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July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
NOTE You must register on Eventbrite for Healthy Rides at present due to Covid regulations. Link for this ride is: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peckham-to-the-quaggy-river-southwark-healthy-ride-tickets-161270379045
Easy-paced 2 hour ride, this one mostly quiet roads with a few path sections through parks. Some gentle hills, nothing extreme. 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 open up 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. In contrast to the Ravensbourne in Brookmill Park looks like a real river. 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 leg goes past the Lewisham Leisure Centre, Brockley Station and Nunhead. Leader Bruce. 16.5km, just over 10 miles. Last did this ride 22nd Feb 2020, see report https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/healthy-rides/healthy-ride-reports-2020/peckham-to-lewisham-and-the-quaggy-river/
- Bruce Lynn
- 07729 279 945
- Peckham Square, SE15 5JR
122 Peckham Hill Street
London, SE15 5JR United Kingdom + Google Map