An early start, well not that early, saw us packed and strolling out onto Tower Bridge to start day one of our challenge.
Our walk to Hampton Court would take us across 26 London Bridges over 3 or 4 days (depending on the weather). This first day was the first fifteen ending in Putney.
Great weather and empty streets made it a wonderful day to start and we couldn’t believe the lack of people all along the South Bank. So quiet.
We crossed every single bridge on our way and passed a succession of wonderful historical landmarks which we made mental notes to return to sometime in the future.
With the miles racking up as we crossed bridge after bridge,we realised that our initial estimation of distance was completely off. We’d guessed around 10 miles but it ended up a lot more.
Finishing our first day by crossing Fulham Railway Bridge (Number Fifteen) we made it to the Premier Inn in Putney to rest our weary limbs. The final count was 16 and a half miles and well over 37,000 steps! And didn’t we know it.
A bath, some food, lots to drink, and an early night. What a day. We absolutely loved every minute and can’t wait for the next stage. If we can move in the morning of course ….