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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Evening Walk: Battle of the Royals….parks, that is….

Compare and contrast Royal Greenwich Park with her more westerly cousins on Thursday’s evening walk (Island Gardens to Greenwich) T=short.12

Distance:          Approximately 4.0 miles or 6.4 km for those more metrically minded
                         6.0  miles/10 km if starting from Canary Wharf

Difficulty:        2 out of 10

Meet:               Island Gardens (DLR) at 18:45 OR, for those interested in something a bit longer, 18:00 at Canary Wharf Jubilee Line exit (DLR side)

Return:             Greenwich mainline train, DLR or even Thames Clipper

This “hot-off-the-press” revised version of the classic Greenwich Park walk takes you on an interesting journey through time from the Ancient Romans to the Tudors and on to the lavish Georgians and more….The Canary Wharf start has the addition of passing along historic docks and through a city farm before reaching the Island Gardens DLR and picking up any additional walkers for the trip through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and exploration of Greenwich Park...

The fully revised instructions are now available under the download walk tab or here.  Don't forget to bring them along as they are now full of juicy details.....Also, please disregard the old route instructions and map still showing at the bottom of the information page (still updating).

Enjoy the walk!

1 comment:

Karen said...

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4 started from Canary Wharf and wound their way to Island Gardens DLR stop via Mudchute Farm where we caught a glimpse of some snoozing pigs and 4 llamas. We had to divert from the written route as some access was closed due to an event. Our arrival at Island Gardens was perfectly timed and we were joined by 5 other evening walkers (including one first timer). The foot tunnel was busy with walkers and with cyclists ignoring the 'No Cycling' signs but we emerged unscathed on the Greenwich side. The walk route is very good and we all discovered parts of Greenwich Park we hadn't visited before. There are lots of points of interest including the deer park (shy deers though, we only caught glimpses), Queen Caroline's bath and the site of an ancient Roman temple. As the light faded, we were treated to great views from the Royal Observatory of the lights of Canary Wharf and the City.

4 left once the walk was done and 5 went for a bite to eat at The Old Brewery. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining in the lovely garden. Afer some (very good) food and (slightly expensive) drinks, we called it a night. A very good evening.