• Around Ealing, River Brent, Greenery and a Viaduct - Walk/Hike 8 miles

    Come along for this walk/hike around Ealing Broadway. We shall walk through Pitshanger Park, follow the River Brent, see a Victorian viaduct, Lammas Park and Walpole Park before returning to our starting point. Walk length: 8 miles (13 km) approx. circular - The path is smooth with gentle slopes. The pace is relaxed though you need to be fit. The end time may vary, depending on the pace and weather. Please note that this is a longer walk. Only RSVP if you're comfortable with walking long distances. There is a 35-minute break planned midway at the Viaduct Pub, for a toilet break and a quick drink. We shall then continue through the Brent River Park in Hanwell, and walk under the viaduct. WHARNCLIFFE VIADUCT, HANWELL The Wharncliffe viaduct was built in[masked]. It was completed the year Victoria became queen. It carries the Great Western Railway (GWR) across the Brent Valley, between Hanwell and Southall, at 66 feet (20 m) high. Its length is 70 feet (21 m). The viaduct was constructed for the opening of the GWR, the first railway built in Britain. (Wikipedia) At the end of the walk, there will be optional drinks at the Sir Michael Balcon pub, 5 min. away from Ealing Broadway Station. In the event you need to drop out the walk, please let a member of the group know so we are reassured you're well. Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Weather Policy (http://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/20970392/Weather_Policy/)-Walking Policy (https://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/21683392/Walking_Policy/) My number is Beatrice -[masked] Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend. Meetup cost: £ 4 payable cash on the day. This meetup is organised in conjunction with https://www.meetup.com/Walking-Victorian-London https://www.meetup.com/London-Nature-Walks-and-Socials ------------------------------ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BS.Stress.Relief.Coaching Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beatricesetze Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/beatrice_s001 LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/beatrice-setze http://www.beatricesetze.com

  • Sydenham Hill Wood, Dulwich Park and Horniman - Nature Walk & Free Museum Visit

    Forest Hill Station Devonshire Road London SE23 3HB

    £3.00

    Join us for a short walk in Forest Hill. We'll stroll through one of London's finest nature reserves, Sydenham Hill Wood. This is a remaining patch of the old Great North Wood which stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. Walk length: 4 miles (6 kms) approx., circular. We'll then visit Dulwich Park and its small wetland and the Horniman Museum. There is a stop at the garden of the Horniman Museum for the view of central London, before visiting the museum. The museum opened in 1901. The main collection is free to visit. Dulwich park was opened in 1890. In[masked], the park was restored to its original Victorian layout. In December 2011, a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Divided Circle) was stolen. Suspected scrap metal thieves cut it from its plinth. At the end of the walk, we'll use the Capitol pub near Forest Hill Station. This is a former late 1920s cinema converted into a beautiful pub. Meetup cost: £3 payable cash on the day. Coming from central London, use the pedestrian crossing toward the exit where we meet (opposite track). Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Weather Policy (http://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/20970392/Weather_Policy/) - Walking Policy (https://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/21683392/Walking_Policy/) My number is Beatrice -[masked] Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend. This meetup is organised in conjunction with https://www.meetup.com/Walking-Victorian-London and https://www.meetup.com/London-Nature-Walks-and-Socials ------------------------------ SOCIAL MEDIA Join me Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BS.Stress.Relief.Coaching Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/beatrice_s001 Linkedin - http://www.linkedin.com/in/beatrice-setze http://www.beatricesetze.com

  • Ruislip Lido and River Pinn - A Walk/Hike from Northwood Hills to Ickenham 7 mi

    Join us for a walk from Northwood Hills (Metropolitan) to Ickenham (Metropolitan, Piccadilly lines). We shall visit Ruislip Woods, Lido and follow the River Pinn to Ickenham. Walk length 7 miles (11 km) approx. The ground is relatively flat. Please note that the ground is uneven alongside the River Pinn and walking shoes with ankle support are strongly recommended. The end time may vary in function of the pace and weather. We shall stop on the way at Ruislip Lido for a quick drink and toilets break. Ruislip Lido reservoir was dug in 1811 to feed the Grand Junction Canal and to supply water for the Paddington area of London. In the 1930s the reservoir became a lido, and a popular destination for a day-out. There is a miniature railway that was built in 1946. We may see it working. At the end of the walk, we shall have optional drinks at a pub near Ickenham Station. Comfortable walking shoes with ankle protection and bottled water are recommended. Weather Policy (http://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/20970392/Weather_Policy/)-Walking Policy (https://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/21683392/Walking_Policy/) My number is Beatrice -[masked] Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend. Meetup cost: £4 payable cash on the day. This meetup is organised in conjunction with https://www.meetup.com/Walking-Victorian-London and https://www.meetup.com/London-Nature-Walks-and-Socials ------------------------------ SOCIAL MEDIA Join me Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BS.Stress.Relief.Coaching Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beatricesetze Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/beatrice_s001 LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/beatrice-setze http://www.beatricesetze.com

