Capital Ring
DescriptionThis 78 mile circular walk takes you on a tour through London passing many of its most famous landmarks and through some of its most attractive parks and green areas.
The route officially starts at Woolwich foot tunnel by the Thames Barrier and first heads south passing through Eltham, Beckenham and Tooting before reaching Wimbledon with its famous common and windmill. You continue through Richmond deer park to Richmond where a pleasant stretch along the Thames takes you past the popular gardens at Kew. Soon after you join the Grand Union Canal for more pleasant waterside walking, passing Brentford and Hanwell on your way to Harrow. The route then turns east passing Brent Reservoir, Wembley Stadium, Hampstead and Finsbury Park. The final section takes you through the delightful Lee Valley Park, through Stratford and back to the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Please see the map below for a basic overview of this route or click here to see a photographic aerial view with points of interest and photographs
Distance78 miles (126 km)
Memory Map RouteCapital Ring.mmo
GPX FileCapital Ring.gpx
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Route Photos

Thames Barrier at route startBeckenham place parkWimbledon Common WindmillRichmond park deer
The Grand Union Canal at HanwellBrent Reservoir and Wembley StadiumFinsbury ParkLee Valley Park - Springfield Marina

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Map (Route in Red)
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