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Sutton and Wandle Valley Group

We are a friendly, socially active Ramblers Group welcoming all who enjoy walking. Our walks programme is extensive and varied covering all days of the week.

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Overview

Please see the link to the Inner London Ramblers webpages about the Green Chain Walks. This walk consists of section 1 and most of section 2 in their descriptions. This is the first of several sections I will walk.

The Walk starts from Hoveton Road Bus Stop on Crossway. The walk up to lunch is paved and fairly flat. We walk up to the Thames, then east for short distance, before heading roughly south through suburban parks. We pass South Mere (lake) and head south to Lesnes Abbey to have lunch after 2.5 miles (café for lunch with outdoor seating only or picnic and toilets). If it should be very wet there is a Costa Coffee at the end of the walk.

After lunch we walk through Lesnes Abbey Woods where there is some light mud and 250 feet of climbing. We then walk along suburban roads to Frank's Park. From here we head, on a bridge across the railway and the A2016 to the Thames. We walk south along the Thames to Erith Riverside Shopping Centre (Costa Coffee) and then on to Erith Station.

 

Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:40 am
Start time:
11:15 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
9.7km / 6.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

There is an ASLEF overtime ban but I hope that will not disrupt travel arrangements too much.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
TQ 26058 63861
Nearest postcode:
SM1 4FR
what3words:
newly.rush.normal
Meeting time:
9:40 am

Sutton Station Platform 1 for the 09:46 St Albans City train to Farringdon arriving 10:28. We walk to Platform A for the 10:42 Elizabeth Line Train to Abbey Wood arriving 11:04.

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 47406 79039
Nearest postcode:
SE2 9QG
what3words:
letter.follow.pops
Start time:
11:15 am

Front Entrance to Abbey Wood Station (Harrow Manorway Exit). We turn left out of station a short way to Bus Stop C. We then take bus 229 (Thamesmead) or 472 (North Greenwich) to Hoveton Road on Crossway where walk starts.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 51152 78098
Nearest postcode:
DA8 1TY
what3words:
veal.pads.sling
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm

Erith Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking