Step 1: Welcome to the Thames Path! This walk follows the South Bank of the iconic Thames Path National Trail from the Thames Barrier to Tripcock Ness.
Step 2: To get here from Charlton Station, turn left out of the station and go ahead (across Woolwich Road) towards the river. Upon reaching the river, turn right and follow the Thames Path here.
Step 3: The hull-shaped cowls of the Thames Barrier make for an awesome introduction to this section.
Step 4: This feat of modern engineering is the defence that protects 1.25 million Londoners, 26 Tube stations, and over 4,000 properties from the increasing risk of flooding and “surge tides.” It finally opened in 1982.
Step 5: From the barrier, the first part of the walk is slightly away from the river, shared with the Green Chain Walk (also in the Go Jauntly app).
Step 6: To begin, go up this set of stairs to your right and straight back down the other side.