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20 March 2013

Follow Surrey Canal Path

A thin stretch of green that cuts through South London, connecting Burgess Park and Peckham High Street, the Surrey Canal Path follows the route of the old Grand Surrey Canal, which connected Peckham to the old Surrey Docks from the early 19th century until the 1970s.

The strip of land which is popular with cyclists cutting between Peckham and the Old Kent Road, is optimistically known as 'Surrey Linear Canal Park', and finishes close to Peckham Library, which was built on the site of what was once the canal basin at which the canal terminated. The strip makes a pleasant walk with flowers and occasional birds, but occasionally gets busy with take-no-prisoners-cyclists at commuting times.

For more, see http://www.londoncanals.co.uk/grsurrey/gsc09.html

^Picture © Malc McDonald used under a Creative Commons license^

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