Friday, 23 October 2009

Island Gardens to Waterloo

Jane Rosoux reports...

"I attach a few photographs taken on Sunday's 7 mile walk along the Gerald Colton Way Extension from Island Gardens to Waterloo led by Robin Midwinter. Disappointingly there were only four present at the start. It is possible that others were put off by engineering works on the DLR and on other lines but they missed an interesting walk in good weather which had brought out the crowds.

Robin started off along the Thames Path then headed for Mudchute Farm before making for Canary Wharf by an indirect route.

He then headed for The Thames, passing the statue (pictured below)

to follow the North Bank Thames Path to Wapping and the lunch stop at the 'Town of Ramsgate'.

Here I joined the party to make it five, having set out too late, gone to Canary Wharf and then wrongly guessed the route between there and Island Gardens. We crossed to the South Bank of The Thames via Tower Bridge...

The final image shows a skeleton sitting on a wall - perhaps getting ready to jump on Hallowe'en?"


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Eastbourne Circular

Jane Rosoux reports...

"A party of 12 set out on Saturday for the 20 mile walk from Eastbourne on a slightly chilly but bright day. We were rewarded by fine views of Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters, the Cuckmere Valley and Seaford Head in the distance.

Not all were experienced walkers and one dropped out at the halfway point at Exceat where we stopped for lunch. The afternoon saw a change of scenery with a section of the Friston Forest, Litlington village and then a climb up to Lullington Heath National Nature Reserve. After welcome refreshments at Jevington we got back to Eastbourne Station at around 5.15 pm."

Jane kindly took and sent the following photos...

Clare Kirkbride (third from left), led the walk.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Hampstead Heath Autumn Ramble, 7th October

Hampstead Stalwart Robin Midwinter led a mid-week walk around the Heath last week.

There was a party of twelve, pictured below. Robin is on the extreme left.

The early autumn colours were stunning... I leave you with some views, taken by Jane Rosoux...