Monday, 23 March 2009

Captial Ring

On Sunday morning after brunch in Crouch End, we stumbled across a sign for The Capital Ring, having not heard about this place before we investigated a signpost and found that it is a surprisingly green route that encircles London within a radius should be 7-16km (4-10miles) of Charing Cross. Its total distance is 125km or 78 miles, it threads together parks and open spaces, mostly following pleasant residential roads in between. or so the website says, its a walking and cycling route all around Londo.

The 15 sections summarised below. What seems to be good is that no matter where you walk to you can get back on the tube or bus and get back home.

My plan is to cycle the whole ring some time in the summer. Below is a map of the areas of London that the ring crosses.

More information on walking in London


Section km miles
1 Woolwich to Falconwood 9.3 5.8
2 Falconwood to Grove Park 5.6 3.5
3 Grove Park to Crystal Palace 12.0 7.5
4 Crystal Palace to Streatham 5.6 3.5
5 Streatham to Wimbledon Park 8.5 5.3
6 Wimbledon Park to Richmond 10.9 6.8
7 Richmond to Osterley Lock 7.6 4.8
8 Osterley Lock to Greenford 7.2 4.5
9 Greenford to South Kenton 8.5 5.3
10 South Kenton to Hendon 8.8 5.5
11 Hendon to Highgate 7.7 4.8
12 Highgate to Stoke Newington 7.2 4.5
13 Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick 5.6 3.5
14 Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park 7.7 4.8
15 Beckton District Park to Woolwich 4.8 3.0

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