There are still some places left on Sunday’s walk around the waterways of Clapton, run by Hackney Tours for/with Hackney Council (scroll down, see below details).If you don’t know the area, it’s a beautiful spot with wide open spaces and all sorts of rare creatures and plants are waiting to be discovered there.
If you do know the area, it’s a great chance to find out more about its history.
If you can, please email Linda.Sydow@hackney.gov.uk this afternoon. You may be able to get away with turning up on spec’ on Sunday if you can’t plan your day yet…
Don’t forget the pay-what-you-want running tour around Abney Park cemetery with Hackney Fit Tours at 11am on Sunday too. All levels welcome. They’re having a special event tomorrow (Sat) between 12-3 too, including chainsaw art.
Have a great weekend and maybe see you for some outdoor exploration!
* October’s Heritage Health Walks – Part 2 *
Sunday 20 October 1pm-3pm
Clapton’s Nature and Watery History
Distance c. 2.7k led by Simon Cole of Hackney Tours Discover the importance of water in Clapton’s history; from Cholera to canal boats and alternative communities, we’ll take a walk by the River Lea via Leyton Marsh. Hear why water has made this part of Hackney so special.
Meet at Princess of Wales pub on Lea Bridge Road (E5 9RB), finish at Springfield Park, Stamford Hill.
Sunday 27 October 11am-1pm
Abney Park Cemetery Walk: Non-Conformists; Music Hall stars and Mother Nature
Distance c. 2k – led by Simon Cole of Hackney Tours
Why is Abney Park so important not just to London history but also to the capital’s environment? Who’s buried there and what did they achieve? Why was it so controversial then and why is this vital nature reserve still unusual now? From famous folk to fancy fungi, Abney Park will take you away from the city and back in time. Starts/ends outside main cemetery entrance gates N16 0LH (junction of Stoke Newington High Street, Stamford Hill and Northwold Road).
* FREE but places are limited and booking is essential *