Walk • Trek • Travel
A photographic record and journal of our walking, trekking and travelling adventures.
London Meet Recce
London Meet Recce

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Today Susan and I met with our friend, Siobán, at Tower Hill tube station in London to do a recce of a walk that Siobán was planning for a forthcoming Walking For Pleasure group meet in London.

Shepperton to Windsor
Shepperton to Windsor

Saturday, 01 July 2017

This was the first day of our two-day adventure that would see us walk from Shepperton to Bourne End but today our objective was Windsor. We had booked accommodation at the Travelodge in Winnersh Triangle simply because it was the cheapest we could find but first we had to drive to Windsor, find somewhere to park and catch a train and a bus to get to the start of the walk, Shepperton. Luckily, I found some free parking at the top of Home Park opposite the tennis courts and it was only a short distance from there to the Riverside Station where we caught the train to Staines. From there…

Teddington Lock to Walton-on-Thames
Teddington Lock to Walton-on-Thames

Saturday, 24 June 2017

We started this section with a train ride from Gravesend to St Pancras, followed by a tube to Richmond and then a train Teddington. We were completely oblivious to that fact that today was the last day of Royal Ascot and so were surprised to see so many people in their ‘posh’ clothes at Richmond station. We arrived at Teddington and walked down to the lock and over the footbridge that we had passed over on our previous walk here and turned right and headed along the path and passed the weir. We stayed on the path until it met Lower Ham Road which we followed until Cranbury…

Hammersmith Bridge to Kew Bridge
Hammersmith Bridge to Kew Bridge

Monday, 29 May 2017

We started our walk today from Hammersmith by making our way back to the Hammersmith Bridge and then following the northern path along the Lower and Upper Mall. There are some terrific old pubs along this stretch and I find it much more interesting than the leafy track on the southern side of the river. Before long we reached the Chiswick Mall where we could see some evidence of recent flooding. Most of the houses along this stretch seem to have their own mini flood defence systems and you can see one or two where these have failed in the past. There is a museum, a shop and a fantastic…

Tower Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge
Tower Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge

Sunday, 28 May 2017

We started our walk this morning with a tube ride from Hammersmith, where we were staying, to Tower Hill, which was where we ended yesterdays walk. We walked along Lower Thames street until we reached London Bridge and then down towards the riverside until we picked up the path along the north bank and then walked on towards Southwark Bridge. At Southwark Bridge, we walked through the pedestrian underpass, Fruiterers Passage which is named after the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, who had a warehouse on the bank above. We continued on to Queenhithe Dock and then up, briefly, into Upper Thames Street before returning via Broken Wharf and…

Thames Barrier to Tower Bridge
Thames Barrier to Tower Bridge

Saturday, 27 May 2017

We started our Thames Path adventure, not at the official start, but at Woolwich Arsenal, walking along a part of the path that is known as the Thames Path Extension. Passing the well known Woolwich Ferry Terminal we made our way along the river towards the Thames Barrier but it wasn’t long before we were being diverted away from the river and on to the A206 as far as New Charlton. The path then took us north to the Thames Barrier and the Official Start of this National Trail which, much to our disappointment, was closed!

Kew Bridge to Teddington Lock
Kew Bridge to Teddington Lock

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Susan and I actually walked this route in reverse and as part of a Walking For Pleasure group walk that included Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park but I have only included the Thames Path section here. We joined the Thames Path at Teddington Lock and walked across the footbridge to take a quick look at the TV Studios before crossing back to walk towards Kew. This is a very busy part of the River and there were plenty of walkers, joggers and cyclists on the path as well as lots of traffic on the river. We made it round to Eel Pie Island which is the site of the…

Are you tired of being stuck in the office? Bored of being chained to a desk? Counting down the days until retirement?
Me too!!
CATEGORIES
FOLLOW US
RECENT POSTS