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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Evening Walk - Nunhead, Honor Oak & Peckham Rye [New Walk]

Length: 8.0 km (5.0 mi)
Ascent: 170m
Net Walking Time: 2 hours

Meet at Nunhead station by the exit down from the platform at 18.15.
From Central London, either take the 17.55 Dartford train from Victoria (18.05 Denmark Hill, 18.08 Peckham Rye), arriving Nunhead at 18.10,  
or  the Thameslink service to Orpington (17.47 St. Pancras via all stations to Blackfriars (17.56) then Elephant & Castle, Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye), arriving 18.13.
From Outer London: take either the 17.33 train from Orpington (arrives 18.00) or the 17.30 from Dartford (arrives 18.07).
Return trains from Peckham Rye: plenty in every direction (Victoria, LBG, Thameslink, Clapham J…).

This south east London route links up several noteworthy green open spaces. It starts by meandering through the atmospheric Nunhead Cemetery, one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of Victorian London and now, after having been resurrected from decades of neglect, a Local Nature Reserve.
You then walk along residential streets to Camberwell New Cemetery and the Honor Oak Crematorium in Honor Oak, and on up to One Tree Hill, the most northerly part of what was the Great North Wood and is now a wooded Local Nature Reserve with a magnificent viewpoint.
Walk through the linear Brenchley Gardens park and past Camberwell Old Cemetery and on to the large green spaces of Peckham Rye Park and Common. From there it is just a short walk past a cluster of cafés and modish restaurants and then along Rye Lane, one of the most aesthetically varied, culturally mixed and unique streets in London, to Peckham Rye station, with a plethora of food and drink options  nearby.

For walk directions, map, height profile, photos and gpx/kml files click here.
Tea: Plenty of options en route and near Peckham Rye station, see the webpage or the pdf walk directions for details.  T=short.41

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

1 a bit late, 1 quite a bit late, 17 on time, so n=19 in w=hot-and-sunny weather. 2 of those were Meetup recruits, at least 2 others were first timers. Jolly good walk with several interesting green spaces and some very good viewpoints. Most walkers had been unfamiliar with the area before tonight and found it very varied and scenic. All but a few finished off at Frank's Bar on the rooftop of Peckham Levels, with views of - well, all of London really. Some went on for dinner at The Montpellier pub (off route).