Thursday, May 31, 2012

River Ravensbourne

In the past couple of months I have been to both ends of the River Ravensbourne

It rises from the ground at Caesar's Well in Keston in the Borough of Bromley...

...and then feeds a series of ponds.

After flowing through Bromley, Lewisham and Deptford, it joins the River Thames at Deptford Creek:

Here the landscape is quite different from where it started, with building sites along its banks and remains on the Thames shore, at the point it joins, of hundreds of years of industrial activity. Beautiful in its own way of course!

Update: on Thursday June 21st (10am to 4pm) Lewisham Rivers and People project are organising a Ravensbourne Expedition (Source to Mouth) - an epic 12 mile walk. Meet at Keston Ponds Car Park (off Westerham Road)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a nice little sketch of one of (perhaps, not ignoring the Quaggy) Lewishams huge natural assets. For lots of it's stretch it's a real asset and gives people a real sense of 'grounding', but, when it reaches the heart of Lewisham, near Loampit Vale, it's badly treated, and, for me, it's treatment at Cornmill gardens only goes to prove that we need to show this natural resource a lot more respect and free it from it's concrete constrains wherever possible.