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Friday, 21 July 2017

Evening Walk – Dulwich Summer Pavilion: Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

Length: 6.6 km (4.1 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs

Meet: Sydenham Hill Station/College Road exit (Zone 3) at  18.45 (i.e. take the 18.30 Orpington train from Victoria, arrives Sydenham Hill at 18.44).  
Return: from West Dulwich (one stop closer to London), every 15 minutes  on xx.06

So, ‘Sarf’ London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery  has its own Summer Pavilion this year, rivalling the established West London one at the Serpentine Gallery ? And it’s got a Pavilion Bar and Free Friday Lates? Let’s be checking it out… (Note: a Pavilion-visit is free, but must be booked ahead. Book your ticket here.)

This walk takes you through Dulwich Wood & Sydenham Hill Wood (together the largest extant part of the ancient Great North Wood in the Borough of Southwark), the splendid Horniman Gardens (with fine views of the City of London) and Dulwich Park, finishing in Dulwich Village for refreshments. If you get disorientated in Dulwich Wood or Sydenham Hill Wood, don’t worry too much as wandering around, you will in time come across the car wide metal bridge, from which you may resume the directions. 

Tea: apart from the Pavilion Bar, one pub and various bars and restaurants in Dulwich Village, and Belair House Bar & Restaurant  on the way to the station.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here.T=short.9


Chris L said...

Pavilion Friday Lates tickets are sold out, but ... "Once advance registration has sold out there will still be spaces available on the door - just turn up! Once we reach capacity a queuing system will be in operation so please arrive early to avoid disappointment." No chance of arriving early if you're doing the walk first, but you might still be lucky enough to get in - just don't count on it.

Chris L said...

After a long period of closure for refurbishment, the Crown & Greyhound pub in Dulwich Village recently re-opened. It appears to be a rather more upmarket establishment than previously, but might be a welcome watering-hole towards the end of the walk.

Thomas G said...

N=9 walkers were up for this walk, in w=dry-but-overcast conditions.
The woods and the park didn't disappoint, the pavilion at the gallery was interesting to look at and provided for an interesting drinks provision, even if the waiting time for service was much too long. The pre-booked ticket wasn't really needed, as anyone w/o one could register on the spot and get in.
5 went on to have dinner at Rocca, a very-good-value-for-money Italian.
Hard rain had begun while we were at dinner, so it was a hurried dash for the train afterwards.