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28 Jan 2017

LOOP Led By As Many People As Possible Project (LBAMPAPP)

The London Loop (aka London Outer Orbital Path) is a 150 mile signed walk along footpaths, through parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London. It combines beautiful open spaces like Hainault Forest Country Park and Bushy Park with historic buildings such as Hall Place and Black Jack's Lock & Mill)

Starting just before last Christmas and and continuing through 2017 (the 80th anniversary year of CLOG, founded in 1937), we have a project to complete the whole walk with the sections led by different people. 


Erith Pier
Erith Pier
The project kicked off with an 8.5 mile starting at Erith on the river Thames in south-east London, and following the Darenth and Cray rivers to Old Bexley, with a stop at Hall Place Tudor mansion on the way where we finished with a Christmassy drink in a lovely pub with a roaring fire. 


Another pier at Erith
Another pier at Erith
The second segment  was  just over 7 miles from Bexley High Street to Jubilee Country Park, following the river Cray for part of the route, then parks and open areas, Footscray meadows and church, towards Sidcup where we had lunch at 18th century Sidcup Place.  From there we walk through Scadbury park, and into Jubilee Country Park, finishing at Petts Wood station.

Scadbury manor surrounded by a moat of ice
Scadbury manor surrounded by a moat of ice


The third stage is on 25th February and goes from Petts Woods to Hayes.  This 10 mile section passes through attractive countryside with strong links to Charles Darwin who described the countryside around the village of Downe as 'the extreme verge of the world'.  
Jubilee Country Park
Jubilee Country Park
















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