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Sources for my (and your) walks

Some sources I've used often, others rarely. Here are the most referenced:

Type Subject Description
Book Andrew Duncan's Favourite Walks Very well presented - 50 London walks
Book Walking across London, Patrick Hamilton 15 walks across London; an inspiration for my cross London walks
Book The London Loop, David Sharp, Aurum Press The authoritative version of this 140 mile walk around London
Book The Capital Ring, Colin Saunders, Aurum Press The authoritative version of this 75 mile walk around London
Book Country Walks Around London, Geoff Garvey & Leigh Hatts
Mainstream Publishing/London Transport
Following on from LT's Country walks series; well thought out walks from PT
Book Secret London, An Unusual Guide, Rachel Howard & Bill Nash, Jonglez Not specifically a book of walks; all sorts of lesser known facts described & mapped
Map Ordnance Survey Explorer series (2½ ins to 1 mile) Giving public rights of way - make your own walk, esp in Chilterns
Map online Bing maps Seamless transition between OS style, AZ style and satellite images - great!
Web site London Footprints A wealth of London walk instructions in minute detail
Web site Fancy Free Walks 350 accurately detailed walks in south east England
Leaflets Available from libraries or web sites, including Wandle Trail, Pymmes Brook Trail, Dollis Valley Green Walk etc
Info Boards Valuable maps and trails; photographed while walking provide clarification and information

Background information

Sources for background information are many, the most frequently consulted are below. If you think I have used your sources and inadequately acknowledged them please inform me so I can correct that. Equally, please email me if you discover a link is out of date so I can correct it. Links in blue contain maps with walks. The table below is shared with history sources as many links contain both walking and history.

London Gardens on Line
London Parks & Gardens Trust
British History on Line
Isle of Dogs — Past Life, Past Lives
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Vestry House Museum
National Trust Sutton House
Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Wilton's Music Hall
Vauxhall Gardens
Camden History Society publications
Princes Coverts
The History of London
Surrey Docks
Camden Interchange Building
A history of Balham
Hawkwood and Petts Wood
Docks on Isle of Dogs
Inner Temple
Royal Gunpowder Mills
Lee Valley Park maps etc.
Berkhamsted Castle
Ashridge House
Severndroog Castle
Beckenham Place Friends
Wandle Trail
Victoria County History Middlesex
Royal Parks Bushy Park
Leighton House Museum
Fulham Palace
Crosby Hall
Horton Country Park
City of London Green Spaces
Camden Ice Wells
Grosvenor Walk in Belgravia
Tooting Common Heritage Project
Scadbury Park
Hawkwood & Petts Wood
HGS Trust
Chelsea Physic Garden
Bedford Park Society
Fullers Brewery
Friends of Wanstead Park
St Mary the Virgin Bexley
Foots Cray Meadows
BHO Survey of London
Spitalfields History
East London History
Exploring East London
Henry Raine
Museum of London
Epsom Common
Camden Railway Heritage Trust
Crouch End appraisal
Richmond history
Between the Commons EH Survey London
History of Chislehurst
Shuttle Riverway
Hampstead Garden Suburb


Historical Maps/Directories of London

For links to these old maps see History Sources.



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