Vanguard Way day 4: Chiddingly to Newhaven

Pain or no pain I was going to finish the Vanguard Way no matter what!

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Vanguard Way day 3: Ashdown Forest to Chiddingly

A day on the Vanguard Way consisting of pain, hills, and many stiles. But lots of views too.

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Vanguard Way day 2: Limpsfield Chart to Ashdown Forest

Mud, ‘glorious’, mud was the order of our 19 mile second day on the VGW.

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Vanguard Way Day 1: East Croydon to Limpsfield Chart

Lesson learned – take maps, even for urban areas.

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  • The Tarn at Mottingham along the Green Chain
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    Green Chain Plumstead to Mottingham: Bum start but a happy ending

Green Chain Plumstead to Mottingham: Bum start but a happy ending

Magnificent views and an intriguing finale, that’s what this route brings.

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  • Looking towards the Thames from Frank's Park along the Green Chain
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    Green Man and the Champ, Green Chain: Erith to Charlton Park

Green Man and the Champ, Green Chain: Erith to Charlton Park

I arrived at Erith waterfront with a bitterly cold wind ushering me towards the easternmost section of the Green Chain.

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Is the Thames Down Link the toughest London Walk?

I’d say so, in winter anyway.

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