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CLHG WALK: Humanist Exploration of Greenwich Park

Meet at 12pm at Lewisham Station on the DLR. Finish at Cutty Sark or Island Gardens on the DLR. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs (with some nice hilly bits too!). There are numerous cafes along the way.

From Lewisham we head to Blackheath and past Ranger’s House, home of the Wernher Art Collection. We then head in to Greenwich Park and make for the lovely Flower Garden (with a few exotic wildfowl too) and the Deer Enclosure, before going on to the Observatory to see the free bits (max ¾ hour). There is a great view over London here. Then it’s downhill to the Queen’s House (Queen Anne of Denmark) which has some interesting interior architecture and lots of maritime paintings, before visiting the National Maritime Museum (max 1 hour). This has lots of free exhibitions eg Maritime London, Americas, British Voyagers, Slavery and Trade. East India Company and Nelson’s Navy. All of these places have cafes so if you hate museums, have a cup of tea and a chat. After this we’ll come out past the Cutty Sark to the Thames where there is a Nando’s and Zizzi’s which might make a good place to have something to eat, if we haven’t done so already. If people are up for it we’ll then finish off our walk by walking under the Thames through the tunnel to Island Gardens DLR.

Our walks are planned for exploration and friendly socialising whilst giving us all a bit of exercise too. As usual we’ll invite voluntary donations of £2 but instead of collection for group funds we’ll collect for the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust this time, who have been hit by a downturn in funding recently.

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  • Bigus D.

    Hot, shady (no, not in that way), and full of beautiful scenery.

    June 19, 2014

  • Ada

    I really do like looking at the photos after the walk. They make such a good souvenir. Thanks Mary and anyone else who uploads photos of CLHG outings.

    June 15, 2014

    • Mary G.

      You're welcome, Ada - I'm pleased you like the pics. I too think they're a lovely reminder of the beautiful days we spend as a group in the country and visiting interesting places :-)

      June 15, 2014

  • Mary G.

    What a great day we had, exploring Greenwich Park. I've now posted my photos... Enjoy!

    June 13, 2014

  • David M.

    Thanks to everyone for making it a great day out. We collected £58.32 for Uganda Humanist Schools Trust. I can send a copy of their last annual report to anyone who is interested. A part of their last message to us a month ago was - To UHST Supporters

    The Humanist Schools in Uganda are beacons of tolerance and inclusiveness and, at the very moment when illiberal forces are taking hold in Ugandan society, the schools need all the support we can provide for them.

    The schools are doing well in so many respects. Over 1,500 students are now educated in the Humanist Schools. They provide equal opportunities for girls and for the poorest members of Ugandan society. As a result of the scholarships our supporters provide for the schools, we are able to ensure that many single and double orphans receive a good education. Performance in national examinations is good and the schools are beginning to stand out among schools in similarly impoverished rural areas..

    June 8, 2014

    • Kieron

      Hi David, had I been able to make the walk I would have made a donation, so if you add a fiver to the total, I'll square you up next time I see you.

      June 9, 2014

  • Andre

    I'm still not familiar with train times on Sundays in my new area. The next one will arrive at 11:45 and will take about 20 minutes to arrive in Greenwich. It's only one stop to Lewisham on the DLR. I think I will arrive at around 12:20. I will call if you've already gone for the walk.

    June 8, 2014

  • Paul R

    I'm feeling sick so not going to make it. Sorry about the late call off.

    June 8, 2014

  • Lenka K.

    Sorry guys. I really wanted to go but I won't manage this time...

    June 8, 2014

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