Pole Hill: Chingford

On August 14, 2014 By

Pole Hill: A Favourite Haunt of T.E.Lawrence

Take just a short detour from the London Loop path as it passes through the grasslands of The Chingford Plain, and you arrive at Pole Hill, a place of poignant interest that invites you to pause and reflect.

An obelisk stands there, at the top of […]

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Red House to Foots Cray

On June 10, 2014 By

Wide expanses of cow parsley shimmering in the light form a lasting image from our walk through Foots Cray Meadows. Families and dogs exploring the river banks and delighting in the splash of water is another. Then, not least, is the Red House that we visited at the outset of our walk.

Once home to William Morris, founder of the Arts […]

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Hall Place has a playful, magical feel.  We came to it near the end of our walk from Erith to Bexley. It was in mid-April just as the apple blossom was at its peak and flower-beds were beginning to burst with spring colour.

A Tudor mansion with gardens, Hall Place has been restored and designed both inside […]

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Just a short train journey away from Central London, you can find what may, at first, look rather bland and non-descript – a flat terrain of waterbeds, reeds and rushes. What can possibly be of interest, you may ask yourself. Come a bit closer, though, and you discover  variety and life in abundance.  Birds and other wildlife have […]

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