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Free guided walk - 30th September
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Ian Bull

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28-09-2017 04:33 PM


Do you like walking? If so, there's a rather special guided walk this Saturday, 30th September.

It's long at 21 miles but will be led by experts who know how to get people through it - or to transport home if they can't. It does require average walking pace for three 4.5 mile sections and cannot be slower. That said, many who've only joined with the first few miles in mind have found themselves finishing. Very few haven't made it to the end as the camaraderie and unfolding landscape keeps enthusiasm raised.

The details are set-out below and you and friends are most welcome to attend.



The 'Green Chain Megawalk' is London's longest established long-distance guided walk, very many hundreds have taken part, all have thoroughly enjoyed the day and this Saturday, 30th, is the 10th anniversary.

The walk retains its popularity by passing through the Capital's finest landscape, unquestionably its finest woodland, and offers wonderful views over London and Kent later stretching right out into the Thames Estuary and over Essex. In the walk's 21 miles no less than 63% is off-road, increasing to 72% for the section after lunch. Remarkable and unsurpassed figures for a London walk of that length. The Green Chain footpath links together 4,500 acres of undeveloped land in South East London and this walk carefully balances distance and gradient to allow an excellent introduction to that outstanding resource.

The details...

* No need to register, just turn up.

* Meet outside Crystal Palace railway station at 09.15, Saturday 30th September.

* Finish by the Thames at Erith at 18.30 (6.30pm).

* A packed lunch is essential.

* You must be able to maintain average walking pace, that's 3mph.

* The walk is steep in parts.

* The weather forecast is good, no rain.

* You may join or leave at any point and there is excellent public transport throughout.

* We will not finish late!

* You participate at your own risk and are expected to be mindful of your own well-being.

Trains will be running from Erith for our return to central London.

The walk will be conducted by South East London's TfL/Walk London team of Allen Conley, Jim Kernick, and myself.

This is not a TfL/Walk London event as after promoting the Megawalk for nine years they have now ceased support for longer walks. As this is too good to lose we are offering our services voluntarily. We will accept contributions towards our expenses and time should you wish to make any but that is entirely your choice.

I look forward to seeing you on the 30th and please do contact me if you'd like any further details.

All the best


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