Ride from Swiss Cottage to the Peckham Rye Park Fete
Peckham Rye Park is one of the most beautiful parks in South London and, as it is only 8 miles from Hampstead, we want to show you that it is easier to cycle there then to get there by car or by public transport.
Meet at 10.45am next to the water feature at Swiss Cottage Open Space behind Hampstead Theatre (Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU). We start by taking the great descent of Haverstock Hill and we then meander down the armadillo-lined Royal College Street and on to Camden's own Cycle Superhighway. We follow what used to be the path of the Fleet River down to Blackfriars Bridge, where we join Cycle Superhighway 7, which takes us along Southwark Bridge Road and through the cunning Route 23 cut-through, which we use to bypass the Elephant and Castle gyratory. We pass through Burgess Park and take the 'jewel in the crown' quiet way to Peckham Rye Park, where you will be able to buy food at the tea tent (or bring your own).
This GPS trace shows the route we are planning to take to reach Burgess Park.
This is Royal College Street:
This is Camden's Cycle Superhighway:
This post was edited by nigelbee at 01:53pm 06 Sep 2014.