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londonphotoproject May 14th 08 07:35 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
Hi,

Apologies for the self-promotion but I think this is relevant to the
group!

On Monday I completed my six-month challenge to walk the entire London
Underground (above ground). I have walked the routes of all 12 tube
lines (I started before the East London line closed). The walking was
split of 54 days and the total length of my walking routes was 378.5
miles. That is only 7 miles per day on average so if you were willing
to up the miles per day it would be doable in much less time.

As I walked I carried a camera and a GPS logger. I took photos of all
the tube stations on the way apart from the Heathrow stations - When I
got to Heathrow I chose to walk around the airport. The photos and the
GPS tracks are on the blog he
http://www.londonphotoproject.co.uk/blog/

You can find a merged map of all the walking routes he
http://www.londonphotoproject.co.uk/...ged-route-map/

londonphotoproject

John B May 14th 08 09:50 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
On 14 May, 08:35, londonphotoproject
wrote:
Hi,

Apologies for the self-promotion but I think this is relevant to the
group!

On Monday I completed my six-month challenge to walk the entire London
Underground (above ground). I have walked the routes of all 12 tube
lines (I started before the East London line closed). The walking was
split of 54 days and the total length of my walking routes was 378.5
miles. That is only 7 miles per day on average so if you were willing
to up the miles per day it would be doable in much less time.

As I walked I carried a camera and a GPS logger. I took photos of all
the tube stations on the way apart from the Heathrow stations - When I
got to Heathrow I chose to walk around the airport. The photos and the
GPS tracks are on the blog hehttp://www.londonphotoproject.co.uk/blog/

You can find a merged map of all the walking routes he
http://www.londonphotoproject.co.uk/...ged-route-map/

londonphotoproject


This is excellent stuff.

One nitpicky thing: I'm not sure the standard reverse-chronology blog
format suits the site very well now your walk's completed (i.e. it'd
be better to click the Hammersmith & City link and be presented with
"Day 1: Hammersmith to Ladbroke Grove" first, rather than starting at
the end).

[However, have just looked into how easy it is to do "oldest post
first" with Wordpress, and the answer appears to be "really rather
hard". Oh well.]

--
John Band
john at johnband dot org
www.johnband.org

londonphotoproject[_2_] May 14th 08 10:23 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
Hi John,

You are right about the post order not being ideal.

Now that the project is over I will probably add a 'contents' page to
the blog home page to make it easier to navigate the journey in order.
In the mean time you can get a list of all the blog posts in the
correct order from my walking logs page - http://www.londonphotoproject.co.uk/blog/walking-log/

Regards,
londonphotoproject

John Rowland May 14th 08 11:22 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
londonphotoproject wrote:

Now that the project is over


I can't help thinking that it's not complete without the fanshafts and
emergency exits.



Frank Incense May 14th 08 09:19 PM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 

Now that the project is over


I can't help thinking that it's not complete without the fanshafts and
emergency exits.



I cant help thinking - WHY?



(Rev.) CMOT TMPV May 14th 08 10:30 PM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
Once upon a time -- around about 5/14/08 03:35 --
possibly wrote:


Apologies for the self-promotion but I think this is relevant to the
group!

Wow. I really enjoyed reading that. Nice work. Very nice :)

--
Canada Post doesn't really charge 32 cents for a stamp. It's 2 cents for
postage and 30 cents for storage. -- Gerald Regan



Sir Benjamin Nunn May 15th 08 09:13 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 


"londonphotoproject" wrote in message
...


On Monday I completed my six-month challenge to walk the entire London
Underground (above ground). I have walked the routes of all 12 tube
lines (I started before the East London line closed). The walking was
split of 54 days and the total length of my walking routes was 378.5
miles. That is only 7 miles per day on average so if you were willing
to up the miles per day it would be doable in much less time.



Fascinating stuff! I might have to try this myself, at least in part.

Where did you get your routes from? Some of them aren't quite right.

