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TOTTENHAM HALE TO MILE END - 04NOV2018

Sun 4 November 2018 - 8 miles - WETLANDS, RIVERS AND CANALS: TOTTENHAM HALE TO MILE END - Leader: Ann C

An early stop at Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve, then through the Lea Valley to the Olympic Park for lunch. After lunch we cross over to Victoria Park and follow Hertford Union and Regent's Canals down to Mile End. You may want to bring binoculars for the wetlands. Lunch: Cafe or picnic in Olympic Park.

 Here are three pictures of the Walthamstow wetlands – going in and out.  The birds proved more elusive – we saw grebes and a heron, but they escaped the camera:-

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Wetlands Centre - going in

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Wetlands Centre

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Wetlands Centre - Exit

 We came out onto the Walthamstow marshes:- 

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Bulrushes

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Filter beds

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narrow boat

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Railway bridge

 

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Narrow boats

 

There’s a difficult transition from the Olympic Park to Victoria Park – hence Inner City graffiti and that bridge over a ghastly main road:-

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East Road

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East Road Bridge

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Olympic Park - Autumn Cherry Trees

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Olympic Park - Walk Leader

 

Mile End lock was our final stop; am not sure what we’re looking at over the Regents’ Canal; we loved the inflatable baby flamingos; and the shot of Victoria park is typically London – you leave the grime and noise of east London, and happen on this haven of the Park – looking just splendid in its autumn colour!

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Victoria Park

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Regents Canal - Flamingo!

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Regents Canal - what are they looking at?

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Regents Canal - Mile End Lock

 

Photos and commentary: Ruth

Saturday, December 15, 2018