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.