As many of you knowLondon is my home and west London is where I have lived for most of my life, my walks are informal, full of interesting and unusual facts and, most of all, are to be enjoyed.  It has been frustrating not being able to continue with my walks since March but now that some of the restrictions have been lifted, I am starting my tours again but will limit numbers to six people, contact me for the meeting venue and a donation of £5 is suggested which goes towards supporting local charities.

  • Saturday 8th August 10 am:  PUTNEY HEATH  This is a new walk, and I mean ‘a walk’ but with history, starting at the Heath at the top of Putney Hill and wending past Roehampton and finally to the old burial ground tucked behind Putney High Street.
  • Tuesday 11 August 10 am: WALK THE BOAT RACE.  I enjoy doing this every summer, we start by Putney Bridge and finish where the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race ends in Mortlake.  Learn the history of the race and also about some of the buildings we pass along the river’s bank.
  • Sunday 16th August 10 am:  BARONS COURT  Another new walk, a lovely amble through the quiet residential streets of Barons Court (apart from one noisy bit), it will take us to the famous Queen’s Club and the church where Fulham Football Club was formed.
  • Thursday 20 August 10am:  CHISWICK MALL AND CHURCH  Fine houses line this riverside walk and as traffic rushes along a major road nearby is one of the smallest squares in London. 
  • Saturday 22nd August 10am:  BROOK GREEN This hidden green in Hammersmith has been home to many famous residents, nearby is where the D Day invasion was planned seventy-five years ago
  • Wednesday 26th August 10 am:  RICHMOND  This is one of my favourite walks, it is around two and a half hours but after exploring the hidden lanes and streets of old Richmond it is worth walking up the hill to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the River Thames.
  • Saturday 29 August 10am:  NOTTING DALE The piggeries have long disappeared as has the short lived racecourse but one of the many pottery kilns remains in this fascinating corner close to Notting Hill.
PRIVATE WALKS
If you would like a private walk, maximum six people, I am very happy to arrange this for a day and time to suit you, email me for more information.

BOOKS ABOUT WEST LONDON

I have also written some books which take you on a photographic and historical trip around west London and make a perfect gift so do contact me if you would like a signed copy, special price £20.   The six titles in the “Wild about” series cover the following areas:   Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith and Brook Green, Shepherd’s Bush and Askew Road, Notting Hill and North Kensington, Richmond and Kew.

Caroline

 

Click on the arrow below to listen to the podcast I recently recorded for Radio Gorgeous.   Sorry about the advertisement at the beginning but am unable to remove it.  

Contact Caroline for further details