Shorter local London Walks have been essential in Lockdown
Under normal circumstances, I would not go out on so many London walks. local London Walks hasn’t been top of my list, but under the circumstances I have made do and even enjoyed staying closer to home.
As we approach winter and face short days, longer walks further afield are not practical. It doesn’t help that cafes, bars and places of interest are closed due to Lockdown.
In between Lockdowns, I have made do with a lot of ad hoc walks.
London is a great place to walk about as there is always so much going on. It’s not the best place to avoid people though, even in LOCKDOWN.
Those of you who know me, will be aware I live in Brixton so I spend a lot of time here. Using public transport at the best of times is a fairly awful experience, but there is only so far I can walk within London. I’m only an hours walk from the Thames so that’s a good thing.
I am just as close to Herne Hill and Brockwell Park, as I am to Brixton.
WALKING TO CHELSEA IS A REAL BOOST TO THE SYSTEM, WITHIN AN HOUR I AM IN BATTERSEA PARK OVERLOOKING THE RIVER, AND THEN I'M CROSSING THE ALBERT BRIDGE TO CHELSEA.
My short lunch time walks mainly up and down the Grove are a life saver.
Camberwell is an interesting area, and I love walking about here in my lunch half hour. Camberwell deserves a blog of it’s own, but in the meantime, see below for some interesting Camberwell facts and stories.
A walk starting in Brixton to Crystal Palace then over to Forest Hill, this turned into a 10 mile walk, as we took a wrong turn when coming out of Crystal Palace Park. I often visit the small garden Centre in Penge, but thought better of it, as people seemed to be in the mood to queue for anything. Hordes of people were waiting for ever to buy a cup of coffee in the park.! I don’t have the patience for that.
Recently I did a 12 mile walk from Richmond to Wimbledon
It was great to be in a bit of open space and see the Deer. My walking partner was leading this walk and the battery on his phone had quit so we ended up a bit lost in the woods. My knees felt the strain as did my feet. Fortunately it wasn’t too cold or raining.
I have written few blogs about walking in London that can be found in my archives or how about this one for a starter? .Brixton v Clapham
Until next episode on 31/12/2020 Keep on Keeping on..