Putney to Westhumble

Sat 2nd Jun 2012

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Putney Rlwy Stn. Depart WAT 08:45; CLJ 08:55

Route: Beverley Brook walk, Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, New Malden, Hogsmill, Thames Down Link, Westhumble.Early lunch, probably at Woody's pub in New Malden

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Walk Report

Putney to Westhumble, Saturday 2nd June 2012
7 walkers, 23.25 miles - leader Peter Buchwald
Putney was shrouded in steamy mizzle
The tranquil timber boat houses awakened
As hardy Thames boatmen prepared skiffs
For a dynamic day on the glassy river.

The chattering Beverley made our way
From its confluence with the Thames
Through open pastures of Richmond Park
And umbrageous Womble-filled alleys.

At last an afternoon sun glimmered out
Shining down through leafy treetops
In the viridescent Surrey woods and glades
As we made our way to a roborant pint.

Photographs by Peter Buchwald


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