Sunny ‘Walk London’ visit to Lea Valley

Thank you to the 15 walkers who made it through snow and numerous rail line closures to get to Hackney Wick by 1pm for today’s Walk London ramble down the Lea Valley.

I think most of us had difficulty at Stratford Station finding the bus. I suggest that staff need to be more helpful and have some large notices.

It was glorious sunshine as we left the towpath just after Old Ford Lock to climb up on to the Greenway. We all enjoyed the view of the Bryant & May factory on one side and the Olympic stadium on the other.

The View Tube cafe proved a good stopping point for lavatories and food.

My cheese croissant and hot chocolate were delicious. I think this cafe is going to get crowded over the next two years but at the moment it’s very quiet.

We reached Limehouse Dock at about 3.40pm. Sadly the DLR at Limehouse was not running.

***View Tube cafe is on the Greenway E15 2PJ and open daily 9am to 4pm. Nearest station is Pudding Mill Lane on the DLR. Ask the security guard for directions.

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