Friday, 26 March 2010

Walks in Deptford

If you don't like walking by yourself or want someone to show you the best routes and tell you a bit about the sights along the way, make a note in your diary about the series of 'Keep healthy' walks starting on 13 April in Deptford.

All the walks will start at the 999 Club on Deptford Broadway, every Tuesday from 11am till 1pm and will run until September. Organised by Family Services UK and funded by the NHS, they are intended to encourage people to discover the physical and mental benefits of walking, as well as offering them company and some local history along the way.
Click on the image to see a larger version of the flyer with full details.

Meanwhile another series of free walks is being organised by the Creekside Education Trust and Lewisham Council, intended to improve access to our glorious Ravensbourne (the lower part of which you will see every time you cross the Ha'penny Hatch footbridge).

This Sunday you can visit part of the Waterlink Way on a guided walk which starts in Ladywell Fields and will take you as far as Bell Green. Meet at 2pm by the cafe/rangers lodge in the northern field.
I can thoroughly recommend the Waterlink Way, I cycle it occasionally and it offers a very unexpected green oasis through a large part of Lewisham borough.

Future events for the coming months include guided walks and wades, conservation days, river clean-ups, education events, environmental training and family fun days. You can join the mailing list if you email Chris.McGaw at lewisham dot gov dot uk.


Catty said...

Where is the Waterlink Way?

Deptford dame said...

Sorry Catty I should have put that in - more haste less speed etc! It starts in Deptford and follows the river for about 10 miles south. Well marked, flat and easy to follow without a map. If you're a cyclist here's the Sustrans link or you can download a map of walks in Lewisham from this page

Catty said...

thank you!