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Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motifLondon Loop

241 km / 150 miles

Bucks, Essex, Herts, Gtr London, Surrey
A route introduced by the London Walking Forum which is a group comprising among others, representatives from all London Boroughs, it provides a green ring route around London generally towards the outer edges of the suburbs or in countryside.

Starting at the Thames at Erith and finishing on the opposite north bank at Coldharbour, the Loop (London Outer Orbital Path) passes through numerous woods, commons and parks and on waterside paths alongside the Grand Union Canal and London rivers such as the Colne, Crane, Cray, Darent and Ingrebourne.

The Thames Path National Trail is crossed at Kingston upon Thames and many other paths, including the Vanguard Way, Three Forests Way and Hillingdon Trail, are met along the route.

The Dollis Valley Greenwalk (10 miles and included on OS mapping) provides a link between the London Loop and the Capital Ring. The waymarked Watling Chase Timberland Trail (10 miles) from Elstree to near Hatfield is coincident with the Loop at its start. From Hatfield there is a described link to St Albans, the Alban Way.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motif
Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motif
Canal; Downland/Wolds; River
TQ519789 - Coldharbour Point, Gtr London
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TQ511781 - Erith Riverside, Gtr London
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

London Loop (Walk London - 2006)
Dollis Valley Greenwalk (Barnet Council)
Watling Chase Timberland Trail (Hertfordshire County Council - 2005)
LOOP Walks South London (Downlands Project - 1999)
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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LAVENDER COTTAGE  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
13 Km
De Rougemont Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
17 Km
Black Swan  (bookable online)
4 Km
70 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ladywood, Teddington  (bookable online)
1 Km
147 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wright Residence  (bookable online)
2 Km
147 Km
Craven House Apartments  (bookable online)
1 Km
150 Km
B & B Accommodation
Middle Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
151 Km
B & B Accommodation
Mrs Berg  (bookable online)
1 Km
151 Km
Chase Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
152 Km

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Route Profile:

232.0 Km (144.2 miles)
2,655 m (8,711 ft) ascent
177 m (581 ft)  maximum height