Brockwell Hall Cafe

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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Walled Garden, Brockwell Park

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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City of London from Brockwell Park

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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19th Century Clocktower, Brockwell Park

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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Welcome to Herne Hill! Under the Railway Bridge

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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Brockwell Park, Herne Hill Entrance

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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Brockwell Lido, Entrance

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

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Brockwell Park walk

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Thu, 06-May-21

Date # Post
Thu, 24-Sep-20 9

Evening Walk: From Brockwell Park to Brixton

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Distance: Approximately 2.4 miles/3.8 km or 3.8 miles/6.2 km

Difficulty: 1 out of 10

Meet: 18:35ish at Herne Hill Station (either the 18:21 Sutton bound train from London Blackfriars or 18:27 Orpington bound train from London Victoria should do the trick)

This short walk explores the varied terrain of Brockwell Park in Southeast London. It can be done as either a circular walk back to Herne Hill or can be extended to end in the ever vibrant Brixton with its various hostelries....

More information about the route can be found here.

Enjoy the walk!

Initially, 6 assembled just outside Herne Hill station and were met by one other from the later train...We set of in a slightly consolidated 3 and 4 formation to Brockwell Park where we encountered another for a pleasant (and more separated) jaunt around Brockwell Park with a lovely sunset casting nice colors across the mostly clear evening sky. At the relevant decision point, we opted for the Brixton ending. On the way to Brixton, we visited the refurbished operating windmill where a "bat walk" was taking place...and ultimately bumped into another...making for 9 in total. In Brixton, most attempted (some more successfully than others) to enjoy drinks at the pop up via their ap system. An enjoyable evening out.
Tue, 16-Apr-19 10

Evening Walk - Brockwell Park and Brixton Windmill - Herne Hill to Brixton

Length: 6.2 km (3.8 mi)
Ascent: 85m
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hour
Meet at Herne Hill station (Railton Road side) at 18.40.
From Central London, either take the 18.28 Orpington train from Victoria (18.35 Brixton), arriving Herne Hill at 18.37, or the Thameslink service to Sutton (18.12 St. Pancras via all stations to Blackfriars (18.21) then Elephant & Castle and Loughborough Junction), arriving 18.34.
From Outer London: either take the 18.19 train from Bromley South (via Beckenham J, arrives 18.38) or the 18.16 from Sutton to St. Alban’s City (arrives 18.41).
Return trains from Brixton: every 15 mins to Victoria or direction Orpington. There is also the Victoria Line…
This is a short meandering route through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground within the valleys shaped by one of London’s Hidden Rivers, The Effra, and a couple of its tributaries. Created from the purchase of the existing private gardens of the Brockwell Hall estate and some smaller neighbouring properties, it is noted for its 19th century layout as a gracious public park, a clocktower, water garden, and walled garden, as much as for the Art Deco Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Hall has served as a café since the opening of the park in 1892 (but will be shut for the day).
The Alternative Ending to Brixton passes Brixton Windmill and ends at POP Brixton, a two-storey food and drink emporium full of exciting start-up businesses.
Don’t like Brixton? Finish on the Circular Walk back at Herne Hill…

For walk directions, map, height profile, and gpx/kml files click here.
Tea: Plenty of options at POP Brixton, near the station. T=short.39.a
My train gets into Herne Hill at 18.41, would people be able to wait 1 minute for me?
they sure will
8 walkers met at Herne Hill off the various trains, 1 other was bumped into on a traffic island 100m away, having just gotten off a bus herself. Us 9 went on along the circuitous route through the small but gorgeous Brockwell Park incl. the walled garden and with the cafe shut for the evening wasted no time to exit towards the red brick Tulse Hill Estate and across to Brixton (2 went back to Herne Hill station at this point, quoting other appointments).
At the windmill 1 other walker was awaiting us, so 10 in total.
The windmill had been refurbished last year and looked splendid, but this year it's the forecourt's turn (a cafe and an education centre are being built), so we couldn't quite get close enough to the mill.
Down the hill we went through some nice residential roads (several of the group had lived in the area decades ago and some had not been back since, they were pleasantly surprised as you can imagine). We then picked up an unwanted talkative extra companion at Windrush Square, who tailed us for a while, but all 8 remaining walkers made it to POP Brixton for a drink and a wander. Some stayed on for dinner at Roe. dry and warmish
Sun, 02-Sep-18 5

[New!] [Weekend Short Walk] Brockwell Park

Meet at Herne Hill station (zones 2 and 3) at 13:00

Easy, 2.4 miles

Meandering route through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground within the valleys shaped by one of London's Hidden Rivers, The Effra, and a couple of its tributaries. Noted for its 19th century layout as a gracious public park, a clocktower, water garden, and walled garden, as much as for the Art Deco Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Hall has served as a cafe since the opening of the park in 1892.

This ia an experiment to see if there is a demand for short weekend walks.

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5 walkers.
Hot and sunny weather.
5 hot and sunny
Thu, 03-May-18 4

Evening Walk - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular) [New Walk]

Length: 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Ascent: 70m
Net Walking Time: 1 hour
Meet at Herne Hill station (Railton Road side) at 19.05.
From Central London, either take the 18.45 Orpington train from Victoria (18.52 Brixton), arriving Herne Hill at 18.54, or the Thameslink service to Sutton (18.40 St. Pancras via stations to Blackfriars (18.50) then Elephant & Castle and Loughborough Junction), arriving 19.01.
From Outer London: either take the 18.24 train from Orpington (arrives 18.53) or the 18.38 from Sutton (arrives 19.01).
Return trains: 4 per hour in every direction.
This is a short meandering route through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground within the valleys shaped by one of London’s Hidden Rivers, The Effra, and a couple of its tributaries. Created from the purchase of the existing private gardens of the Brockwell Hall estate and some smaller neighbouring properties, it is noted for its 19th century layout as a gracious public park, a clocktower, water garden, and walled garden, as much as for the Art Deco Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Hall has served as a café since the opening of the park in 1892 (but will be shut for the day).

For walk directions, map, height profile, and gpx/kml files click here.
Tea: Bullfinch Brewery Tap Room Rosendale Road, SE24 9EH. Open to 22.00 hours.
Plus plenty of options near the station, see the walk directions for details. T=short.39
The train from Victoria is at 18.45.
a case of fat fingers, I suppose...18.45/18.54. post corrected
2 enjoyed some pre walk hydration at a local tap room then joined 2 more, making a total of 4 for a relaxing stroll through Brockwell Park on a warm almost summer evening. After the walk, the group split with some dining and others heading home.