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Shakespeare's Way - Leg 2 - 8 miles   

Wandsworth Bridge to Kew Bridge  

Walked by West Essex Ramblers on Sunday, 3rd April 2011

A Talk

Talk at beginning of days walk (Wandsworth Bridge on Left)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Modern Fountain

Modern fountain at start of walk

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Wandsworth Bridge

Wandsworth Bridge and a barge full of sand

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

River Wandle

Confluence of Wandle and Thames - Hurlingham Wharf on far bank

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Small Jetty

A Small Jetty - Putney rail bridge just visible

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Tide's Out

Tide's Out, a few boats, Putney rail and road bridges

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Wandsworth Park - Trees

Mature trees in Wandsworth Park by the Thames - Putney Bridge in background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Wandsworth Park - Ramblers

A few of the ramblers in Wandsworth Park

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Putney Rail Bridge

Just past Putney rail bridge (District Line - Putney Bridge to East Putney)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Putney Road Bridge

Putney road bridge. Here, not visible, the Church of St Mary's (South side of the Thames) sells good teas and cakes.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bridge Street Lamps

Putney road bridge street lamps and All Saints Church (North Side)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

All Saints Church and Putney Bridge

Just past Putney road bridge - All Saints church again

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Thames View from Putney

Putney Pier, shops and boats then a country lane by the Thames

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Star and Garter pub

Star and Garter pub

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Boat House Parade

Boats outside the many boathouses along "Embankment"

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Fulham Football Club

Fulham Football Club at Craven Cottage.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Sailing Preparations

Boats being prepared for sailing. And the start of a tree lined lane, by the Thames, up to Hammersmith Bridge.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Steve Fairbairn Memorial

One mile after the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race start line. And memorial to Steve Fairbairn

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Harrods Furniture Depository

Harrods Furniture Depository - became William Hunt Mansions (1990's) and part of Harrods Village

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge seen through a veil of breaking leaf buds

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Hammersmith Bridge

Just past Hammersmith Bridge - 30 min's to Barnes

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Across the River

At a gap in the trees, across the river 200 yds from Hammersmith Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Back the way we Came

From the gap looking back and down the tree lined tunnel

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


4 Man (Boy!) Scull

One of several boats that glided past - the trees made it difficult to photograph them

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Across the River

Across the river - 10 min's to Barnes

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Back the way we Came

Looking back down the tree lined tunnel

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Sailing Boats

Down river from Barnes

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Lunchtime - Ramblers

Waiting lunchtime instructions (Opposite the Bull at Barnes)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Lunchtime - Barnes Green

Barnes Green for al fresco sandwiches - 600 yds up Barnes High street

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Barnes Bridge

After Lunch Barnes Bridge is ahead

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Chiswick Bridge

Soon Chiswick Bridge looms and a glimpse of boat launching on our right

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Launching Boats

Launching Boats from Dan Mason Drive beside Chiswick Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Putney Town Rowing Club

Putney Town Rowing Club

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Descending Plane

Planes descending to Heathrow Airport - every minute!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Green Lane

The lane's tunnel again - I could have shown you lots of these

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bulls Head

The Bulls Head (NB it's just East of the rail bridge not the road bridge as some websites say)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Kew Rail Bridge - Over Path

Kew Rail Bridge over the path

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Kew Rail Bridge - Over Thames

Kew Rail Bridge over the Thames: District Line - Gunnersbury to Kew Gardens

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Oliver's Island

Oliver's Island

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Kew Road Bridge

Kew Road Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Looking Down River

Looking down river from Kew Road Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bridge Lamps and Steam Museum

Taken from Kew Road Bridge - Bridge lights and, in the distance, Kew Bridge Steam Museum (once, Kew Bridge Pumping Station)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins