After following the Green Way path for a short distance I found myself on a footbridge crossing the Newham Way from which I could once more see the Hill I had been aiming for the view of which is depicted top left. I was intrigued by the sign post denoting the turn off as Beckton Alps and as all was pretty flat apart from 'my' hill I could only surmise that it represented the alps in question?
After a brisk walk along the bicycle superhighway that runs along the Newham Way I passed through a gateway and scaled the Beckton Alps which as it turned out was a derelict and crumbling former artificial ski slope. From the sumit the view was fab and I have added some photos I took of the nearby Upton Park and London City Airport with the gloroius Tate and Lyle factory behind it. The Tate and Lyle is pretty much the only living reminder of the once thriving industrial hub of East London. The photo above is of a crumbling view point on the South side of the ski slope. I imagine the ski slope is theoretically out of bounds as it is surrounded by a hardcore fence and is basically crumbling away but the gates to it were open so in I went. Finally a picture of Nikki and I on the beach below London Bridge after our cable car ride and river boat trip down the Thames YEAH!