Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Nunhead to Crystal Palace walk
'On Saturday 31st January 'Walk London' invites you to a leisurely taster of the Green Chain Walks forthcoming extension from Nunhead to Crystal Palace . Generally it follows the disused railway line but diverts to make the most of local landscape, views and, places of interest. The walk is free of charge, starts at 11am outside Nunhead railway station and, is 6.5 miles long. Of course, you may break-off at any time. There are some steep slopes and muddy sections. We'll visit Nunhead Cemetery, One Tree Hill, The Walter Segal houses, Horniman Gardens , Sydenham Hill Woods nature reserve, the site of Upper Sydenham station and, Crystal Palace Park. We conclude at the Café near the Park's Penge Gate. The walk should take 3 or 4 hours and the Walk Leader will give a brief historical commentaries. Experts are welcome to correct him! You can see the route on the web here.'