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BigED


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Joined: Jan 2016
Post: #1
07-10-2016 12:51 PM

Hello all - anybody know of/recommend any outdoor gyms in local parks and open spaces around SE23? I know of the ones in Mayow Park which are good but, in the interests of variety, wondered if there are others around these parts.

Thanks

BigED

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Perryman


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Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #2
08-10-2016 03:34 PM

Peckham Rye.

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Sandpiper


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Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #3
08-10-2016 04:35 PM

There's equipment in Dulwich Park too.

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BigED


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Post: #4
11-10-2016 12:24 PM

Thanks - will check them out in due course.
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InTheForest


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Post: #5
18-10-2016 03:21 PM

There's one in Betts park in Anerley.

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BigED


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Post: #6
14-12-2016 04:03 PM

Anerley is a bit too far off my beaten track though no doubt some readers will be able to check that out.

Anyway, the winner is.... Mayow Park. A good selection of machines in reasonably good nick. (You might get unlucky and be blocked from the sit-up benches for half an hour or so by a couple of people who just want to step on them now and again and spread the fecal matter from the soles of their trainers, but that might not happen. And maybe they disinfected it when they left. With that proviso, it's very good.) Also, there is a more serious group of installations in the north west corner for people who want to use just their body as a counterweight (not seen it used much, but we are in winter now). And a fun-looking kids area to try to stop the junior in your life from turning into a couch potato. Junior gym, complete with a zipwire which I have been cruelly informed I should not use.

Would love it if Blythe Hill or Hilly Fields had something similar but not seen them. Dulwich and Peckham parks are ok but more limited range of equipment.

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Poppy9560


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Post: #7
14-12-2016 05:04 PM

Blythe Hill Fields has the trim trail Smile

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BigED


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Post: #8
14-12-2016 05:06 PM

what's the trim trail? Do you have to be trim when you start or is that how you are supposed to end up?

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BigED


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Post: #9
14-12-2016 05:12 PM

http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk/gallery.htm has pics of the trim trail - looks a bit hard core for me. I like things you can sit on. But when I am super fit this is where I can head next when I am in training for the tough mudder or some other madness.

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