This is a completely revised edition of a classic text, describing a walk that encircles London, almost exclusively staying within its green and off-road spaces. It also contains fascinating and in depth discussions of the history, politics, and wildlife of each area that the walk explores. The Green London Way is an alternative approach to the exploration of London.
New and completely revised edition, including a new walk round Stratford and the Olympic site perimeter
The book describes a hundred mile walk circling the capital and staying mostly to its green paths and spaces. But, uniquely, it also offers insightful histories of London’s people and a commentary on its abundant local wildlife, including some surprising instances of rare species.
The walk, divided into manageable sections, each with maps by Graham Scrivener (the ‘urban Wainwright’), traverses London’s towpaths, woodlands and commons, examining links between local human history and the landscape on which it is founded. This updated version of the text also incorporates discussion of the rapid developments in London in the past twenty years, analysing recent changes to the face of the city.
In terms of wildlife, landscape and history, The Green London Way is full of discoveries for any walker or reader, and provides a new awareness of Greater London.
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