Strolling The Wimbledon Way

New heritage walk is now open

The new Wimbledon Way heritage walk got off to a flying start with the help of local MP Stephen Hammond as well as local councillors.

The 2.012km route, initiated by Merton Chamber of Commerce, links the town centre to the village and the All England Lawn Tennis Club. It takes people through some of Wimbledon's fascinating heritage and culture.

The Wimbledon Way, which opened on Saturday (the first walkers are pictured right) is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to bring the story of Wimbledon's heritage alive and to involve young people, schools, communities and businesses in learning about and participating in their local heritage.

It will also provide a new tourist attraction for visitors to Wimbledon, showcasing the town in time for the Olympics.

Leaflets about the walk are available from Merton's libraries and the Love Wimbledon Town Centre Information point - just inside Centre Court shopping centre.

Love Wimbledon - as the new Business Improvement District - supported Saturday's walk with balloons and badges for both young and older walkers alike.

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May 28, 2012