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12 DEC 2018 INGREBOURNE VALLEY

Wed 12 December 2018 - 8 miles - THE INGREBOURNE VALLEY: HORNCHURCH TO UPMINSTER - Leader: Hilary Po

Flat walk (combined ascent 90 metres) mostly hard surfaces, couple of places could be muddy. The walk passes through a variety of interlinked green spaces, nature reserves and SSI. Includes site of Hornchurch Airfield where Spitfires used in the Battle of Britain were based. Views of London skyline. Lunch: Picnic or cafe at visitors centre

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Exceptional variety of wildlife

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Here's the gang, even I'm in it!

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Oh, the view from the back marker

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Lovely winter colours on a bright sunny morning

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The Ingrebourne River

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and plenty of ducks

 

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The highest point in the walk

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and the view over the Thames estuary

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defending the WWII airfield

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several freshwater ponds

Photos: Simon A

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019