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Sources for my (and your) walks

Some sources I've used often, others rarely. Here are the most referenced:

Type Subject Description
Book Andrew Duncan's Favourite Walks Very well presented - 50 London walks
Book Walking across London, Patrick Hamilton 15 walks across London; an inspiration for my cross London walks
Book The London Loop, David Sharp, Aurum Press The authoritative version of this 140 mile walk around London
Book The Capital Ring, Colin Saunders, Aurum Press The authoritative version of this 75 mile walk around London
Book Country Walks Around London, Geoff Garvey & Leigh Hatts
Mainstream Publishing/London Transport
Following on from LT's Country walks series; well thought out walks from PT
Book Secret London, An Unusual Guide, Rachel Howard & Bill Nash, Jonglez Not specifically a book of walks; all sorts of lesser known facts described & mapped
Map Ordnance Survey Explorer series (2½ ins to 1 mile) Giving public rights of way - make your own walk, esp in Chilterns
Map online Bing maps Seamless transition between OS style, AZ style and satellite images - great!
Web site London Footprints http://www.london-footprints.co.uk/walkslist.htm A wealth of London walk instructions in minute detail
Web site Fancy Free Walks http://fancyfreewalks.org/index.html 350 accurately detailed walks in south east England
Leaflets Available from libraries or web sites, including Wandle Trail, Pymmes Brook Trail, Dollis Valley Green Walk etc
Info Boards Valuable maps and trails; photographed while walking provide clarification and information

Background information

Sources for background information are many, the most frequently consulted are below. If you think I have used your sources and inadequately acknowledged them please inform me so I can correct that. Equally, please email me if you discover a link is out of date so I can correct it.

WikiPedia
London Gardens on Line
London Parks & Gardens Trust
British History on Line
Island History Trust
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Vestry House Museum
National Trust Sutton House
Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Wilton's Music Hall
Vauxhall Gardens
Camden History Society publications
Princes Coverts
The History of London
Surrey Docks
Camden Interchange Building
A history of Balham
Royal Gunpowder Mills
Lee Valley Park Information Centre
Berkhamsted Castle
Ashridge House
Severndroog Castle
Beckenham Place Friends
Wandle Trail
Victoria County History Middlesex
Royal Parks Bushy Park
Leighton House Museum
Fulham Palace
Crosby Hall
Horton Country Park
City of London Green Spaces
Camden Ice Wells
Grosvenor Walk in Belgravia
Tooting Common Heritage Project
Chelsea Physic Garden
Bedford Park Society
Fullers Brewery
Friends of Wanstead Park
St Mary the Virgin Bexley
Foots Cray Meadows
BHO Survey of London
Spitalfields History
East London History
Exploring East London
Henry Raine
Museum of London (PDF)
Epsom Common
Camden Railway Heritage Trust
Crouch End appraisal
Richmond history
Between the Commons 2 EH Survey of London

 

Historical Maps/Directories of London

You may have to persevere with some of these links to get what you want. Some of the maps may have an imprecise date.

Roque London Map 1746
Horwood Map 1799
National Library of Scotland maps
Old maps UK
Crutchley Map 1849
Stanfords London map 1862
Weller London map 1868
University of Leicester directories
Stanfords London map 1872
6 inch OS maps London 1896
Railway Clearing House map 1899

 

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