Walks from YMCA Wimbledon from October to December 2018 led by Pam
All these walks start promptly at 10am from Wimbledon YMCA, so walkers are advised to meet in the YMCA reception area 10 minutes earlier.
Tuesday 2 October – Crystal Palace to Dulwich Park
This is a walk through parks and woods where we can hope to enjoy some autumn colour. From Wimbledon station we will take the first train to Clapham Junction and change to platform 15 for the next train to Crystal Palace. The route follows the Green Chain crossing Crystal Palace Park and then onwards through Sydenham Woods to Dulwich Park. This park has a decent café and toilets. On leaving the park we head through Dulwich village to catch the 37 bus to Clapham Common for the Northern line and return to South Wimbledon.
This walk is about 5 miles long on paths and pavements with many inclines and potentially muddy sections.
Tuesday 6 November – Historic Islington Walk
This walk reveals some of the history, architecture and green spaces of Islington. From the YMCA we walk to South Wimbledon station and take the Northern Line to Angel. The walk follows a circular route past Sadler’s Wells theatre through Chapel Market and then past imposing housing and delightful squares to return to The Angel via Upper Street. There are many pubs and cafes on the route so we will take a lunch stop in one of them before returning on the Northern Line.
This walk is about 4½ miles along busy pavements and roads.
Tuesday 4 December – Richmond to Kingston along the Thames
From Wimbledon station we will catch a train to Richmond than walk through the town to the riverside. The route follows the river all the way to Kingston with a lunch break half way at the Tile End Cottage pub by Teddington Lock. Return to Wimbledon is by train or bus from Kingston.
The walk is about 6 miles long and mostly flat but sections of the path can be muddy.