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FREE WALK on the Thames Path-North Greenwich to Crossness Pumping station

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North Greenwich Station

5 Millennium Way

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SE10 0PH

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An 9 mile guided walk along the Thames Path from North Greenwich to Crossness Pumping Station for a visit and then a stroll to Abbey Wood

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The Crossness Pumping Station is a former sewage pumping station designed by the Metropolitan Board of Works's chief engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver at the eastern end of the Southern Outfall Sewer and the Ridgeway path in the London Borough of Bexley. Constructed between 1859 and 1865 by William Webster, as part of Bazalgette's redevelopment of the London sewerage system, it features spectacular ornamental cast ironwork, that Nikolaus Pevsner described as "a masterpiece of engineering – a Victorian cathedral of ironwork".

We'll meet at North Greenwich station at 11 am and walk the 7 miles along the Thames path to Crossness Pumping station. We should arrive around 1.30 pm and we can allow 3 hours for lunch and a good look round. You will have to pay, on the day, for the Crossness visit - Cost of entry: Adults £10 if Prince Consort is in steam or £6 if non- steaming. The site is relatively remote and there isn't anywhere else to go if you do not want to visit the Pumping station.

We'll then stroll back to Abbey Wood station via the brutalist architecture of Thamesmead and the ruins of Lesnes Abbey.

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