Walking the River Effra

A guided route, based on a walk in 2002, following the route of London’s lost River Effra. This is an attempt to follow the route of the Effa river as close as possible – the river itself was once comparable to the Fleet north of the Thames, although sources differ over the upper part of […]


Articles Newer things here: My free weekly newsletter Histories, ferreting out first-hand accounts from the hidden corners of history. The full account of my live-tweeted ‘Around the World in Eight Hours’ walk in London, April 2022. Other Twitter adventures appear here, e.g. #10tweetadventure threads. Kenneth Grahame’s essay on walking, ‘The fellow that goes alone’, online in […]