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October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Peckham to Lewisham and the Quaggy River    

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Easy-paced 2.5 hour ride, mostly quiet roads with a few path sections through parks. Start/finish Peckham Square (next to Peckham Library and Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre, SE15 5RY).
The Quaggy meets the Ravensbourne close to Lewisham station where much new development is taking place. The opportunity has been taken to highlight this built-in water feature as “Confluence Park”. The ride will follow the Quaggy, mostly hidden behind buildings in a sad concrete culvert. At Manor Park the river emerges, but is still hidden away to start with, although at the south end of the park you can get close on natural banks. Then to Manor House Gardens where the Quaggy is kept in a channel, behind railings. Lots of information about the Quaggy on the web site of QWAG (Quaggy Waterways Action Group, https://qwag.org.uk/river-quaggy/) whose “goal is to demonstrate that rivers can be major assets to an urban environment – bringing natural beauty, educational facilities and wildlife into urban lives.”
Route is at https://goo.gl/svHy65. Outward leg will use the northern, less hilly route via Bridgehouse Meadows and Fordham Park to Brookmill Park. Return has a few short climbs that dan be walked. Route goes past the Lewisham Leisure Centre, Brockley Station (possible coffee stop if time) and Nunhead. 16.5km, just over 10 miles. Leader Bruce.

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Details

Date:
October 28, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/

Organiser

Bruce Lynn
Phone:
07729 279 945
Email:
b.lynn@ucl.ac.uk
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Venue

Peckham Square, SE15 5JR
122 Peckham Hill Street
London, SE15 5JR United Kingdom
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