Thursday, 24 June 2010

Meditation in the Park - Russia Dock Woodland

Just a short walk from Deptford is what I regard as one of south east London's best kept secrets - Russia Dock Woodland.

If you're a cyclist you might well have already explored its many winding pathways while straying off the Thames Path - on foot you are more likely to have stumbled upon it on the fringes of Surrey Docks shopping centre, or perhaps you enjoy the longer walking route from London Bridge to Deptford, taking in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. I also love it for its wildlife - last visit was particularly memorable for a brief sighting of a kingfisher!

But if you've never been there, now is the time to explore and what better excuse this weekend than to join Meditation in the Park on Sunday from 12-4, especially if, like me, your tolerance of the World Cup has already been exhausted.

As well as learning a range of different meditation techniques, there are guided walks of the ecology park, smoothie-making for kids, and a sleep masterclass, which I'm particularly attracted to.

And if you want to make a day of it, don't forget that Surrey Docks City Farm is only a step away and has a great new cafe as well as plenty of animals to pet.

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