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by Ian Bull
24 Sep 2019 01:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guided walk - Saturday 28th. Challenging!
Replies: 0
Views: 921

Guided walk - Saturday 28th. Challenging!

Hullo! Do you like walking? Have you seen those 'Green Chain Walk' signposts? Ever wondered where the Green Chain Walk goes to? If so, there's a rather special 21 mile guided walk this Saturday 28th September and members of 'Sydenham Town' and the other local forums helped to initiate the event in 2...
by Ian Bull
11 Oct 2018 01:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Green Chain Walk - 21 miles on Saturday 13th!
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Green Chain Walk - 21 miles on Saturday 13th!

Hullo everyone Apologies for the short notice. On Saturday, 13th October, there's a chance to walk right to the Easternmost end of the Green Chain Walk at Erith - 21 miles. Average walking pace of 3mph and a packed lunch are vital . The views and woodland are outstanding. Start outside Crystal Palac...
by Ian Bull
28 Sep 2017 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk - Saturday 30th
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Free guided walk - Saturday 30th

Hullo! Do you like walking? If so, there's a rather special guided walk this Saturday, 30th September. It's long at 21 miles but will be led by experts who know how to get people through it - or to transport home if they can't. It does require average walking pace for three 4.5 mile sections and can...
by Ian Bull
8 May 2017 01:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May

Thanks to 'Hissing Syd' for his kind comments. We had an excellent walk, thankyou, you can't have anything else in that area. Within a few minutes of leaving Mottingham station one might as well be in the Countryside. As the day progressed the Sun warmed-away the haze and by the time we arrived at S...
by Ian Bull
3 May 2017 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May

Hullo everyone Have you ever wondered where the Green Chain Walk goes to as it marches off into the East? All those signposts through Sydenham do point somewhere! At 11.00am on Sunday 7th there's a chance to find out. A free guided walk from from Mottingham station to Severndroog Castle on Shooters ...
by Ian Bull
23 Sep 2015 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk on Saturday 26th
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Free guided walk on Saturday 26th

Hullo everyone Do you enjoy walking? Would you like a free, guided walk through superb scenery on Saturday 26th? Ever wondered where all those Green signposts point to? How about 21 miles from Crystal Palace on the 'Green Chain Walk'? Don't worry, the camaraderie and the scenery melt those miles awa...
by Ian Bull
27 Sep 2014 00:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walking - London's best walk - Saturday 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Walking - London's best walk - Saturday 27th

Hullo JMLF

Weather will be nice and warm with no rain. Unfortunately little sun.

I look forward to seeing you, it will be a very good day, it always is!

All the best

Ian
by Ian Bull
26 Sep 2014 03:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walking - London's best walk - Saturday 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Walking - London's best walk - Saturday 27th

Hullo everyone, I'm sure you know that South East London's 'Green Chain Walk' traverses Sydenham. You might have wondered where it goes and why so many regard it as by far the best of London's long distance footpaths. On Saturday 'Walk London' is offering a free guided walk on the Green Chain that w...
by Ian Bull
5 Sep 2014 01:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Long distance walk - TONIGHT!
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Long distance walk - TONIGHT!

Hullo everyone Each year I invite all those who live at the Eastern end of the Green Chain Walk to see where it goes, and why it is justifiably regarded London's finest footpath network. The daytime walk is on Saturday 27th but the night version is tonight and I apologise for the extremely short not...
by Ian Bull
29 Mar 2014 18:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Victorian Marvel - Visit on Sunday 30th
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: A Victorian Marvel - Visit on Sunday 30th

Hullo everyone The visit is now fully booked. Leenewham... Road access is through the very busy and strictly secure Crossness Sewage Treatment Works. Thames Water reasonably only allow direct access on five days or so per annum and tomorrow isn't one of them! Later this year it's hoped to open a new...
by Ian Bull
29 Mar 2014 02:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Victorian Marvel - Visit on Sunday 30th
Replies: 2
Views: 922

A Victorian Marvel - Visit on Sunday 30th

Hullo everybody This is more 'on-topic' than you might think. In 1865 London's main drainage system arrived in Sydenham. Without said sewers development of the area would have been much slower and might not have happened at all. To be precise, the sewer marched up the hills and ended under Church Ro...
by Ian Bull
23 Sep 2013 01:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walks on 28th & 29th. Quite special!
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Free guided walks on 28th & 29th. Quite special!

Hullo everyone, You may know that South East London's 'Green Chain Walk' passes through Sydenham. You might have wondered where it goes and why so many regard it as by far the best of London's long distance footpaths. Next weekend 'Walk London' is offering two, free, guided walks on the Green Chain ...
by Ian Bull
3 Aug 2013 17:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walking - Special walk on Friday night!
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Walking - Special walk on Friday night!

Success! After a 40 minute delay for rain we marched off to Erith and saw wonderful views (Yes, a black sky to the left and a turquoise sky to the right with the City in-between), and a terrific sunrise. If you'd like to try this during the day just be at Crystal Palace station at 09.15 on Saturday ...
by Ian Bull
27 Jul 2013 19:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walking - Special walk on Friday night!
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Walking - Special walk on Friday night!

Hullo everyone, This coming Friday, 2nd August, there's a walk that includes many of the best parts of SE London's 'Green Chain' footpath network, and that means the best woodland and views in London. Its fairly long at 22 miles but will be at a leisurely pace. The difference is that it's overnight!...
by Ian Bull
25 Sep 2012 02:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Special FREE walk - Sat. 29th - Megawalk!
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Special FREE walk - Sat. 29th - Megawalk!

Hullo everyone, Enjoy walking? Want to see the best landscape in London? What starts in Sydenham and goes to the Thames? You probably all know of the 'Green Chain Walk'. You might have wondered where it goes and why so very many regard it as the best footpath in London. On Saturday 29th the seventh ...
by Ian Bull
2 Sep 2012 02:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Today - Victorian magnificence - Crossness

Hullo everyone, Sorry for the last minute notification. This isn't in Sydenham but there'd be no Sydenham without it. In fact, the whole of South London's development depended on just one building. Crossness pumping station. If you'd like to see one of the finest Victorian industrial buildings in th...
by Ian Bull
12 Aug 2012 00:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tuesday 14th - A rare treat
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: Tuesday 14th - A rare treat

I didn't mention the address or the steam railway connection. Sorry! All below... The Crossness Engines Trust The Old Works Thames Water S.T.W. Belvedere Road Abbey Wood London SE2 9AQ Tel: 0208 311 3711 I should point out that there will be a £5 admission charge but I assure you, you won't regret a...
by Ian Bull
11 Aug 2012 03:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tuesday 14th - A rare treat
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Tuesday 14th - A rare treat

Hullo everyone, Could Sydenham have been developed without sewers? Probably not. Our Victorian forebears realised that and sent a main drainage network Eastwards, making today's South London possible in its wake. At the sewer's end they had to build an almighty steam pumping station capable of lifti...
by Ian Bull
23 Jul 2012 01:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Green Chain Walk - Fri 20th - Special event
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Green Chain Walk - Fri 20th - Special event

Many thanks to all those who attended this very successful walk. I appreciated the company of such a good group of people. ST members partook so I know this forum works! The scenery and views were splendid. They always are, yet no doubt improved by the over-night transition in the weather. I think I...
by Ian Bull
20 Jul 2012 14:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Green Chain Walk - Fri 20th - Special event
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Green Chain Walk - Fri 20th - Special event

Hullo Yve, This walk happens twice each year. At night in June or July and in daylight on the last Saturday of September. The day version has been going for years and is promoted by either the Green Chain itself or 'Walk London'. I'll let everyone know about that nearer to its date. You could give i...