The Uttlesford Ramblers

Making a walk a pleasure

London Walk 2016

 

Each year Uttlesford Ramblers enjoy a walk in London led by Derek, the landlord of the Three Horseshoes at Duton Hill. The theme of this year’s walk in October was the City Churches East of St Paul’s and, as usual, Derek’s knowledge of London was as fascinating as ever. Starting from Liverpool Street station we visited 27 working churches and also the towers, gardens or sites of those no longer in use, with a break to enjoy our packed lunch in the grounds of St. Peter upon Cornhill. The walk was about eight miles long but a no time were we far from the start, with Derek leading us up tiny alleys and backstreets to the smallest sites. The ancient buildings were in sharp contrast to the modern building work taking place in the city with the churches hidden in small spaces beside massive steel and concrete towers. Arriving back at the station we all agreed we had seen a part of London missed when rushing through by train and now look forward to see what surprises we can look forward to next year.

Saturday, February 24, 2018