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London Loop: Hamsey Green to Coulsdon South

Sunday 15th June 2014 6 miles Toilets: Wattenden Arms, Kenley; The Fox, Coulsdon Common; public toilets at the car park at Farthing Downs; Coulsdon South Station (men’s on the platform, women’s outside the ticket gates).  The Good Companions pub at … Continue reading

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London Loop: Hayes/West Wickham Common to Hamsey Green

Sunday 8th June 2014 9 miles including station links Toilets:  New Inn pub, Hayes (participates in Community Toilet Scheme); Sandrock pub, Upper Shirley.  Note that there are no longer any public toilets outside the restaurant/car park just after Addington Hill, … Continue reading

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London Loop: Petts Wood to Hayes (Jubilee Country Park to West Wickham Common)

Sunday 19th May 2014 10 miles including station links Toilets: Petts Wood Station; Pub in Farnborough; Church Road, Farnborough; High Elms Country Park; Fox Inn pub, Keston; The Greyhound pub, Keston; New Inn pub, Hayes (participates in Community Toilet Scheme). … Continue reading

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Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

Amazing how you can live in London for your entire life, yet still constantly discover new things you’d never seen or heard of before. Back in October I attended a ceremony at the Cross Bones Graveyard, an unconsecrated burial ground … Continue reading

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Grand Union Canal: Harefield to Watford

Saturday 14th December 2013 5 miles approx Toilets: Public toilets in Harefield; Kings Arms, Harefield; Old Orchard, Harefield; Coy Carp, Coppermill Lane; Bury Lake; Batchworth Lock Canal Centre; Watford Station (Metropolitan Line). Last week we only managed to walk five … Continue reading

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Grand Union Canal and London Loop: Uxbridge to Harefield

Sunday 8th December 2013 5 miles approx Toilets: Shopping centre and various pubs in Uxbridge; Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre (1/3 mile off route); Horse & Barge pub, Moorhall Road; Old Orchard pub, Harefield; Kings Arms pub, Harefield; public toilets, … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard, London

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 A short walk away from London Bridge, on Redcross Way, lies the Cross Bones Graveyard.  An unconsecrated burial ground, it contains the remains of thousands of people shunned by society.  Many of them were prostitutes (often … Continue reading

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