Our Friends at the Creekside Discover Centre write…
It’s London Rivers Week! Join us for a peaceful morning walk, followed by breakfast and a presentation to learn more about your local river – all before work starts!
Developing on our popular weekend walks, Creek Know-how features in-depth information about tides, the local historical context, and more. This activity aims to provide further opportunity for understanding the local area and to help people to interact with Deptford Creek more.
For this special Creek Know-how we will head into the river first thing for a 1 hour walk. This will be followed by warm drinks and a continental style breakfast back at the centre and a presentation about tides and how the river has influenced the development of the locality. There will be time for refreshments, questions, and discussion to finish. Suitable for ages 14+.
6.30am – Prepare for Creek Walk
6.45am – Creek Walk in Deptford Creek
7.45am – Creek Walk finishes. Wash up.
8.00am – Breakfast and presentation about the Deptford Creek area
8.45am – Discussion to finish
You will explore:
- The local context and the changes in and around Deptford Creek over time
- Interpreting and using tidal data, and gaining first hand experience of tidal rivers
- Interacting safely with wild spaces by assessing and managing risk
- Using first-hand observation to get to know wild spaces better
Part of this course is classroom based and part includes a river walk at low tide. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day – we will provide light raincoats and waders for going into the Creek.