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Cicerone Guide: Walking in London: Park, Heath and Waterside - 25 Walks in London's Green Spaces

Walking / Outdoor GuideNew

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Peter Aylmer(Author)

195 pages, 152 colour photos, 70 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Oct 2017 | #238134 | ISBN-13: 9781852848132
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

Walking in London presents 25 varied walks exploring London's green and open spaces. Covering both the city centre and the Greater London area, it takes in royal parks, heaths, forests, canals and rivers, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. Walks range from 4 to 14 miles and most can be accessed by public transport. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS mapping, Walking in London features practical information on parking, public transport and refreshments. Each walk showcases a particular species of wildlife that you might encounter, and there is fascinating background information the history and conservation of the capital's wild spaces. London is a city of 8 million people and 8 million trees, and its vast open spaces are home to 13,000 species of wildlife. Walking in London is an ideal companion to exploring a greener, more gentle side to the city.


Contents

Introduction
      The geology of London
      London’s open spaces
      When to go
      Safety in London
      Getting around London
      Access
      What to take
      Maps
      Using this guide
East to the Lea
      Walk 1 Rainham Marshes and Coldharbour Point
      Walk 2 Dagenham’s open spaces
      Walk 3 Epping Forest from Chingford
      Walk 4 Wanstead Flats and Park
      Walk 5 Olympic Park and Greenway
      Walk 6 River Lea
Lea to Brent
      Walk 7 Enfield Chase
      Walk 8 Regent’s Canal
      Walk 9 New River and Parkland Walk
      Walk 10 Royal Parks
      Walk 11 Hampstead Heath
      Walk 12 Dollis Valley Greenwalk
Brent to Wandle
      Walk 13 Ruislip Woods
      Walk 14 Yeading Brook
      Walk 15 Crane Park
      Walk 16 Bushy Park and Home Park
      Walk 17 Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park
      Walk 18 Kew and Isleworth
      Walk 19 Wandle Trail
East of the Wandle
      Walk 20 Happy Valley
      Walk 21 Hills and woods of Croydon
      Walk 22 Sydenham Hill Wood
      Walk 23 Woodlands of south-east London
      Walk 24 Chislehurst
      Walk 25 Downe
 
Appendix A Long-distance paths in London
Appendix B Where to find out more


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Biography

Peter Aylmer discovered the joys of walking in London as a way of relaxing after work – first by walking back home through Epping Forest, and then by using the Regent's Canal instead of the Central Line. Over many years he has found just how good London can be to walkers, if you know where to look. While writing this book, Peter was chair of the London branch of the Long Distance Walkers Association, which offers both long day walks and short evening walks in and around the London area. Beyond London, Peter has completed many long-distance trails and has developed his own routes from the south to the north of each of Wales, England and Scotland. Keen on Britain's wild places as much as its greatest city, he is publications officer for the Mountain Bothies Association.

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