We spent half term in London in the very pretty Blackheath, just outside Greenwich. There’s loads of things to do in Greenwich and the larger southeast London region for all the family, plus it’s very easy to get into central London for some of the bigger sights too. As I’m fairly familiar with the area I thought I’d go see some lesser-known spots as well as the big hitters. Many of the places we visited were free to get in so your only cost is transport if you get organised with snacks and a picnic lunch.
Ditch all those thoughts of London being polluted and overcrowded. Our capital has some beautiful places to walk in. Did you know London is one of the greenest cities on earth? And that we’re going to become a National Park City in July? Here’s some of the best walks in London you can have. Some of these walks in London are well-known, and with good reason – they are beautiful; others are under the radar, more peaceful and just as picturesque. I’ve noted where you can get the essentials – coffee and cake – as well as where the nearest toilets and playgrounds are, so all these walks should be pretty family-friendly walks in London too. Settle in with a cup of tea – this is a long post. Told you London was green.
The headlines over the past few weeks have rightly been dominated by a certain female ultra runner – Jasmin Paris. Not only did she obliterate the course record for the scarily-titled Spine Race, she was breastfeeding at the time, so had to pump milk at each checkpoint. I honestly think she is up there with extraordinary sportspeople like Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, breaking past, what was thought to be, the limits of human capacity.
It got me thinking of other female adventurers out there that I admire. Whenever I need a bit of inspiration and adventure ideas and what other women are getting up to out there, these are the ladies I look to. Just need to add Ms Paris to that list now.