A glorious warm September day to walk a section of the Thames Path, choosing the South side of the River, from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge, one of the greenest and most beautiful lengths of the Thames Path. The path is flanked on both sides by trees and bushes that form a canopy overhead in some places which was shot through with dappled sunlight. A great way to get to know each other better and get some exercise too. We clambered up to Joseph Bazalgette’s magnificent iron Bridge at Hammersmith and had lunch at Bill’s. 17,000 steps. 5 miles. 606 calories burnt!
Three of us from NW London WI were joined by two from N1 WI at Marylebone station to catch the train to Princes Risborough as the sun broke through the clouds and we all dusted off our sunglasses. We had a lovely walk with panoramic views across the Chilterns and through beech woods. The recent rains had left quite a lot of mud, through which we picked our way. We stopped at the Gate Inn in Bryants’ Bottom for lunch and were able to sit outside in the sunshine. After lunch, a couple of steep climbs, another couple of forests and we were back at Great Missenden before 5 for the train home, tired and satisfied after a good day’s walk.
Written by Angela
A walk which connected two of the most historically significant locations in English history.
Three of us (plus dog) had a glorious sunny day in Windsor Great Park which even included ice creams and a polo match.