  • Chislehurst in Kent: Ancient Woodland and History - Long Walk/Hike 6.5-8.5 mi

    Come along for a long walk/hike around the historical village of Chislehurst in Kent. We shall walk through an ancient woodland and see some historical landmarks on the way. There are two options for this walk: Option 1: Chislehurst loop - 6.5 miles approx. (10 km), circular. Option 2: Chislehurst to Bromley South - 8.5 miles approx. (14 km), linear. PLEASE NOTE that there are some slopes and some uneven ground. You need to be able to walk at a normal pace with ease. It's mostly a countryside walk. The end time may vary in function of the pace and weather. Historical places we shall see on the way: The Prince Imperial Monument - The son of Napoleon III who lived here in exile with his family, fought against the Zulus in South Africa and was killed there. Alan Watts's birthplace - Alan Watts was born in 1915 and died in 1973. He brought Eastern philosophy to the West. In 1938, he moved to New York and trained as a Zen master. Scadbury Park Manor - It is a moated manor in an ancient woodland dating back to the 12th century that burnt down in 1976. It is now a protected archaeological site. Please bring a lunch pack and water. We shall have stops at a pub for a quick drink and toilet break near Scadbury Park and one for lunch shortly after. The walk finishes either near Chislehurst station if you decide to drop off there as we walk nearby, or you can carry on to Bromley South. You can get a bus at Chislehurst stop B to Bromley South station (bus 61 or 162) if you wish to join us at the pub. We shall have optional drinks at the Richmal Compton pub (Wetherspoon) opposite Bromley South station. Travel from Central London: Take the DLR to Lewisham and a train from Lewisham to Chislehurst (Orpington train platform 2). You can also take the Overground to New Cross and get the Orpington train from there, stopping at Chiselhurst (£2.80 with Oyster card). The 12:05 pm train from Lewisham platform 2 (Orpington) arrives at 12:19 pm. I suggest to take the 11:26 am arriving at 11:49 am, just in case the next one is cancelled. We shall start the walk after the train from London arrives. Please check before you travel. THERE ARE NO PINK READERS SO TOUCH IN AND OUT AT EACH BARRIER. There are also trains from London Bridge, stopping at Chiselhurst: the 11:44 am on Platform 6 (Southeastern to Sevenoaks) arrives at 12:03 pm Chiselhurst, the 11:54 am on Platform 1 (Southeastern to Orpington) arrives at 12:19 pm Chiselhurst. Please double-check before you travel. With Oyster card, the travel from Central London to Chislehurst and return from Bromley South should cost between £5.80 and £9.50. For the return, you can get a train from Bromley South towards Central London (Luton, Welvyn Garden City directions), with stops at Blackfriars, Kings Cross. Meetup cost: £4 payable cash on the day. Comfortable walking shoes with ankle support and bottled water are recommended. Weather Policy (http://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/20970392/Weather_Policy/) - Walking Policy (https://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/21683392/Walking_Policy/) My number is Beatrice -[masked] Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend. __________ SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BS.Stress.Relief.Coaching LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/beatrice-setze Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/beatrice_s001 http://www.beatricesetze.com

  • Clapham Common-Wandsworth Common-Battersea Park - Walk/Hike

    Clapham Common underground station

    £4.00

    Join us for a walk/hike from Clapham Common (Northern line) to Battersea Park, where the first Sub-Tropical gardens in the country were planted in 1863. It is an opportunity to train for longer hikes. The ground is relatively flat, though you need to walk easily at a normal pace. We shall walk through two nice commons: Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common, then walk along the Thames to Battersea Park. Walk length 7 miles/11 km approx. linear. The end time may vary, depending on pace and weather. BATTERSEA PARK SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS In the age of Darwin and exploration of the natural world, weird and colourful exotic plants became a must-have and in 1863, Battersea sub-tropical gardens were created. John Gibson, Battersea Park's first superintendent had been sent earlier to India in 1835 by the Duke of Devonshire who wanted wild orchids. The gardens were destroyed during WW2, to provide allotments to feed the population. In 2004, a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund helped restore the gardens to their former glory. Plants are covered with fleece and straw, and flowers kept in greenhouses during the winter. https://www.batterseapark.org At the end of the walk, we'll have optional drinks at the Asparagus pub on Falcon Road, near Clapham Junction station (5 min. walk). Buses 344, 345 and 49 in front of the pub go towards Vauxhall (Victoria line), South Kensington or Clapham Common. Comfortable walking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Weather Policy (http://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/20970392/Weather_Policy/)-Walking Policy (https://www.meetup.com/London-Stress-Relief-and-Social/pages/21683392/Walking_Policy/) My number is Beatrice -[masked] Please update your RSVP if you cannot attend. Meetup cost: £4 payable cash on the day. This meetup is organised in conjunction with https://www.meetup.com/Walking-Victorian-London ------------------------------ SOCIAL MEDIA Join me Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BS.Stress.Relief.Coaching Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/beatricesetze Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/beatrice_s001 LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/beatrice-setze http://www.beatricesetze.com