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Walks for all Ages in Greater London

Walks for all Ages in Greater London

by: Ardella Jones
London is full of hidden treasures, secret gardens and unexpected wildernesses only walkers get to see. From Epping to Richmond and Hampstead to The Docklands, this selection of 20 mainly circular walks can be accessed from tube or railway stations.

This book offers the opportunity to explore medieval courtyards and alleyways of the City and the London 'villages' that are steeped in history like Hampstead and Wimbledon. London's parks, commons and canals are oases of green and tranquillity where wildlife and nature flourish.

A number of walks take in the Thames, others offer breath-taking panoramic views across the metropolis from Alexandra Palace, Primrose Hill, Parliament Hill and Wimbledon. Major historic sites of St Pauls cathedral, the Tower of London and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich are included in walks inviting discovery of hidden gems.

The directions and maps are easy to follow, but bear in mind that the rate of change in the City means lots of new building work and possible variations. Each walk begins with some notes outlining the highlights of the route. A 'basics' panel gives distance, gradient, difficulty, approximate time, OS Explorer map number, path description, start point grid reference, suitability for dogs and local refreshment facilities and public toilets. There are full colour large scale maps to supplement the route instructions and plenty of colour photographs throughout the book. This book is a great resource for exploring London on foot and excellent value.

The walk locations are:
West London Royal Parks: Palaces and Princesses - 6 miles
South East London: Ancient Woods and Gothic Towers - 2.25 miles
South West London Thames: Richmond and Twickenham - 3.5 miles
City: Postman's Park, Dr Johnson's House and Old Bailey - 2 miles
North West London: Hampstead Heath, Ponds and Great Houses - 5 miles
North West London: Kensal Green Cemetery, a Victorian necropolis - 3 miles
South London: Wimbledon - 2.5 miles
Central London: Holland Park's Mansions, Statues and Peacocks - 2.5 miles
City of London: The Great Fire, the Guilds and the Bankers - 3 miles
Maritime Greenwich to Canary Wharf - 2.5 miles
Parklands, Woodland and Alexandra Palace - 6 miles
Richmond Hill and Richmond Park - 6 miles
East London Forest: Theydon Bois to Epping - 4 miles
Little Venice, Camden Lock and Primrose Hill - 5 miles
East London City: The Rag Trade - 3 miles
Putney to Barnes: Palaces, Piers and Blue Plaques - 8 miles
Blackheath to Maritime Greenwich - 5 miles
Urban Tottenham, Locks and Lee Navigation - 6 miles
Thames South Bank: London Eye to Tower Bridge - 2.5 miles
William Morris and Morden Hall Park - 4 miles

ISBN 9781910551097 Pages 128 (2016) 120mm x 220mm

Price: 7.95