“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 23 March 2012

London is a walkers town.

London is a walkers city like no other and in spite of the amount of traffic lends itself well to pedestrian exploration. I am all in favour of Londoners getting out of their own particular manor and expanding their horizons a bit. The parks and open spaces alone are a treasure, virtually every street contains some hidden gem and despite the impression given by much of the media, London is a safe city. Compared with many places in the world we don't actually spend that much time mugging and knifing each other. The Walk London initiative is sound enough. The establishment of a number of sign posted long distance walks must have led to loads of people getting off the sofa and getting down to a bit of urban exploration. Why even I have completed the Capital Ring, a circumnavigation of the London suburbs. I'm not quite so sure about the new Jubilee Greenway though. This new walk links Buckingham Palace with the Olympic Park and may yet come to be known as the White Elephant Walkway.

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