This is the fourth section of this walk along the Jubilee Greenway. For the most part this section follows the main route of the London sewerage system. Quite a strange route for a pathway. It is not one I would advise visitors to follow but see what you think.
Walking through the streets I came across this unusually placed memorial in the middle of a row of terraced houses. It is a memorial to the men from Cyprus Street who had lost their lives in the first world war. There are 26 names on the plaque which is the highest number of men lost from just one street. The original plaque was damaged when the house it was on was demolished but local residents clubbed together and had a replica made. It is located here about 500m from the original site.
Now the signs for the path were obvious and I didn't need to keep following the directions I had downloaded.
It has since been adapted and the large triangular shapes above the stadium which housed the lights have now been removed. The stadium is to become home to a London football club(West Ham) in 2016. Prior to that it will be used in 2015 for the World Rugby cup finals and other major events.
After crossing another river I followed the sound of heavy traffic and found myself on a main road ready to give up and go home. As I crossed the road I noticed what looked like a possible pathway and decided to follow it.
I then came across this wonderful building which is the Abbey Mills Pumping Station so I knew I had found the Greenway path again. It was also another reminder that the walk is on top of the Sewers.
This iron feature on the ground is engraved with the months of the year and this inscription 'Stand now at this month with your back to the sun - you wake in the morning the day has begun'. It is a reference to the East/West Meridian line which runs along here.
Finally there was an exit from the path that led to an underground station at Plaistow.
This was not the most picturesque of walks . The construction of Crossrail , a new rail line from NE London to SW London which involves 26 miles of new tunnels beneath London, has turned a vast section of the route into a building site. It might be better when the Olympic Park finally reopens all areas to the public but as yet too much of it is still fenced off and parts of the pathway closed with no alternative route.