Walk along the Limehouse Cut

  • July 13, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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There is quite a bit of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes (and a hat if it is sunny).   We start at Hackney Wick Overground station.  Then walk along the canal to Three Mills. There is a nice view of the Oast houses from alongside the canal. And also a Tesco where we can get sandwiches and drinks for a picnic lunch (and toilets).  We will spend about an hour here and then tackle the longest part of the walk along the Limehouse Cut to the Thames. 

This takes about an hour.  It is along a towpath so there are not many places to gather as a group but one or two people could stop and draw as the mood takes you.  And be aware of tow path "etiquette". Watch and listen out for cyclists and stand in to allow them to pass.  At the end of the towpath there is a small park to the left (which you can walk through and out onto the Thames river path) and Limehouse Marina to the right with some very nice boats to draw. 

The aim is to end up at The Narrow pub at around 16.00 which is on the Thames and has outside tables.  As there is no shelter along the Limehouse Cut this trip is vulnerable to the weather so I shall be keeping an eye on the weather forecast.  I will post an update nearer the time.  There are no planned engineering works on the Overground that weekend but check tfl for other lines.

Look forward to seeing you on 13 July.

Martina

My mobile no is[masked] if you miss us at the station or are late.

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  • Walter P.

    The old sun was up there burning. We were down there boiling. Some were given more energy to draw than others. The pub was like an oasis to reach. Great band of pikgrims. I enjoyed every minute. Gotta bounce.

    July 14, 2013

    • Walter P.

      Great band of pilgrims, also.

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Meg

    I just uploaded the two watercolours that I finished up today. Boiling hot - or it at least felt like it - but great day out. Thank you.

    July 14, 2013

  • Ian M.

    Had a great time yesterday.

    July 14, 2013

  • Johno

    Hello and thank you so much for today.
    Had a great day and all the other times we say we wish the sun was out. So wish there had been a dumping of rain to relax the air.
    But all up had a great time.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, cant make it now

    July 13, 2013

  • Meg

    Still travelling to station. I hope to be able to find the group or will call.

    July 13, 2013

  • Johno

    Am on train coming from West Hampstead.
    So not sure what time I will get there.

    July 13, 2013

  • Hannah

    Sorry too hot for me..

    July 13, 2013

  • M T M.

    Ian - about[masked]

    July 12, 2013

  • Ian M.

    Martina,

    What time do you think you will arrive at Three Mills as I might meet you there, rather than Hackney Wick, for transport reasons.

    Cheers,

    Ian

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    July 12, 2013

  • Asif

    Drawing in the sunshine and cooling down with a beer. :-D

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I haven't done any drawing for a very long time. Be nice to start again. See everyone soon
    Tam

    July 9, 2013

  • M T M.

    Abigail- No - it is up to you.

    July 7, 2013

  • Hannah

    Sounds lovely, I'm in :)

    July 7, 2013

  • Abigail M

    do you have to be there for the entire duration of the trip?

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a great idea for a Meetup group! Unfortunately I can't make this month's date, but hoping to join for one of the future events :)

    July 6, 2013

  • M T M.

    Robyn - I have no idea of the distance. Why don't you check out the link to Three Mills which will take you to the Lee Valley website? There might be some information there. Martina

    July 5, 2013

  • Zara

    Sorry I'm booked on a workshop at the Wallace, I seem to have missed so many but will be back with you soon!

    July 5, 2013

  • Robyn S.

    Hallo Martina - can you tell me approximately how long the walk is in miles or km?

    July 4, 2013

  • Ana

    Real shame I have to miss out this time :(( unfortunately I definitely can't make it, as I have promised to be somewhere else a while ago. I look forward to next time :)

    July 2, 2013

  • Cecilia

    HI Martina, I like the idea and the root I would like to join on saturday , Thanks

    July 2, 2013

  • Sunil M.

    Sorry Martina, wedding season starts the same day!! Sounds great though so I may do the route another time myself.
    Enjoy the day

    July 1, 2013

  • Mujammil

    Sorry, Martina. Looks like I'll be joining you.

    July 1, 2013

  • David P.

    hope to see you on saturday, and hoping the weather is like today-ooops, thats done it ...........

    July 1, 2013

  • Doreen April S.

    Sorry, Martina, I seem to miss this one every time and would so love to do it, but I've signed up for Pintarapido that day.

    July 1, 2013

  • Sue P.

    Sorry Martina. I should be at the Urban Sketchers Symposium on that date.

    1 · July 1, 2013

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