Mindfulness Meditation & 3Hr Hike
Sunday June 04, 2017 - The Thames Path to Blackheath
A day of mindfulness meditation and great hiking along the capital’s most breathtaking footpath, the Thames Towpath. We’ll start the day in one of our most unique meditation venues yet, a traditional yurt located in Spitalfields City Farm, a short distance from Liverpool Street Station and Shoreditch High Street. The only Yurt in East London, it comes complete with all the sounds of the Farm Yard.
After a formal group meditation and a bite to eat, we’ll head south along Brick Lane, through the buzzy Sunday markets into the city’s financial district until we hit the River. Heading East we pass the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and then leave the tourists behind as we explore St Katherine’s docks, Wapping and Tobacco Dock.
Following Wapping’s hidden backstreets, canals and basins we emerge once again on the Thames Path, greeted with what might be some of the best and most underrated views in the city, the skyline of Canary Wharf set across the River Thames.
We cross the River south via the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Exploring Greenwich we pass the Cutty Sark, The Naval College and the Maritim Museum before entering the Royal Park and ascending the hill towards the Royal Observatory. We’re treated to even more amazing views from its summit before continuing south across the heath and finally finishing at Blackheath Station.
Spitalfields City Farm 1045
1045 – Meet & Introductions
1100 – Group Meditation
1200 – Snacks / Lunch
1230 – Begin Hike (13.5KM / 8.4 Miles – 3-4 hours Total)
1500 – Finish @ Blackheath Station
Fee: £19.00 pp includes:
- Guided group meditation lead by Guest Mindfulness Guide (45 minutes approximately)
- Use of the peaceful and secluded Yurt on Spitalfields Farm
- Delicious, freshly made vegetarian lunch
- 3 hour guided hike by professional trek leader with talks / info en route
- Tea, coffee
- Hiking snacks
The route is undulating and approximately 13.5KM (8.4 MIles) longView the full route or download the GPX here