Saturday, 11 April 2009

Good Friday: Erith to Petts Wood

Jane Rosoux writes:

"Dear Steve,

"I attach photographs of the joint Hampstead and Hammersmith, Fulham and Wandsworth Group ramble along the London Loop from Erith to Petts Wood on Friday, 10th April."

"The weather was dry but dull and there were 11 in the party, including myself, at the start."

"Two of them were a Chinese couple who were not used to walking and they dropped out before we reached the lunch stop at Old Bexley where some participants enjoyed good pub food and others picnicked near the church, which has an unusual spire."

"After lunch at which 2 further members of the party dropped out the remaining 7 continued along the River Cray for the first part of the afternoon then our route took us through Scadbury Park where there were the ruins of a moated manor house which include later brickwork, the result of an attempt at partial reconstruction."

"That walk was a mere 16 miles but a Blackheath Group member told me he was going on a 19 mile walk on Sunday and a 21 mile walk on Wednesday and another man, who is not an RA member and normally walks on his own, is starting a sponsored walk along Hadrians Wall on the 1st May when 24 walkers (with back-up) will be aiming to walk the 90 miles from Walls End to Bowness on Solway in 3 days!"


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