Our first walk of 2014 will be a short one embracing St James and Green Parks as well as an introduction to the Tate Britain http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain , where I’m currently thinking of walking around the Turner and Constable section, but I’ll go with the flow of opinion on the day. I’m planning to visit for an hour and people can wander off on their own or just relax chatting in the café. Meet at Pimlico tube station (Victoria Line, this station doesn’t have disabled access) at 12.30 finishing at Green Park tube. The walk first takes us through Bessborough and Riverside Park gardens before arriving at the museum just after 1pm. Afterwards we’ll snake though some other small garden areas as we go around the back of Westminster Abbey, heading in to St James’s Park to admire any spring flowers and the wildfowl on the lake. We’ll then pass by Buckingham Palace and finish at a café near to Green Park tube station (Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines). We should finish by 3.30pm, if not earlier.
Our walks are designed to explore new areas and provide a setting for people to meet and chat to old and new friends, whilst getting a little exercise as well. The museum and bird watching are extras this time. We’ll do a collection as per usual with a voluntary donation of £2 suggested, though you may prefer to donate to the museum.