Anyone who is concerned about their face appearing on the group photos as an invasion of privacy should get in touch with one of the walk leaders who will pass on the information to the webmaster. Your face will then be redacted, alternatively you may wish to decline to be in the group photos.
UK laws are fairly ambiguous when it comes to defining what constitutes an invasion of privacy, The key seems to be whether the subject would have a reasonable expectation of privacy – a statement that seems vague enough to keep a team of lawyers gainfully employed for some time.
In 2008 the then Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, received the following reply from the then Home Office Minister Tony McNulty:
“There is no legal restriction on photography in public places, and there is no presumption of privacy for individuals in a public place. It is for the Chief Constable to ensure that Officers and Police Community Support Officers are acting appropriately with regards to photography in public places, and any queries regarding this should be addressed to the Chief Constable. However decisions may be made locally to restrict photography, for example to protect children. Any questions on such local decisions should also be addressed to the force concerned.”
Note that you need permission to take pictures in Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square if they are for commercial purposes (the permission is expensive). There are many military sites where photography is banned, but these are well signed.
The continuation of last year’s very successful part one Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Otford has started. In late April and early May we had Stage 11 from Southwark Cathedral to Deptford Bridge DLR with everyone wrapped up against the high winds and occasional shower. Group photos are below.
We have also had the first walk of Stage 12 from Deptford Bridge DLR to Abbey Wood via Blackheath, Shooters Hill, Bostall Wood and Lesnes Abbey, through a surprising amount of parkland. Group photo below.
The second walk of Stage 12 is this Saturday (18th May)!
This year we are walking the Pilgrims’ Way from Southwark Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral on Saturdays starting on 27 April with each walk repeated on the following Saturday. (11 stages totalling 98.9 miles). The early stages are:
- Sat 27 April Pilgrims’ Way Stage 11 – Southwark Cathedral To Deptford Bridge
- Sat 4 May Pilgrims’ Way Stage 11 – Southwark Cathedral To Deptford Bridge Repeat
- Sat 11 May Pilgrims’ Way Stage 12 – Deptford Bridge To Abbey Wood
- Sat 18 May Pilgrims’ Way Stage 12 – Deptford Bridge To Abbey Wood Repeat
- Sat 25 May Pilgrims’ Way Stage 13 – Abbey Wood To Dartford
- Sat 1 June Pilgrims’ Way Stage 13 – Abbey Wood To Dartford Repeat
- Sat 8 June Pilgrims’ Way Stage 14 – Dartford To Shoreham
- Sat 15 June Pilgrims’ Way Stage 14 – Dartford To Shoreham Repeat
- Sat 22 June Pilgrims’ Way Stage 15 – Shoreham To Borough Green
- Sat 29 June Pilgrims’ Way Stage 15 – Shoreham To Borough Green Repeat
Follow the link to EnBro Public Walks Programme 1st April – 30th June 2019 for more details.
14th July and 21st July Revised Train Times
Due to the new timetable we will meet 30 minutes later than the times published in the EnBro programme. Revised details are:
Meet at East Croydon at 10:45 to catch the the 11:07 train to Gomshall Station
(Change at Redhill arrives Gomshall 11:50).
For 2018, we are running a number of public walks following The Pilgrim’s Way from Winchester to Otford in ten stages covering 93 miles. Each stage will be on a Saturday and repeated the following Saturday. The walks start a little earlier than previous years reflecting the time and distance to get to the start of these walks. It is planned to complete the Pilgrim’s Way in 2019 from Southwark Cathedral to Otford and then on to Canterbury.
Note there are engineering works on the first Saturday (5th May) at London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and Cannon Street that may affect your journey. Any changes to start times or further details of engineering works will be published on this website and the ENBRO Facebook page.
Not long to wait!
There will be a series of free public walks led by members of Environment Bromley, viewing all 39 Blue Plaques within the London Borough of Bromley during September and October 2017.
Details of Blue Plaque Bromley Borough Walks 2017
The first walk is on Saturday 9th September 10.30am. Meet at 25 Hayes Street, Hayes, below the plaque to William Pitt near ‘The George’ 119/146 bus stop.
The second group of walkers made their way to Hastings beach with the intrepid few paddling and swimming. Starting in early May and walking 80 miles to see the sea. Well done!
A big thank you to all the walks leaders, we couldn’t have done it without you. A special thank you to our editor and to Ralph Palfrey for devising the Hastings Line path.
We finally reached Hastings on Saturday where after a short paddle and the presenting of certificates we went for fish & chips on the sea-front. We travelled 80 miles in 9 stages and went through or passed all the stations. Well done everyone.
Two of our group were even brave enough to go for a quick swim!
Engineering Works on both dates – Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge are all closed.
On Saturday, 26 August, we will travel on the train departing Victoria 10:01, Bromley South 10:27, Orpington 10:35, Sevenoaks 10:44, arriving Tonbridge 10:52. Change there, stay on Platform 3 and take the 10:59, arriving Battle 11:42.
Return from Hastings at 17:09, 17:39, or 09 or 50 minutes after each hour thereafter. Change at Tonbridge and stay on Platform 2 for Sevenoaks, Orpington, Bromley South, Victoria.
On Saturday, 2 September, we will travel on the train departing Cannon Street 10:20, Orpington 10:40, Sevenoaks 10:50, Tonbridge 11:00, arriving Battle 11:42.
Return from Hastings at 16:50, 17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50, 19:50 to Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Orpington, Cannon Street.