5 things I liked this week – 11.5.18

1. I have yet to do the next stage of the Thames Path, I think in part because the last stage I did (the south bank central London section) was so bleurgh, particularly compared to the stage before (Putney to Battersea) which I absolutely loved, that I almost don’t want to do the next stage…

Thames Path (South) – Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge (section 2)

So, I did the next section of the Thames Path (south) today, section 2. I had been looking forward to it because hey, Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge is pretty much the central London bit but nah, actually this section was pretty much a damp squib. It starts off okay, Battersea Park. But then you…

Thames Path (south) – Putney to Battersea

I did subsection 1d of the south side of the Thames Path and it was definitely my favourite bit so far, lots of posh buildings to gawp at and the Thames was low, the weather blustery and the sky mostly blue, so rather dramatic. Also, big bonuses, no mud and 99.9% even surfaces.

Thames Path (south) – Mortlake to Putney Bridge (section 1c)

So, I did the next bit of the Thames Path (south) today, section 1c, Mortlake to Putney Bridge. The weather was gloomy and it all felt rather Dickensian. With this subsection, I really liked how you could see the river’s surroundings become slowly more central London-ish. Although there were still a fair share of slightly…

Starting the Thames Path (south) – Teddington Lock to Mortlake

After finishing the Capital Ring, I needed another walking challenge, so I’ve decided to do the Thames Path (just the London bit). There are two routes, north bank and south bank naturally and I plan to do both (unless I get really bored of walking by the Thames, there isn’t exactly any hills – obviously…