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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Westminster to Greenwich

I've had several requests for a walk from mud averse walkers, so here is a shortish jaunt along a southern section of the Thames Path from Westminster to Greenwich

Length 8 miles (13 km)
Toughness  1 out of 10

Getting there

Westminster underground station is served by TFL's Jubilee, District and Circle lines. There are also many bus routes through the area.
Meet at the exit of the Underground Station's ticket hall (with the Houses of Parliament opposite) for 10:30 am

Getting back

Catch a DLR from Greenwich which has many connections with the tube network, alternatively, stroll up to Greenwich mainline station with connections to Deptford and London Bridge and to Rainham in Kent

Tickets

An Oyster Card covering your starting zone and zones 1 and 2.


Overview

An easy flat walk on footpaths. This walk initially crosses Westminster Bridge turning left onto the Southbank to pass the London Eye and generally follows the river (on the left) to Greenwich.  The suggested Lunch stop is the Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe which should be reached shortly after midday.

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2 comments:

Tony said...

I'm going to suggest n=8 added their marks to the day's social canvass, with 5 tackling the full route, 1 starting early (to snare a rabbit at Borough Market) and finishing at lunch, my good self joining at London Bridge and a well known regular (perhaps a local?) popping in to sample a pie at lunchtime (at the Mayflower - delicious even if the maƮtre d' was a little firm).

The weather was w=bright-and-clear-with-good-views-and-a-keen-Easterly-breeze. As we approached our destination we could see the Cutty Sark from some distance away.

Thames Path closures and diversions kept us on our toes but we made it to Greenwich in good time to sample the hot desserts in the 'Spoons and, for those with more time to make a day of it, had a quick look around Greenwich Market.

There was no mud-larking and no mud underfoot.

Overall just enough walking was had to justify the calorie intake.

Thanks to Mike for posting this interesting urban walk.

Anonymous said...

Rats - looks like I should have kept going to sample some deserts