Severndroog Castle the castle in the middle of the woods.

Today’s Discovery: Severndroog Castle

The sun was shining. Yes! For the first time in a while, it was warm and the sun was shining brightly in the sky.

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Castle

I discovered Severndroog Castle recently and decided to check it out. I set off a little too fast and had a pain in my calf. Instead of stopping and turning home as I would have previously have done, I decided to walk soon the pain was gone. Still being good to myself I decided to walk a little and then run a little the whole way there – who doesn’t love a bit of fartlek training.

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The woods

The castle is in the middle of Oxleas Woods which was full of dog walkers and buggies. The tower is in Shooters Hill, being 500 ft above sea level and 63ft tall it’s one of the highest points in London. Originally made in 1784, It was a derelict building that was left empty for 28 years as the council wanted to sell it off to be turned into an office building.

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Spiral Staircase

Fortunately, this didn’t happen and it was opened again in 2014 and for the price of a meal deal. What £3 you say – yes it’s a bargain. You get a bit of history into the building and a lovely view of London where you can see places from The Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral and Wembley Stadium.

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The View

Although the picture doesn’t do it justice. I definitely recommended going on a clear day its also 3 miles from Blackheath if you want to add to your run. It’s open Thursday, Friday & Sunday 12:30-4:30. What are you waiting for fellow runners… get discovering.

Nadine x

http://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk

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