Monday, December 23, 2013

Walking the Wandle December 2013

Sunday 15-December-13

We finally walked the Wandle Trail - 12 miles from the creek where the Wandle joins the Thames to its source near Croydon. We've been meaning to do this for years. Since we live on the Wandsworth one-way system we did the route upstream from Wandle Creek to Waddon Ponds.

Wandle Creek
Our start point is Wandle Creek where the River Wandle debouches into the Thames. We often pass this way on our regular riverside circuit to Putney and back.

Morden Hall Park
The route passes through the lovely Morden Hall Park (NT). This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining estates that used to line the River Wandle during its industrial heyday.

Lunch stop at Ravensbury Park
We had a simple picnic lunch of homemade spiced parsnip soup out of our thermos flasks and an energy bar.

Waddon Ponds
It was a drizzly, damp day so we were happy to reach our end point.

The return trip was by tram from Wandle Park station nearby back to Wimbledon and the 156 bus the rest of the way for a nice cup of tea.

Download the Sustrans Wandle Trail leaflet of the route for more info.


Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever read a sentence featuring the word debouches!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Merry Xmas to you from Sicily.