The Green London Way: Walking the City's History and Wildlife

The Green London Way: Walking the City's History and Wildlife

by Bob Gilbert


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The Green London Way: Walking the City's History and Wildlife by Bob Gilbert

New and completely revised edition, including a new walk round Stratford and the Olympic site perimeter

The book describes a hundred mile walk circling the capital and staying mostly to its green paths and spaces. But, uniquely, it also offers insightful histories of London’s people and a commentary on its abundant local wildlife, including some surprising instances of rare species.

The walk, divided into manageable sections, each with maps by Graham Scrivener (the ‘urban Wainwright’), traverses London’s towpaths, woodlands and commons, examining links between local human history and the landscape on which it is founded. This updated version of the text also incorporates discussion of the rapid developments in London in the past twenty years, analysing recent changes to the face of the city.

In terms of wildlife, landscape and history, The Green London Way is full of discoveries for any walker or reader, and provides a new awareness of Greater London.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907103452
Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps


Introduction to the New Edition

The Green London Way: An Overview

Walk 1: Stratford to North Woolwich

Walk 2: Abbey Wood and Shooters Hill

Walk 3: Woolwich to Greenwich

Walk 4: Greenwich to Forest Hill

Walk 5: Forest Hill to Crystal Palace

Walk 6: Crystal Palace to Balham

Walk 7: Balham to Wimbledon

Walk 8: Wimbledon to Richmond

Walk 9: Richmond to Kew Bridge

Walk 10: Kew Bridge to Hanwell

Walk 11: Hanwell to Greenford

Walk 12: Greenford to South Kenton

Walk 13: South Kenton to Brent Cross

Walk 14: Brent Cross to Hampstead

Walk 15: Hampstead to Finsbury Park

Walk 16: Finsbury Park to Clapton

Walk 17: Clapton to Victoria Park

Walk 18: Victoria Park to Stratford


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