1. Parks and Ride
  2. Dulwich to Crystal Palace

Parks and Ride

A group of 10 riders set off on a very cold morning to explore the parks and green spaces of Southwark and Lambeth, seeing how many they could count in 2 hours. The total was at least 37 – see list below.

As well as the iconic parks like Kennington, Clapham Common, Brockwell (great views!), Belair, Dulwich and Peckham Rye, there were lots of hidden gems and points of interest. Who’d have thought that we’d find a defunct zoo, a tangerine tree, Van Gigh, a windmill, and a park where 555+ different types of insect have been identified. And all in radius of a couple of miles.

We enjoyed a coffee stop at the cafe in Peckham Rye, near the end, and all got back safely, despite losing a back marker on the way.  

  1. Burgess Park (start & finish)
  2. Faraday Gardens, via Liverpool Grove
  3. St Peter’s Church Gardens
  4. Fielding St Allotments (locked)
  5. Pelier Park
  6. Pasley Park (site of Royal Surrey Gardens in the 1800s, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Surrey_Gardens)
  7. Walworth Garden
  8. Doddington Grove Garden
  9. Kennington Park
  10. Dan Leno Gardens, off Vassall Road
  11. Eythorne Park (with Marjorie Daley’s Tangerine Tree, https://www.drostle.com/myatts-field-artwork/)
  12. Max Roach Park (north)
  13. Slade Gardens
  14. Durand Gardens (locked)
  15. Van Gogh Walk (https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/articles/londons-alleys-van-gogh-walk-sw9-47976/)
  16. Albert Square (locked)
  17. Lansdowne Gardens
  18. Oasis Nature Garden (locked)
  19. Larkhall Park
  20. St Paul’s Churchyard, Old Clapham
  21. Eden Nature Garden (https://www.edennaturegarden.org/)
  22. Clapham Common (with The Windmill pub)
  23. Brixton Windmill Gardens
  24. Rush Common
  25. Brockwell Park
  26. Dulwich Estate Village Orchard
  27. Belair Park
  28. Small enclosed area by Lover’s Walk in Dulwich (locked)
  29. Dulwich Park
  30. Peckham Rye Common
  31. Holly Grove Shrubbery
  32. Warwick Gardens (of www.insectinside.me fame)
  33. William Griggs’s Garden
  34. Bellenden Road Nature Garden
  35. Sumner Road Park
  36. Jowett St Park
  37. Surrey Canal Walk

Note from Co-ordinator Bruce. Big thankyou to Simon S. for leading. Every time Simon leads this ride he claims more finds, was 32, then 35, now 37 parks and spaces. Great work! GPX route file link below.

Dulwich to Crystal Palace

Amanda led her annual “Winter Warmer” ride on Jan 20th. Great for a cold morning as ascending the hill in Crystal Palace Park certainly gets you warm! 12 riders turned up and Paola joined them at Kent House Cafe where a coffee break was taken. Photos from Amanda. Route map at https://goo.gl/rfUzwn.

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