The Green Chain 11 - Parks, cemeteries and a museum
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It's December (just about). The weather is unpredictable yet you can't stand staying put once the weekend comes? So, why not an easy walk, broken up by a visit to a museum and with easy access to public transport?
The Green Chain Walk is a patchwork of routes and footpaths in London, mostly crossing areas South of the Thames. As of today, I haven't yet managed to get my head around how many sections there are, as some maps show a lot of bifurcations. We are going to cover one specific section, from Crystal Palace Park to Nunhead.
This will give a chance to walk past the dinosaur statues in the Park (more about that here), have a break in the Horniman Musem mid-hike (more info here, especially if we don't like what the weather is throwing at us!) and finish with a wonder in Nunhead cemetery (and here's the link for that one).
You can see the route by clicking here. There will be several road crossings and I have not pre-hiked the path to check soil condition, so please allow for the usual mud we all enjoy so much. The hike is linear, and will end at Nunhead station.
The idea for the day is to be very relaxed, with a slower pace walking and a 'no rush' attitude when visiting the museum and the parks.
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What to bring
It's UK and it's December. Pack for wet and keep in mind it will be a mix of roads and trails.
Food & drink
Feel free to pack your own lunch or there will be a chance to get food (brunch?) at the Horniman Museum's cafe. I will confirm it to be open the day before the hike.