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Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motifLondon Loop

233 km / 145 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.


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Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motif
Waymark
Named discs with hovering kestrel and ring motif
Attributes
Canal; Downland/Wolds; River
Start
TQ519788 - Coldharbour Point, Gtr London
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Finish
TQ511780 - Erith Riverside, Gtr London
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Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Leaflets
LOOP Walks South London (Downlands Project - 1999)
Book
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)
Paperback

Maps:

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National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
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B & B Accommodation
Hotels
Self-catering

 
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
166167176177187
OS Landranger Active
166167176177187
OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Self-catering
LAVENDER COTTAGE  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
13 Km
Hotels
De Rougemont Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
16 Km
Self-catering
Black Swan  (bookable online)
4 Km
69 Km
B & B Accommodation
Heatherbank Guesthouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
72 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wright Residence  (bookable online)
2 Km
143 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ladywood, Teddington  (bookable online)
1 Km
143 Km
Self-catering
Craven House Apartments  (bookable online)
1 Km
145 Km
B & B Accommodation
Middle Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
147 Km
B & B Accommodation
Mrs Berg  (bookable online)
1 Km
147 Km
Hotels
Chase Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
148 Km

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Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
London Loop GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 15/09/2017 17:52:35
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MemoryMap Route file
London Loop Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route file
London Loop Tracklogs Route File
Last Updated 15/09/2017 17:52:41
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Route Profile:

233.8 Km (145.3 miles)
2,680 m (8,793 ft) ascent
177 m (581 ft)  maximum height