The London Naturally Group presents an informal Sunday morning wander around the atmospheric Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery opened in 1841 and is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries built in a ring around London at this time (the most famous of these is probably Highgate). The Cemetery closed for burials in 1966 and was re-designated as a park. It’s now a designated Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, managed by the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
The site comprises 31 acres of beautiful atmospheric woodland which supports a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and insects. We’ll spend about two hours exploring and photographing the Cemetery and then walk back to the tube station via a green corridor linking the Cemetery to Mile End Park.
The main paths through the cemetery are smooth and level but some of the smaller paths are unsurfaced and can be muddy. There is limited cover from the elements. Please dress appropriately with sturdy footwear and a drink to keep you hydrated.
Following the walk there will be an optional pub lunch (at your own expense!)
Open to both RPS members and non-RPS members.
This is a free event but numbers are limited: please book your place by clicking on the blue button above and following the link.
It is essential that you read the risk assessment for this event and by booking, you agree that you have done so.
Image: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park © Jen Pedler