Visiting Sharon

On the weekend at the end of the 2nd week (15/3/03) Sharon's web team went down to visit her. We were the first supporters to travel down from her home town in Guisborough.

If you're thinking of visiting London to support Sharon on the Flora 1000 Mile Challenge you might find the details of our visit below helpful.


(Left to right) Ella Towers, Bill, Sharon, Vicky Shepherd, Geoff Towers

Supporter trip - on a budget !!

We travelled down to London by car (approx 4 1/2 hours) and stayed at the Lee Valley Caravan & Campsite which is near Enfield in North London.
Route to Lee Valley Campsite

The campsite was great - quiet (except for the whack of golf balls from 7am), clean, good facilities and very friendly staff. It was just a 10 minute drive from Junction 26 on the M25 (near where the M11 crosses the M25). You can find more info and directions on their website
Lee Valley Camp Site (click on 'Places to stay').

There was a 12 screen cinema, leisure centre, restaurants and a golf course on the same site.

From the campsite it was a 5 minute bus ride to Edmonton Green where you catch a train. You can take this to Liverpool Street or change a couple of stops along for the Victoria line. It sounds like a lot of hassle but on Saturday we never had to wait long for a connection and we got across to where Sharon was in under an hour. Sunday was slower! The weekend travelcard covered all our rides on buses, trains and the tube. All the instructions about how to get into London like bus numbers etc. are printed on the campsite leaflet.

You can find out where Sharon is using the interactive map on the
Flora 1000 mile website
or give Bill a phone on their mobile. (contact us for mobile number)

The miles she was walking on Saturday evening and Sunday morning were a little awkward to get to on the tube. She was south of the river between the Cutty Sark and Canada Water. If you are lucky and catch her on the north of the Thames it would be less of a journey to meet up.

Costs:
Petrol £60 between 3 of us
Campsite £5.70 per person
Weekend travelcard £6.70
Plus a bit extra for food and drink although mostly we took our own.

Helpful links for travelling round London:
London Tube Map
London transport
1000 mile route
Lee Valley Camp Site

 

 
   
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