Football-free walk takes in murder, rare orchids and the stars
WANDLE WANDERER: It’s a couple of months since our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, reached Hamsey Green on the fourth section of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. On Sunday lunchtime, he picked up where he left off, and headed in the direction of Coulsdon Common
The LOOP walks are never too demanding, but can be thirsty work in the summer
The beauty of the LOOP is that you can walk sections of it whenever you choose, picking them up in sequence, or as suits you, whenever you please, but you are always following a circular route that takes even the least intrepid rambler all the way around the outside of Greater London. And all of the routes can be reached by public transport.
The LOOP route as mapped out runs about 140 miles from Erith near the Dartford crossings to Purfleet on the other side of the River Thames. It…
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