Yesterday I walked along the River Wandle near Wimbledon, in London and I was amazed that I haven’t known about this route before yesterday because it was so peaceful and relaxed even though I was walking at a fast pace.
I love discovering new routes, and will definitely be one I do again.
We then came across a place where there were a few outdoor bars and could sit in the sunshine and have a drink, which we (my mum and I) did take advantage and had a lovely glass of Pimms and Lemonade, and then on the way back, I went on bit further to complete my 10,000 towards South Park Gardens.
It is amazing how you can come across new routes as you keep walking. When I first lived in Wimbledon, I never knew that there was an actual park in Wimbledon. It was only by walking that I discovered it and is one of my favourite, and my son’s too.
I have often, not this year yet, but walked and run from Putney to Hammersmith Bridge and onwards, and is a lovely walk, and I do feel somewhat nostalgic when I do as it brings back memories from when I used to live in Hammersmith.
If you would like to know about my life being brought up in Hammersmith then check out my book called The Peabody Years, available via Amazon.com.
My weekly goal if you haven’t read my blogs this year is to do 20,000 plus steps a week, and so far I have done that.
I use a Health APP that was already on my phone to use and I love it.
Walking from Surbiton to Kingston and visa versa is a good route and if you carry on from Kingston to Hampton Wick, or the other way from Kingston to Richmond it is lovely and I am very much looking forward to doing that route at some point this year.
A great and popular route for many cyclists and runners, and they even do a Parkrun at the weekend if you like running and would like to do a Parkrun once a week.
The Southbank in London, is one of my ultimate favourite routes to walk and I have run along the Southbank aswell, and if you do go that route from Vauxhall, Westminster or from Waterloo up towards Tower Bridge you will come across the Borough Market. I love taking a trip up to there, especially in the summer and winter around Christmas time, because there are many stalls where you can have a glass of beer or cider, and there are stalls where you can have a hot winter cider or mulled wine. during the colder months of the year.
Then if you carry on then you will pass the HMS Belfast, which is great to check out, but you do have to pay to visit the HMS Belfast, and then from there you will reach of course Tower Bridge, where you can visit the Tower of London.
Of course in visiting these places make sure you check their websites for information, because of Social Distancing rules.
You can also do many boat trips up the thames which are great and can go all the way to Canary Wharf and back.
Many thanks for reading,