[Updated] I biked another section of my cross-England journey yesterday – going from Islington to Erith. (The Putney to Islington section I did a few months earlier – I might do it again via the cycle paths to “link up” fully.) The original plan was to go to Dartford, but I stopped a few miles short, at Erith, as it was getting dark – autumn is now rapidly approaching…
The first section was via the Regent’s Canal, I then picked up National Cycle Route 1 at Isle of Dogs, passed under the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, and then stayed on the Thames Path (also part of Route 1) on the south bank, for the rest of the way. It was not a particularly stunning leg – going through London was never going to be – but as ever, the view from Island Gardens, on the Isle of Dogs, to Greenwich was stunning.
The photos are at the end of my X-England photo set here.
III. Bedwyn to Reading
IV. Reading to Staines
V. Staines to Putney
Va. Putney to Islington
VI. Islington to Erith
VII. Erith to Rochester
VIII. Rochester to Whitstable
I. Portishead or Weston-super-mare to Bristol or Bath
II. Bristol or Bath to Devizes or Bedwyn
IIa. Devizes to Bedwyn.
Next weekend: The South Downs Way (from Buriton to Brighton or Lewes.)