Explore the network of footpaths which link open spaces in Greenwich
By poppy_smith | Friday, October 05, 2012, 11:43
Autumn is the perfect time to explore the network of footpaths which link open spaces in Greenwich.
Explore 40 miles of paths across the Green Chain, linking open spaces across south east London.
Whether you embark on a challenging walk or a scenic stroll, you can discover everything from local nature reserves and lovely parklands and gardens to sports grounds. It's also a chance to spot some wildlife or view some of the borough's iconic and historic sights.
Cllr Harry Singh, the Royal Borough's cabinet member for Greener Greenwich said: "Autumn is the perfect time of year to get out and about and to explore the beautiful surrounds and history we have here in Greenwich - all of which is so easily accessible through the Green Chain Walk."
Here is a selection of what's on offer this autumn:
- Round Walk from Woolwich Dockyard on Wednesday, 24 October. Meet at Woolwich Dockyard station at 11.10am. A moderate 10-mile walk with a pub lunch, leading through historic Woolwich, via Arsenal, Plumstead and Woolwich Commons, Charlton House and Maryon Wilson Park. For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ghosts and Ghouls at Eltham Palace, 28-31 October from 11am-4pm. Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore! Meet our resident ghost hunter who will take you around the palace grounds on the trail of some spooky sightings. Nearest train station: Eltham or Mottingham.
£9.60 per adult, £5.80 per child, £25 per family, free for English Heritage Members. For more information call 020 8294 2548.
- Walk from Falconwood to Charlton on Saturday, 24 November. Meet at Falconwood station at 10am. An easy five-mile linear walk via Oxleas Woods, Severndroog Castle, Charlton Park, Charlton House, Maryon Park and Thames Barrier. Led by Deirdre. For enquiries please email@example.com