Monday, April 15, 2024

Havering-atte-Bower 4.5 mile circular walk

Another late post. This is a nice little 4.5 mile circular walk in East London with some great views of London and lovely countryside despite being so near to built up areas. Some rolling countryside and woods but nothing difficult. 

Started at Bedford Park with coffee (and hot sausage roll with brown sauce) at the modern cafe/visitor centre. 

Weather wasn't great, a bit wet and muddy but rain had stopped. Saw a large herd of wild deer outside park. 

Highlight of walk was the massive "Wellingtonia Redwood" trees (see above) in the former Royal hunting ground now called Havering Country Park. 

There is a deer park in Bedford Park where people fed the deer carrots (contrary to signs) through the fence. Walled garden was closed which was a shame. 

Since it was St Patricks Day we stopped off for a drink (and a pint of guinness for me) at the Orange Tree pub beer garden. 

Check out "Walking in Essex" by Peter Aylmer and Facebook link other photos. See map of route below.

No comments: