Do you want to explore London and help make London a National Park City? Following our fun Confluence walks in July, you can join us for the second #NationalParkCity Confluence!
This is a great opportunity to support the campaign and explore part of the capital with fellow Londoners.
Confluence 2 is a FREE EVENT.
Join us to:
- Walk through London from lots of different sources all converging on the same point
- Photograph places, wildlife and other things that celebrate why London can be a National Park City
- Pick from one of three shared group routes or plan your own walk
- Converge at a final meeting point to share our journeys.
Book Your Place
There are three routes. To book your place on one of them please head over to our Eventbrite Page
North Route - Starting at Tottenham Hale, this route follows the River Lee, or the Lea Navigation, to the Thames at Wapping via the Olympic Park and Limehouse Cut. Rich in natural and local history, this walk will pass locks, boat villages, re-wilded ancient marshes and grazing lands, disused filter beds, old industrial sites, and the site of an early aviation experiment! We will picnic at the Olympic Park OR, if the weather is bad, lunch on a barge café, and end the day at a fantastic riverside pub. Join it and see London from a different point of view!
East Route - Starting at Manor Park, this route will take in some of London's amazing parks, architecture and history. We'll start on the Wanstead Flats and discover the thorny issue of why it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. From there we'll meander through London's urban sprawl to see what we can see, stopping for lunch on the way (picnic if weather allows, otherwise a café) and ending the day at a fantastic riverside pub. Join it and see London from a different point of view! This walk is around 15km (8.5 miles) long.
West Route - Starting at South Kensington tube station we will make our way eastward through London, and in the process of crossing the Thames twice discover some of the interesting and hidden urban green spaces and community places of Lambeth and Southwark. We'll stop for lunch on route in a park follow the Thames for a while end at the confluence point of the Prospect of Whitby pub, Wapping to meet up with the other walks. This walk is around 15km (8.5 miles) long.
To book your place head over to our Eventbrite Page
Which one should I choose?
Why not see a different part of London - The shared group routes will start at one of three locations across London and meander into our meeting point in Wapping. Why not pick a walk from a different part of London than your normal stomping ground, and explore parts of the city you haven’t seen before?
How does it work?
It's a meander not a race! - All the walks will be gentle, easy going and family friendly. The Confluence is all about enjoying and exploring our city not racing through it! You can take part by walking on your own or with a group of friends. Either way, we'll all meet when we confluence in Wapping.
We'll show you the way - The planned walks will start at 930am Sun 12th November and end at the confluence point by 4-430pm in Wapping depending on how slowly we walk! All of the walks will be led by a walk leader so don’t worry about losing your way!
Like taking photos? - As we go some of us will be taking photos and creating a social media storm to inform, engage and excite Londoners about our campaign to make London a National Park City. The more people who take part, the bigger the storm and the greater the event!
How do I book my place
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What route will we be following?
We will refine the routes over the next few weeks, and we will update you via email updates prior to the event. We expect that we will meander a bit as we go to help us explore different areas that we pass through - discovering the unexpected is all part of the fun! We'll put the routes up on our web site Confluence page when ready and notify you.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just bring yourself.
What happens if it is bad weather?
We'll go ahead unless the weather is truly awful. We will let you know via email the night before if we have decided to cancel the event.
Planning our Routes
We've made extensive use of our new National Park City Map. Read all about it over on our map pages.