April 2016 Ramble – A lovely Palmeresque Spring outing

The great landscape painter Samuel Palmer would have loved this beautiful day out in the Darent Valley that he touched with visionary magic in the years 1826 to 1836 in his pictures of its woods and hills turned into an earthly paradise. So it was too for the select band who ventured out on the … Continue reading April 2016 Ramble – A lovely Palmeresque Spring outing

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January 2016 Ramble – Walking the Meridian Line

The Thames is always beckoning for these New Year Walks, an easy option if the trains happen to be disrupted by snow or storms. They weren't, but habit grips hard, so for this New Year 2016 ramble we approached the river from Blackheath and Greenwich rather than (as previously) starting riverside and staying there. A … Continue reading January 2016 Ramble – Walking the Meridian Line