For instance, on the W &C, you 'chose to cross the Thames at Southwark
Bridge as this is close to where the Waterloo & City line crosses the
river'.

However, the W&C doesn't really go this way (despite it's portrayal on the
diagrammatic map as such). It cross the river soon after leaving Waterloo,
and passes close to Blackfriars station on the North side of the river.

BTN



londonphotoproject[_3_] May 15th 08 11:02 AM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
Where did you get your routes from? Some of them aren't quite right.

For instance, on the W &C, you 'chose to cross the Thames at Southwark
Bridge as this is close to where the Waterloo & City line crosses the
river'.

However, the W&C doesn't really go this way (despite it's portrayal on the
diagrammatic map as such). It cross the river soon after leaving Waterloo,
and passes close to Blackfriars station on the North side of the river.

BTN


Hi,

The routes were mostly just made up on the spot. I was more going
between the stations rather than trying to follow the actual route of
the line. This allowed me to take more interesting detours than just
following the line would allow. In the W&C case I guess the crossing
point was more influenced by the position of the crossing on the
diagrammatic tube map, and also because I wanted to walk along the
South Bank! I've updated my post to reflect this.

Cheers,
londonphotoproject

michael adams May 15th 08 03:20 PM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 

"Sir Benjamin Nunn" wrote in message
...


"londonphotoproject" wrote in message
...


On Monday I completed my six-month challenge to walk the entire London
Underground (above ground). I have walked the routes of all 12 tube
lines (I started before the East London line closed). The walking was
split of 54 days and the total length of my walking routes was 378.5
miles. That is only 7 miles per day on average so if you were willing
to up the miles per day it would be doable in much less time.



Fascinating stuff! I might have to try this myself, at least in part.

Where did you get your routes from? Some of them aren't quite right.



That's not the point, surely ? All the OP needed to do was to walk between
the stations. Whether the route he took, followed the exact line of the
tracks is irrelevant. As to do that in some cases he would probably have
needed to walk across private property, to go through peoples houses and
over their back fences etc.

If you want to be really picky, maybe he should instead have swum across
the Thames at the appropriate point, as well.


michael adams

....


For instance, on the W &C, you 'chose to cross the Thames at Southwark
Bridge as this is close to where the Waterloo & City line crosses the
river'.

However, the W&C doesn't really go this way (despite it's portrayal on the
diagrammatic map as such). It cross the river soon after leaving Waterloo,
and passes close to Blackfriars station on the North side of the river.

BTN





Rob May 15th 08 03:32 PM

Tube Walking Project - Completed!
 
On May 15, 4:20*pm, "michael adams" wrote:
"Sir Benjamin Nunn" wrote in ...



"londonphotoproject" wrote in message
...


On Monday I completed my six-month challenge to walk the entire London
Underground (above ground). I have walked the routes of all 12 tube
lines (I started before the East London line closed). The walking was
split of 54 days and the total length of my walking routes was 378.5
miles. That is only 7 miles per day on average so if you were willing
to up the miles per day it would be doable in much less time.


Fascinating stuff! I might have to try this myself, at least in part.


Where did you get your routes from? Some of them aren't quite right.


That's not the point, surely ? All the OP needed to do was to walk between
the stations. Whether the route he took, followed the exact line of the
tracks is irrelevant. As to do that in some cases he would probably have
needed to walk across private property, to go through peoples houses and
over their back fences etc.

If you want to be really picky, maybe he should instead have swum across
the Thames at the appropriate point, as well.

michael adams

...

For instance, on the W &C, you 'chose to cross the Thames at Southwark
Bridge as this is close to where the Waterloo & City line crosses the
river'.


However, the W&C doesn't really go this way (despite it's portrayal on the
diagrammatic map as such). It cross the river soon after leaving Waterloo,
and passes close to Blackfriars station on the North side of the river.


BTN


Go back and do it again....

No only kidding, serious respect to op for this feat

Rob


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