Conduit Head Healthy ride - 10am meet Danson Stables car park DA6 8HL
Easy paced ride 2hr Healthy social ride Aiming to reach back to Danson at midday- This ride is on mostly quite roads and paths – Start/finish at Danson Park (Stables) We circle the park and head off to the cycle path parallel to A2, crossing over Westwood Lane, then following the LCN route to Eltham Park South and linking up with Avery hill park and Conduit head onto Lamorbey park and Marlborough park, Willersley Park making our way back through the quiet streets across Days lane and Blackfen to Danson park. There are no major hills just a few slopes, however we will wait for all riders, Harry leading. 11.4 miles "All Welcome"
This 16th century conduit head is an upstanding and below-ground remains. It is situated on a gentle south-facing slope adjacent to Holy Trinity Church in Avery Hill Park. The conduit head is a red-brick structure with a sunken four-centred arch opening forming the entrance to a chamber with a pointed barrel vault. The brickwork has been patched and buttressed in places. The interior of the main chamber includes three arched openings in the west wall and two in the east wall. One of these leads along a vaulted passage to a square chamber with a low brick dividing wall forming a tank. The conduit head contained a sluice and tank to control the flow of water from springs to Eltham Palace via a pipe under the moat. These remains of the conduit head are listed at Grade II.
Link to route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1948843820
Please ensure your bike is in roadworthy condition and that the tyres are fully inflated and ideally you have at least one spare innertube and that your seat is at the correct height and that you are dressed for the weather for this time of year.
This ride is part of a series of Healthy rides by Bexley Cyclists an LCC local group. www.lcc.org.uk