Summer Evening Walk - Greenwich and Docklands

Wed 16th Jun 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
8ml.
Start Time
6.30pm
Route
(Greenwich Stn. Frequent trains from Charing Cross and London Bridge. A chance to explore Greenwich Park and the Isle of Dogs. Finish Henry Addington pub Canary Wharf. Ldr Rob Myers)
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Walk Report

Greenwich and Docklands, Wednesday 16th June 2010
17 walkers, 8 miles - leader Rob Myers
At the start there were 13 of us, however 2 more arrived late and caught up, and a further 2 who were waiting at the wrong entrance were heroically rescued by Nick and Judith. The walk therefore proceeded chaotically at first into Greenwich Park visiting the Rose Garden and the Flower Garden with its embedded Deer Enclosure by which time the entire party of 17 were united. After visiting Roman remains unearthed by the Time Team and Queen Elizabeth's Oak we proceeded to the Royal Observatory for its stunning views of Christopher Wren's Naval Buildings. We descended to skirt round the Naval Buildings for a short walk along the Thames to look at the restoration work going on at the Cutty Sark (due to reopen in 2011). From there we used the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to go to the Isle of Dogs. In Docklands we first visited Mudchute Farm where my navigation came slightly unstuck and I left through a completely different exit than I had intended, fortunately we came out at the perfect place immediately opposite Millwall Docks thus bypassing the Asda car park. We did a full circuit of Millwall Docks before exploring West India Docks. As the time was approaching 9pm I decided to cut the walk short and headed for the pub in Canary Wharf. The group remarked that there was a nice contrast between the two halves of the walk which seemed to work well.

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