The Tarmac Walkers go east - mid week pop up!

Tue 28th Jan 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
London
Distance
14ml.
Start Time
10:45
Route
West Ham Station (meet inside station by information boards for C2C) Finish: Liverpool Street station

50 Shades of the East. Visiting parts of Bow, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Hoxton. This route has not been recc’ed so expect unplanned deviations and diversions

General Notes
Bring a packed lunch and please note there are no toilet facilities at West Ham or for the first two miles of the walk
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Walk Report

The Tarmac Walkers Go East, Tuesday 28th January 2020
19 walkers, 11.4 miles (12.4 miles for those who went to the Wetherspoons) - leader Ron Williamson
The industrial waste lands to the financial heart of the city, the curse of racial intolerance to the acceptance of many waves of immigrants ,the brutality of villains to the public spirit of the philanthropists, the ravages of war to the restoration of neighbourhoods.
This area has seen it all and today we were able to appreciate so much of its rich history and also witness the amazing ongoing transformation of vast tracks of industrial wilderness as the legacy of the Olympics continues to act as a catalyst for what seems to be a never ending regeneration.
Only 12 miles but a lot to see and thanks to a local resident, who invited us to visit the roof garden of his apartment block, we were also able to enjoy a bird's eye view of a large part of our route.
Photos by Gavin Fuller; more by Gavin and Ian Watson on the group Facebook site.

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