Midsummer Madness - an evening canal walk to The Glory (linear)

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Jun 24

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A perfect evening for new members, or those who want to celebrate an ODL Midsummer at an easy pace.

Join me to the height of summers as we navigate the pathways of the Regent and Grand Union Canals, from Camden to Kingsland, ending up with a pint in the Glory pub. This evening walk, independent of the busy streets, will allow us to get away from London and see the capital from a new perspective, and share in the infamous OutdoorLads community spirit. 

We'll start at Camden Lock, and walk along the towpath, past Kings Cross Station and St Pancras International, and then stroll along the canal heading east. We'll have to climb through the streets of Angel and Islington, but we can descend again just after and follow the canal towards Hoxton, where we'll end this evening perambulation ready for an evening nightcap or two at The Glory pub, on Kingsland Road. 

As it's after work, it is best to change into something more relaxing for an evening with the Lads. But do wear sturdy shoes as we'll be walking on cobbles, and gravel and be dodging hefty joggers who use the canal towpath for a sweaty jog. 

Also, do bring some water, as we can be most dehydrated in the evenings after work and when we've stepped off a stuffy train. Bring a facemask and some handgel. 

Nearest Stations to the start - Camden Town (northern line) where we will meet at 7 pm, leaving by 7.05 pm.

Nearest stations at the end  - Haggerston/Hoxton on the Overground. Arriving around 8.30 pm.

All photos belong to Matthew Hall (the walk leader). I have permission for people clearly identified to be in the photo and to be used on this website.

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Camden Lock at the start
Walking with an ODLer
Canal in the sun
Rainbows everywhere
Canal Art
More Canal Art
A place of community and companionship - the pub
Camden Lock at the start
Walking with an ODLer
Canal in the sun
Rainbows everywhere
Canal Art
More Canal Art
A place of community and companionship - the pub


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