Don't Make Me Go South of the River (Jubilee Greenway Part 2)

**I’ve had to re-write this post a couple of times as events have moved faster than my speed of write-up. This walk was undertaken at the very start of March, when the “plague” referred to below had reached the UK, but had not escalated to the stage it’s at now. It would be totally irresponsible to undertake such a walk at the current moment, so don’t. In the unlikely event this post inspires you to do the Jubilee Greenway, by all means plan it, but leave the actual walk for after “this” is all over.**


There’s an urban myth that London cabbies often refuse to go south of the River, but this is clearly rubbish as based on my experience of walking around the southern ‘burbs, half the houses have a black cab on their drives anyway, so clearly south of the River is where they all live. So it must be some sort of double bluff to keep the riff raff away from where the cabbies live.

Me, well I suppose I’m from south of the River myself, although I hail (<<see what I did there?) from far enough outside London that I don’t consider the distinction applies to me. For me the Badlands was always Essex, where I now live. It’s all very confusing.

Why is this rambling diatribe about south of the River relevant ? Well, last time I paused the Jubilee Greenway at the north entrance to the Woolwich Tunnel, and so that can only mean one thing – it’s now time to go south of the River!!! Arrggghh!

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South West Coast Path 2019

2018’s section of the South West Coast Path never happened, the year being taken up with a combination of art exhibitions and the asthma-y aftermath of the TGO Challenge. So it was 2 years, almost to the day, that Dad and I returned to Bude for the 60 mile (or so) section to Barnstaple.

What didn’t look terribly inspiring on the map, turned out, scenically at least, to be superb. Continue reading “South West Coast Path 2019”