Why I Love London, Walk London

Sarah Clark, 38 originally from South West Scotland but has been living in London for nine years. A member of the Metropolitan Walkers but also enjoys walking with friends and her husband.  Lives in the London Borough of Ealing and is a Cathedral Steward.

I moved here nine years ago and am proud to consider myself an adopted Londoner.

My earliest memories of moving to the capital were exploring the city by foot: just wandering through back streets and alleys to discover churches, squares and hidden away pubs.

I joined the Met Walkers just over a year ago. I do like getting out into the surrounding countryside but I'm almost happier to discover London itself: when you have the beauty and greenness of Hampstead Heath. Richmond, Blackheath and Greenwich, then why travel outside of London?

Crystal Palace dinosaur

I especially love walking in the slightly more suburban areas as there hidden gems you just don't hear about otherwise. A friend and I are working our way through the Capital Ring and have discovered areas I would not have known about before.  Crystal Palace and its dinosaurs was another fabulous discovery and the Rookery at Streatham Common. I’ve also found windmills in Brixton, Upminster and Wimbledon.

I led my first walk in September from Osterley to Brentford which was a route unknown to many of my fellow walkers. It was a pleasure to share my corner of London with others.

I’m supporting the Love London Walk London campaign because walking in London has given me such pleasure I'd like to share that pleasure with others.

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