Fancy a bit of a challenge? If so why not try this month’s Green Chain “Mega Walk” covering some amazing green spaces in Lewisham and beyond.
Ian Bull who is leading the walk said:
The further you go the better the landscape gets and tired feet will want to keep going! We’ll pass through miles of dense woodland and see wonderful views that extend right over the city out to the North Sea. Hundreds have taken part in this walk and every participant has come away delighted .Yes, it’s a little challenge but don’t let that put you off. The like minded company is always pleasant and the camaraderie see’s everyone through to the finish. There’s no charge and no need to book. A packed lunch is essential.
The mega walk is just one of countless events and activities that feature in this Autumn’s Green Chain “What’s-On” guide. The quarterly guide enables visitors to see at a glance what is happening in and around the Green Chain- and if you have kids it takes all the hassle out of planning what to do! .
Cllr Susan Wise, Lewisham Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services said:
Autumn is the perfect time of year to get out and about and to explore the beautiful surrounds and history we have here in the region – all of which is so easily accessible through the Green Chain Walk.. Weekends provide an ideal opportunity for families to discover more about their local area.
The events listed below are just a very short selection of what’s on offer; for more information about individual events just click on to our “What’s On” page of our web site www.greenchain.com, or sign-up to our quarterly newsletter by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Chain Megawalk
Saturday 29 September9.15am-6.30pm
Meet atCrystalPalacestation at9.15am
All the way from one end of the Green Chain to the other in one easy go – just 21.5 miles! Average walking pace throughout and you CAN do it. Beautiful landscape, woodland and views throughout. Packed lunch essential. Promoted by WalkLondon. The walk finishes at Erith station. For enquiries please call Ian Bull at 02072233572.
Beckenham Place Park Fungi Walk
Sunday 7 October1.30pm
Meet at the Mansion
Nearest train station: Beckenham Hill
Join the Friends of Beckenham Place Park on an expert walk to identify fungi in the park. This is only an identification walk, not picking to eat! Please email email@example.com for more information.
Walk from Lower Sydenham to Brockley
Saturday 13 October
Meet atLower Sydenhamstation at 10.40
A leisurely 4-mile linear walk via RavensbourneRiver, with a café lunch at Hilly Fields. Led by Brenda & David Horwill. For enquiries please call 01932784866 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Christopher’s Hospice Midnight Walk
Saturday 13 October11pm
51-59 Lawrie Park Road,SE26 6DZ
Nearest train station: Penge East or Penge West
Join us this October for the third StChristopher’s Midnight Walk, raising funds for our Candle Project, which supports bereaved children and young people. The 5-mile walk will start and finish at St Christopher’s Hospice, with the route taking in the local CrystalPalacearea. Please visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/midnightwalk to sign up.
Telegraph Hill Farmers Market
Saturday 17 November10am-3pm
Nearest train station: Nunhead or Queens Road Peckham
Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade burgers and sausages, organic bread, various game, fresh pressed juices, and relishes and sauces. Please remember these great, local markets, rely on your support!
For more information please contact Mark Budd 020 8921 5876
The Green Chain is a connected mosaic of 300 parks and open spaces spreading from the Thames riverside, climbing up from the river over Shooters Hill and across to Dulwich Park. There is a network of 50 miles of footpaths that link these open spaces.
- The Project is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Royal Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark.
- There is a range of material about the Green Chain; a dedicated web site www.greenchain.com provides all the information visitors need to enjoy a day out on the Green Chain, including. details of a route guide contains 11 full colour weatherproof maps for walking sections of the route.