Walk: River Effra: One of London’s Hidden Rivers

Meet 10.40 Crystal Palace Station. Travel with John on 09.55 London Overground train from Highbury & Islington. Otherwise by 10.01 Southern Beckenham Junction train from platform 11 London Bridge mainline station, or by 10.06 Southern West Croydon train from platform 9 Victoria mainline station. 8 mile linear walk from Effra’s main source in Westow Park via Crystal Palace, Norwood, Belair and Brockwell Parks to Brixton. Shorter options. The Effra is much altered from the 1820’s when it was fished by John Ruskin. Route passes the 1948 Olympic Games velodrome. Lunch stop in the Herne Hill area. Bring lunch or café/pub food available. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West.

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