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Summer Walk on the Pool River - Sunday 21st July
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15-07-2013 02:17 PM

If you have never been for a walk along the pool river then you deserve to treat yourself to a visit to this river flowing from Lower Sydenham to Catford and then on to Ladywell Fields. Despite starting behind Sainsbury’s in Lower Sydenham, this is a remarkably pleasant walk suitable for walkers of all ages.

The Forest Hill Society are leading a walk along this route this Sunday starting at 11am. If you are new to the area this is a lovely way to explore an area you might not otherwise know about.

The walk starts at the entrance to the Riverview Walk, opposite the Railway Tavern on Southend Lane (356 goes from Forest Hill Station) close to Sainsbury's Petrol Station and the Southend Lane bridge. Map at

We will follow the river through Catford and on to Ladywell Fields, returning back to Catford where walkers may wish to partake in refreshments at the Catford Bridge Tavern.

The walk will take 1˝ - 2 hours.
Please wear proper shoes (not flip flops, high heels, or carpet slippers) and bring sun screen.

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19-07-2013 09:02 AM

In advance of our walk on Sunday local school children have been painting the bridges along the walk.

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19-07-2013 03:02 PM

At Catford, the Pool River joins the River Ravensbourne. (Which rises at Caesar's Well, Keston)

A bit further downstream at Lewisham, the River Quaggy, (which rises at Locksbottom, between Bromley and Farnborough) also joins.

The combined rivers all eventually discharge into the Thames at Deptford Creek.

All three provide some really nice walks.

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