From here I crossed the road to the Rainham War Memorial which commemorates the fallen of World War I.
The Rainham War Memorial was added to the National Heritage List for England on 25 March 2002 as a Grade II listed structure.
I now cross the A13 and head up past The Alibon PH and along the road.On my right is a lake.
Now my London Loop Book printed in 2006 has the route going along loads of roads before joining Hornchurch Country park.But Ive come across an entrance to Ingrebourne Hill country Park. Now I was pretty sure this would join up with Hornchurch Country park and would get me off the road. I'm so glad I did not only did it go my direction but I have found a great park and a mountain bike track!!
|Looking down towards Hornchurch Country Park and Albyns Farm|
Further along in the park we come to a play area where there are again signs that link to the airfield.This time a large Spitfire.
The path now again follows the Ingrebourne River.
The path now crosses the river.
After following the river for some distance, the path emerges next to AFC Hornchurch Football Club.
Now again its more streets to walk as I pass Upminster Bridge Underground Station and more streets until finally we rejoin a footpath.Nice to get off the streets again.
The path follows the river again and goes behind Emerson Park school. we again now cross the river and follow a muddy path that I found out is actually a small stream through a wood before emerging out onto more roads.
The batteries on my camera have gone and I now to have to use the camera on my mobile.
The LOOP now follows Hall Lane up to The Strawberry Farm before crossing the A12,
then a left turn again into Hall Lane before crossing the road into Pages Wood.
A Duck shaped bench in Pages wood.
After a long walk through Pages Wood, I leave the park and walk to Harold Wood Train Station the end of the walk passing St Peters church.
I got a 294 bus bus home after a 9 mile walk.