Tag Archives: Wandle Wanderings

Follow in the footsteps of abolitionists and gravel-pit diggers

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Having trekked from Petts Wood to Farnborough High Street on the first section of the LOOP walk, KEN TOWL has pulled his walking boots back on and set off to discover abandoned Eton Fives courts, the Wilberforce Oak … Continue reading

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Shirley’s surprises hidden in the heath on Addington Hills

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Under gin-blue skies, KEN TOWL headed for the hills and encountered views that could rival a New England Fall Advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements for trips to Boston to see the glories of the New England “Fall”, … Continue reading

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Following in the Crystal Palace footsteps of Camille Pissarro

WANDLE WANDERINGS: This week, KEN TOWL has headed for the high ground and tries to retrace the steps of one of the world’s most famous impressionist painters If you are as boring as I am (and you might be, but … Continue reading

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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … Continue reading

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Do the New Addington Bear walk, and discover Fickleshole

WANDLE WANDERINGS: If you fancy venturing out for a shortish (two miles) amble and a pub lunch at an historic inn, loyal reader KEN TOWL has a suggested route that should charm and delight A few weeks ago, I was … Continue reading

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