This Bank Holiday morning, we will take a flat, morning walk alongside sections of the Channelsea River, the Three Mills River, the Waterworks River and the River Lea to a well-earner pub stop for lunch (at your own expense).
Enroute, we will see 'The Three Mills' (1776), Grade 1 listed, oldest UK tidal mill; riverboat life; the Carsten Holler and Anish Kapoor created ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture and tube ride; the 2012 Olympic stadium; an unusual 'art display' created from discarded everyday items; and the Walthamstow Marshes (a "Site of Special Scientific Interest"). We will walk under the railway arch which, in 1909, when enclosed, Alliott Verdon designed and assembled his Avro No. 1 'The Yellow Terror' triplane which on 23.7.09, made the 1st, all British designed and powered (900ft) flight from Walthamstow Marshes.
After lunch we will take a 45 minute walk to the Markfield Beam Engine Museum (entry included) and cafe to visit the museum and perhaps have tea and cake. Built in 1888, the Markfield beam engine is the sole survivor of the Tottenham sewage works, one of the first in the world, built to combat the deadly cholera epidemics. Then, a 20 minute walk will take us to see Tottenham Lock and end our walk at Tottenham Hale tube and rail stations. Limited to 20 walkers due to pub lunch booking and museum visit.
Please meet at West Ham railway station, just inside the entrance, by the ticket barriers, ready to depart at 10:00.
Please dress for the weather on the day. Your walk leader is Linda Richardson (07575 799909 for on the day), please ring or text if you are lost, late or can no longer attend.