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UK Walk Blog

UK Walk Blog

These are the blog posts by Kevin Rushby that relate to the Silk River UK Walk.

September 24, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

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

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..
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September 23, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Nine: We Cross the Border into Picturesque

It has taken a week of walking from Greenwich to reach a place that knows for sure that it is picturesque.
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September 22, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Eight: The Beach of Broken Dreams

Tilbury was always going to be excluded...
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September 21, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

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

According to legend, the last bear who fought here was killed, shaved and eaten by the local yobboes
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September 20, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Six: From Small Beginnings…

Dawn is just breaking when we emerge from the Kinetika studios
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September 19, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Five: The Benefits of Slow Travel

You might think the closest thing to birdlife here is Canary Wharf...
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September 18, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

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

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.
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September 17, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Three: Authentic Wicked Bunny Hops

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.
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September 16, 2017 / Silk River, UK Blog

Day Two: Into the Melting Pot – Tower Hamlets

If yesterday was all trees and lovely riverside views, today promises to be very different.
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September 15, 2017 / UK Blog

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

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