Touristy Thames Path Walk
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Join me, Sharpie (and my wingmen Andy, Alex & Andre) on an OutdoorLads touristy day walk where we'll explore a 15 mile (24km) section of the London Thames Path.
Starting near Royal Albert Dock we'll head along the river and under the Thames using the 1912 constructed Woolwich foot tunnel. Once we've surfaced, we'll track west along the south side Thames Path, taking in all the tourist sights until we reach Charing Cross bridge. There'll be plenty to see including the Thames Barrier, Millennium Dome, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge to name a few.
As we reach the final mile, the walk will head in to Soho, finishing up, upstairs at Compton's pub for a well earned drink and the OutdoorLads social event taking place that evening. Link below:
Tourist for a day or a London regular, there are always sights to see that you've never seen before when you're walking, so there'll be plenty of opportunities for photo stops, grabbing a coffee and, if you spot an ice cream van, I'm already likely to be running towards it.
New Member? We would like to warmly welcome any newbies looking to try this as their first OutdoorLads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message me.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
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Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
Thames Barrier - leaders own photo
O2 Arena.jpg - with thanks to Heuschrecke (licenced under Creative Commons 3.0)
Tower Bridge - with thanks to David Pickup / Pexels
What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
There will be places to stop on route, but I always suggest bringing snacks, a sandwich and plenty of water to drink. There is also a CoOp at the start.