Sunday, 30 December 2007

Inaugural Walk

I can't have a blog about walking around Hither Green without doing some walking and what better day to begin than New Year's Day - Tuesday 1 January 2008?

I'm planning to meet with one or two friends at the clock tower on the old hospital site at 10am on Tuesday morning. The aim for the first walk is not an extended ramble but simply dipping a toe in the water with 30-40 minutes wandering round the new development. If you would like to join me then just show up - I aim to get there a few minutes early to see who else arrives.

I picked the clock tower because it is arguably Hither Green's most iconic landmark (although I will be keeping an eye out for other contenders over the course of the year).

Friday, 28 December 2007

What is This Blog About?

Inspired by Rob's Walking the Streets of Forest Hill project, I want to walk every single street in Hither Green (with a little help from my friends) before the end of 2008.

Hither Green is a district in the London borough of Lewisham. Its boundaries are loosely defined and it is not one of the most historic or pretty areas of the London.

However, it is the patch that I call home and I hope to know it better by the time I wrap things up in a years time, as well as enjoying time with friends and getting to know a wider sweep of my geographical neighbours.