After yesterday’s unpleasant weather we woke to a brighter sunnier day and hopes of a leisurely last leg of our Bridges challenge. Leaving Kingston upon Thames we headed down the river path for the last 3 or 4 miles to our final bridge.
Once we’d crossed the final bridge on our Bridges of London Challenge we decided to have a few hours exploring one of England’s most historic royal parks. Bushey Park is the second largest park in London and is absolutely stunning. First though a wander past Hampton Court.
By the time we crossed Hampton Court bridge we had done 45 miles. Much further than we had expected but our constant wandering off route and the actual bridge crossings bumped the distance right up.
We do know of other walkers who have romped it in a single day, probably 14 to 15 hours. But we never wanted to just race away and get it done in a quick time. The whole experience for us was to enjoy and explore all the way with Jo reading as many information plaques as possible.
It has truly been such a memorable week and an experience that neither of us will ever forget. We’re quite proud that we managed the whole walk carrying rucksacks in a variety of weather conditions with a minimal amount of injuries. To be honest we only have a couple of minor aches and pains but nothing more than a normal days JWalking.
Thanks London, it’s been amazing!