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Ian Bull

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14-09-2010 02:39 AM

Hullo everyone,

Feeling fit or want to get fit? Ever wondered where that Green Chain Walk goes to? Saturday 25th offers the answer. You will be fit and you'll know where it goes to if you take part in the fifth 'Green Chain Megawalk'. It's part of a superb walking weekend on SE23s doorstep.

Before I write the description, remember, you don't have to do all of this. Here goes...


South East London's 'Green Chain' stretches in a great arc from Crystal Palace to Erith. The first long distance footpath in the Capital it links together a huge variety of undeveloped greenery ranging from playing fields to miles of uninterrupted dense woodland. The Green Chain also offers spectacular views over London and out into the North Sea.

The annual Megawalk allows you to see the best of those views and landscapes in one day.

A 9.15am start at Crystal Palace is followed by 21.5 miles of splendid walking to Erith. For much of the walk you'll have no idea that you are in a City, let alone London.

The key to completing this pleasantly challenging walk is solid progress at average walking pace. No faster and certainly no slower. If three, to three and a half mph is maintained the walk will be comfortably completed by our cut-off time of 6.10pm. The cream of walking in London, the Megawalk generates terrific camaraderie and, a wonderful feeling of achievement at the end.

You can see the route online at... for Crystal Palace to Shooters Hill. for Shooters Hill to Erith.

** Some important points! **

* Meet 9.15am at Crystal Palace railway station.

* You must be reasonably fit to complete this walk. It is steep in places, notably after lunch.

* A packed lunch is essential.

* Make sure you have plenty of water with you.

* The walk leaders No. on the day is 077 998 101 78. NOTE: this cannot accept SMS Texts or voicemail.

There's always pleasant company, the camaraderie and landscape sees everyone through to the finish and yes, it really is London's best walk.

This year the Megawalk is promoted by 'Walk London' which is funded by Transport for London. See...

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Walk Leader, Ian Bull, in advance.

020 7223 3572

ianbull at btinternet dot com


Right, description done and, all of it's true! And yes, you can start or finish at the point of your choice. Everyone is welcome and thanks to the measured pace just about everyone, to their astonishment, finishes. The next day, 26th September, the Green Chain offers some much more local walking. See the entry in 'SE23 Topics'.

I look forward to seeing you!

All the best

Ian Bull

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