Skoðað 276sinnum, niðurhalað 13 sinni
nálægt Canary Wharf, England (United Kingdom)
Recorded in late December 2017, on a cool, windy day. The hike starts at the Canary Wharf Station of the Jubilee Line, at the heart of London's financial district. It goes south across the Island of Dogs, passing old harbour quays, high rise apartments, older residential areas, and the Mudchute Park. Greenwich Village is accessed via a walking tunnel under the Thames River, and emerges near the Cutty Sark Museum.
From Cutty Sark, the route explores Greenwich Market, the Old Royal Naval College, the University of Greenwich, and passes the Trafalgar Tavern (a good lunch stop). There are other pubs towards the east, along a lane and riverside walk staring immediately south of the Trafalgar Tavern, including "The Yacht" and "Cutty Sark".
From the Trafalgar Tavern the route passes the Queen's House Museum, containing royal portraits and historical paintings, then goes uphill to Royal Observatory Greenwich, and on to Blackheath, a forest and lawn park popular with dog walkers.
The return route goes past "Elizabeth's Oak" and the Maritime Museum to the Greenwich Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station. From there the DLR Goes back to Canary Wharf Station. Alternatively there is a British Rail Station in the same location.
The station is in a modern financial centre, with coffee shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. The station exits onto the Reuters Centre Plaza, where the news ticker is timely and regularly updates. Much overheard discussion about financial news, investments, stock markets, etc.
There is a pedestrian bridge to the Island of Dogs, located a few minutes walk south of Reuters Plaza, through the "Ubica" Centre. In this direction the environment quickly becomes quieter and less crowded.
From Reuters Plaza, the route goes straight south, crossing the lobby of Obica Centre at street level, and continuing out the far revolving doors. This leads out to the curved pedestrian bridge to the Isle of Dogs. The shopping complex can also be accessed down an escalator from the Obica Lobby, with a good bookstore and big Starbucks nearby.
The curved footbridge crosses to the Isle of Dogs.
Walking south along the old Quays that once supporting international trade and shipping activity in this area of London. Canary Wharf was originally set up for trade from the Canary Islands. There is a free "Docklands Museum" north of Canary Wharf, that explains the area's history.
The pub is in a modern building but has a traditional layout and atmosphere. Fish and chips among other things. Especially popular after market close.
The waterways open up a bit towards the south, with a sailing club at the far west end. The area is frequented by swans, Canada geese, terns, and other common seabirds.
This sections feels like a typical English countryside walk, although tall buildings can often be seen above the treeline.
Horses, sheep, and turkeys seen. This area could be explored in more detail. There was a small Christmas fair on in season.
There are a couple of pubs not far from here, including the Ship Inn. The area has more of a town rather than city environment.
A Thames-side park at the north end of the Greenwich foot tunnel. The sights of Greenwich seem quite close as viewed across the River from here.
Descend by spiral staircase or elevator. Elevators are sometimes out of service, and this could also apply when going up on the opposite side. This is also a popular crossing for bicycles, and most obey the "no bike riding rule" where there are walkers.
There is an admission fee to go aboard the Cutty Sark clipper ship.
The "Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich" DLR station and the Greenwich Market are both near the exit from the under-Thames foot tunnel.
A Museum and students bookshop, also selling tickets to Old Royal Naval College and other Greenwich attractions nearby.
Courtyard, at University of Greenwich
Fish and chips among other things, lots of windows along Thames side. Other pubs, including "The Yacht" and "Cutty Sark" can be found to the east, along a narrow street and river walk that starts immediately south of the Trafalgar Tavern (these are not on this track).
Extensive manicured grounds.
A residence of former English Queens.
The Franklin Expedition was featured on the day, and is timely given the recent discovery in the Canadian Arctic of the two expedition ships Erebus and Terror (admission fee).
This direct route gets quite steep for a few hundred yards, alternatively there are at least two more gentle footpaths to the top.
Good afternoon tea stop. Indoor and outdoor tables.
Small ponds with duck and crow activity, lots of large trees, expansive lawns, dog walkers, and other activities.
At the south exit from Blackheath. The British Rail Blackheath Station is located directly down the hill to the south (off track).
From sign at the site:
"This ancient tree known as Queen Elizabeth's Oak is thought to have been planted in the 12'th Century and it has been hollow for many hundreds of years. It has traditions linking it with Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, and his Queen Anne Boleyn. It may also have been a lockup for offenders against park rules. It died in the late 19'th Century and a strong growth of Ivy supported it until it collapsed in June 1991."
Re-enter Greenwich village from to the west of the National Maritime Museum.
British Rail Southeastern Line also has a Station here.
The DLR connects back to Canary Wharf, stop at Heron Quay Station.