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Walk, Talk, Munch the Capital Ring Walk 3 - Beckenham to Streatham Common
A NEW KIND OF DESI GIRLS MEETUP This summer - rather than our usual 3-4 hours chatting over 3 courses and coffee, I thought we could try a little activity first to earn our lunch! This is no tough full day of hiking at a fierce pace - this is a leisurely walk with chat, maybe the occasional photo and sometimes a few minutes to just gaze taking in a beautiful view in London's wonderful green spaces. We'll meet at 10:30 am somewhere we can grab a quick coffee and use the conveniences before we leave at 11 am for a couple of hours strolling followed by a spot of lunch. ABOUT THE CAPITAL RING PATH This is an inner London circular orbital route linking parks, commons and open spaces, and very well served by public transport. While there is a good proportion of pavement on the route, there are many sections that feel quite rural, in green parks and woods, round lakes and reservoirs and along rivers and canals, and there are a number of long parkland sections such as in Richmond Park, and many fine views across the distant City from the higher sections. Leaving the Thames path at Woolwich, the route includes Maryon Park, Woolwich Commons, Oxleas Wood, Eltham Palace, Crystal Palace, Wimbledon Park, Richmond Park, crossing of the Thames at Richmond, Syon Park, Brent River Park, Grand Union Canal, Horsenden Hill, Harrow on the Hill, Fryent Park, Brent Reservoir, Highgate Wood, Queens Wood, Parkland Walk, Finsbury Park, the New River, Clissold Park, the Lea river, the Olympic Park site at Stratford, the Greenway, and finally the Woolwich foot tunnel under the Thames. This is the website: or there's this one . We won't necessarily stick to the distances they suggest - we 'll be starting with walks 4 to 6 miles long. I would like to walk the whole capital ring over the coming months but don't feel you must. Just come whenever convenient. Also if you haven't got time to come for the whole walk on a day, or to stay for lunch, just come along as far as you can. THIS THIRD WALK Our third walk on the Capital Ring path will be the approximately 6 miles from Kent House Station, Beckenham to Streatham Common We start with a coffee at a cafe called Kent House Coffee and Flowers, just outside the station at 10:30. At 11:00 we'll set off on the walk and head towards Streatham. We'll encounter the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace park, walk through ancient oak woodlands at Biggin Wood and take in the views and gardens at Norwood Grove with its early 19th century white mansion. We'll end with a bite to eat at The Railway, a gastropub at 2 Greyhound Lane, opposite Streatham Common station - here's the menu :

Kent House Coffee and Flowers

Plawsfield Road (next to Station) Beckenham · Bromley

Respond by: 7/20/2018
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