Mile End and Victoria Parks walk

Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park

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: Fri, 07-Dec-18

Date # Post
Thu, 20-Sep-18 3

Evening Walk - Mile End and Victoria Parks

Length: 6.0 km
Net Walking Time: 1 ¼ hrs
Meet: Mile End Station at 18.30 hours. Mile End is on the Central Line in Zone 2.
Largely map-led walk through Mile End park, along Regent’s Canal and through Victoria Park back to Mile End tube.

Eat/Drink: Morgan Arms, The Coborn.
For walk directions, map and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.5
3 in windy but dry weather.
Having walked this for the second time now, I am again surprised how nice Mile End Park is. Obviously lots of investment went into it to create a varied parkscape. We explored the far corners of the park and then migrated along the canal into Victoria Park, then followed the route through very pleasant residential streets to the Morgan Arms. Left there once a musician started up (playing what sounded like a Fleetwood Mac song, of all things...). Had another drink at The Coborn, which has had a complete makeover since last time around. Young's owned and sympathetically refurbed. Nice.
Wed, 15-Jun-16 8

Midweek Evening Walk

Mile End and Victoria Parks

Meet 19:15 at the entrance to Mile End underground station. This is a self-led walk.

Destination pub: The Morgan Arms or The Corborn.

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Anonymous said...

1 having missed the (perhaps non existent) group by 15 minutes I started the walk alone to try out the Hikesmith iPhone app in glorious sun fading to pleasantly cloudy. Park lovers should note that most of the Victoria Park section is closed off, apparently due to the wrong sort of rain at the Field Day festival last weekend. Nevertheless a very pleasant urban walk and easy to navigate. The canal side section is well used by commuting cyclists I recommend walking in a straight line and keeping your ears peeled if you don't want to get knocked into the canal. I didn't bother with the on road return route to Mile End
8 walkers then in dry but humid conditions.
7 were on time and waited a while for potential laties, as Central and H&C line were troubled, but admittedly not 15 mins. After an extended tour through Mile End Park South we were then probably behind Anonymous Walker 8. Another extension became necessary as the Field Day Festival high wooden fencing was still in place and blocking the exit path.
Very pleasant walk, immaculate parks with plenty of features to look at. 5 walkers then descended onto the Morgan Arms gastropub and had a rather nice meal (3) or just a few drinks (2).