Saturday Walkers Club

Capital Ring

Circular walk linking the parks and greenspaces of inner London

Length 77.2 miles (124.2 km) with 2,200 ft (675 meters) of ascent
Toughness 1 out of 10 - paved streets and parks

OS Explorer Maps : 161, 162, 173

Walk Notes

You can start this walk anywhere, but starting clockwise from the Woolwich Foot Tunnel in east London...

  • Pass the Thames Barrier, and pick up the Green Chain Walk, passing Eltham Palace and Cystal Palace and Beckingham Palace parks
  • Streatham Common, Tooting Bec (and Lido), Wandsworth Common, Wimbldedon Park and Common, Richmond Park, the Thames path
  • Cross the Thames at Richmond, Syon Park, the Grand Union Canal, the River Brent, the Grand Union Canal again, Horsenden Hill, Harrow, and Fryent Country Park
  • Brent Reservoir, Hendon Park, Highgate Park, and an old railway line walk, Finsbury Park, Clissold Park, Lea Navigation, Olympic Park, Docklands, and finally the Woolwich foot tunnel

Logistically, this walk is as good as it gets, there are hundreds of train stations, tube stations, bus stops, shops and pubs on route. You can walk as short or as long as you wish on each stage, stopping to explorer, or not, as you prefer. You will only be a few hundred metres from a bus stop, and a mile or so from a train or tube station.


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Out: (not a train station)

Back: (not a train station)

By Car

Start: SE18 5JY | Directions


Start walking Large print Using GPS data

National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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