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At last - The Green Chain Walk comes to SE23!
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Ian Bull

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14-09-2010 04:12 AM

Hullo everyone,

Good news! London's long distance footpath network is finally arriving in SE23. Yes, on Sunday 26th the Green Chain Walk's long awaited extension from Crystal Palace to Nunhead will open.

There will be an opening ceremony followed by a walk along the route, both of which everyone on is most welcome as are your friends and families.

We'll start from Nunhead station at 2pm and make our way into Nunhead Cemetery for the 'Ribbon Cutting' ceremony. We then progress via Camberwell New Cemetery, One Tree Hill, Camberwell Old Cemetery and, Horniman Gardens (Public Conveniences available) to Sydenham Hill Woods Nature Reserve. Here we'll take the extensions branch to Dulwich Park where a reception with refreshments will take place between 3.30-4.00pm, perhaps a little later. We'll have covered just under five miles. There will be the option of a flatter route via Brenchley Gardens avoiding the steep climb up One Tree Hill.

For those wishing to enjoy the whole route we'll continue from the Dulwich Park reception back down the branch to Sydenham Hill Woods and make our way through the rest of the Nature Reserve to the former Upper Sydenham railway station, High Level Drive and Crystal Palace Park for buses and trains home. We'll be there by 6pm and will have done just over 7 miles.

As many of you will know from previous walks along the proposed route it really is very pleasant and that's without the reception! The ridge of land between Nunhead and Crystal Palace affords wonderful views and the greenery throughout makes the course feel almost rural.

The walk will be led by Mark Budd, the Green Chain Walk's Project Officer, and myself on behalf of Walk London. If you'd like further details contact Mark at . We both very much look forward to seeing you.

Also feel free to contact me if required. ianbull at btinternet dot com or 020 7223 3572.

If you'd like to make it a Green Chain walking weekend, Saturday 25th sees the fifth opportunity to join the remarkably enjoyable 'Green Chain Megawalk'. This isn't through SE23 so I'll put the details in 'Beyond SE23'.

See -

All the best

Ian Bull

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