Hackney Wick, Limehouse

Start: Hackney Wick

Finish: Hackney Wick

Length: 10.29 km / 6.4 miles

Weather: Hot and sunny.

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Much has changed at Hackney Wick since I last visited there whilst doing the Capital Ring walk. Firstly, the station has had something of a much needed face lift. Also, I don't remember there being a 'night' club on Queen's yard, in one of the units on the industrial estate. At 3pm music was already blaring and punters were entering the club.

Hackney Wick Overground station.

hackney wick

 

The Olympic Park from the bridge on Rothbury Road.

Olympic stadium

 

Looking down the Hertford Union Canal.

Hertford Union Canal

 

Curious sighting on a barge on the Regents Canal. This Monkey's Gone to Heaven.

Regents Canal

 

Passing under the Great Eastern Railway bridge.

regents canal

 

An artficial bank near to Limehouse for nesting kingfishers.

kingfisher bank limehouse basin

 

The Docklands Light Railway at Limehouse.

limehouse basin

 

Studs to prevent people sitting down at Limehouse. We had planned to have a rest and lunch here but it would have been very uncomfortable.

limehouse basin

 

Canary Wharf.

limehouse basin

 

The view from the park where we eventually found somewhere to sit and have lunch.

canary wharf

 

The steps up to the footbridge that takes you over Bow Locks.

bow lock

 

Bow Lock Footbridge.

bow lock

 

The green algae that had taken over large stretches of the Bow Creek and the Lea Navigation.

bow lock

 

Three Mills.

three mills

 

The mills share Three Mills Island with the 3 Mills Studios, a 10-acre film and TV studio, which makes a large number of major films and television programmes.

three mills

 

How it used to be.

lea navigation