the Winter Tanners the next day.
Weather conditions were excellent with bright sunshine for most of the day. The walk route took the group through Ravenscourt Park then south to the banks of the Thames and across Hammersmith Bridge towards the London Wetland Centre. We then proceeded past the site of the Olympic Studios to Barnes Green and through various footpaths towards Mortlake. The magnificent tomb of Sir Richard Francis Burton was visited and then the group went onwards to lunch at the North End of Kew Bridge. After lunch we continued west along the north bank of the Thames, through Brentford, Syon Park, Isleworth and over Twickenham Bridge to Richmond Green. Through Richmond, up to Richmond Park to Henry's mound and then down to Ham and back along to Richmond Bridge, Marble Hill Park and Turners House in Twickenham finishing at the railway station. A few of the group left at lunch and a few at Richmond but most continued to the end.
Photos by Ian Watson; more by Ian on the group Facebook site.

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