Summer Evening Walk - East London

Wed 11th Aug 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
8ml.
Start Time
6.30pm
Route
In front of Mile End stn (Central and District Lines)

Parks and canals of East London, including a good view of the Olympic site. Ldr: Lonica Vanclay

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Walk Report

East London, Wednesday 11th August 2010
22 walkers, 8 miles - leader Lonica Vanclay
With heavy rain the night before and the night after we were lucky to have a pleasant evening for the walk - and with 22 of us in total (the highest so far I am informed!) clearly others thought so too! I am sure it was the sights enroute rather than the weather that were the attraction though. Far from an urban experience the East End parks and canals meant it was just a few minutes of streets and houses at the start. The East End stadium where athletes train; the start point for the London 100 in 2012; and the pretty well developed stadiums of the Olympic site itself were the highlights - the old Big Breakfast house a poor second now it is all boarded up. Funnily enough it didn't seem to be a well known sight to many! And the beer and old East End atmosphere of the Palm Tree pub provided a great end for the walk.

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