Thames Path South – section 3c

We did the next bit of section 3 on the south side of the Thames Path today, Greenwich to Thames Barrier. It was considerably nicer weather than when we did sections 3a and b, so some photos. Excuse the mainly black and white shots, the area felt very much a black and white area, when…

A book inspired walk – Alperton Tube to Paddington Basin

I recently read Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, close (ish) to the beginning of the story, one of the characters walks from his posh flat in central London to an area near Wembley and he walks along the Grand Union Canal. In one bit of his journey, he walks along an aqueduct over the North…

August 2018 photos

I’ve done much more traveling than normal for me this month, so lots of photos, also check out my Bournemouth post. Frieze Sculpture 2018 (Regent’s Park, London – still on until 7 October) Cwm Idwal walk (in Snowdonia, one of the most challenging walks I’ve been on, although saying that, little kids were doing it) Flowers from my…

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…

Beverly Brook Walk

I finally got round to doing the Beverly Brook Walk today, I’ve done bits of it before but not all of it. It runs along the Beverly Brook, through Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and along various other smaller commons near the Thames. It’s not, to be honest, the most exciting walk in the world but…

5 things I liked this week – 29.12.17

1. Getting seats on trains. 2. Getting one of Z’s amazing hand drawn Christmas cards (they’re always very personalised). 3. Some nice walks somewhere different. 4. Watching old walking programmes about the Lake District with my dad (I would love to walk there one day). 5. Watching The Miniaturist on TV.

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…