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Day Ten: Warning: This Kind of Thing Could be Addictive

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Dawn on the last day of our journey and I’m staring out the window into a tarnished silver mirror that is the Thames estuary. It is a perfect day for a walk..

Day Nine: We Cross the Border into Picturesque

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It has taken a week of walking from Greenwich to reach a place that knows for sure that it is picturesque.

Day Eight: The Beach of Broken Dreams

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Tilbury was always going to be excluded…

Day Seven: We all need a bit of salvation – even the tomatoes

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According to legend, the last bear who fought here was killed, shaved and eaten by the local yobboes

Day Six: From Small Beginnings…

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Dawn is just breaking when we emerge from the Kinetika studios

Day Five: The Benefits of Slow Travel

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You might think the closest thing to birdlife here is Canary Wharf…

Day Four: You Have to Walk a Place to Understand it

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We enter a strange landscape where a Porsche dealer is neighbour to a strip of woodland filled with rubbish: a duvet hangs in a tree, a tiny vole lies dead on the cycle path.

Day Three: Authentic Wicked Bunny Hops

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Just after dawn I peer out the window of the working men’s hostel where we are staying on the Isle of Dogs and see a fox, a squirrel and a crow disputing the contents of a rubbish bin.

Day Two: Into the Melting Pot – Tower Hamlets

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If yesterday was all trees and lovely riverside views, today promises to be very different.

Day One: Magnificent Bananas. The Walk Begins at Kew Gardens

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You can’t walk down a London street carrying a seven-metre tall flag without drawing attention.