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…

Capital Ring ‘Round-up’

So, I’ve completed the Capital Ring! I started it on a bit of a whim on a miserable February day last year; I liked walking but I was bored of my normal routes, so I wanted to try something new and living near the Ring, I’d seen the signs, so it finally piqued my interest….

Capital Ring – the final section (for me)

So, the final Capital Ring section for me, I had started, back in February 2016 on section 7 and today I finally did section 6, Wimbledon to Richmond. I had been looking forward to this one, as section 6 is home turf, well the Richmond Park bit of the section is anyway, despite living relatively…

Capital Ring – Section 5

So, section 5, Streatham to Wimbledon, my penultimate section (I started on section 7). This was not a particularly gripping section, hence only one photo. Most of the route was through suburban streets and most of the green spaces (the few that there were), were, well, suburban, although bits of Wandsworth Common, basically the bit…

Capital Ring section 4 – Crystal Palace to Streatham

I’ve nearly completed the Capital Ring (I started the Ring on section 7). I had planned to do both sections 4 and 5 today, as section 4 is quite short (6km) but my poor, operation scarred tummy was protesting, so I stuck at just the one. I think though, weather and time permitting, that I…

Section 2 and a bit of the Capital Ring

Section 2 starts at Falconwood, it’s quite a short section, only 6km, so when I hit the end at Grove Park, I carried on and did a bit of section 3, up to the first turning in Beckenham Place Park, I then carried on and walked to Beckenham Hill station, although looking at it, if…

Completing Section 1 of the Capital Ring

I got to finish section 1 of the Capital Ring today or should I say, do the vast majority of it, due to getting horribly lost last time I attempted it. I had got so lost, I only, once back on track, managed to get as far as the gate to Maryon Park (which is not…