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Name with Big Ben in arrow ring on green discCapital Ring

126 km / 78 miles

Gtr London
This is an inner London circular orbital route linking parks, commons and open spaces, and very well served by public transport. While there is a significant proportion of hard surface and pavement on the route, there are many sections that seem quite rural, in green parks and woods, round lakes and reservoirs and along rivers and canals, and there are a number of long parkland sections such as in Richmond Park, and many fine views across the distant City from the higher sections.

There are numerous points of interest along the way, highlighted in the well-researched guidebook and leaflets. Leaving the Thames path at Woolwich, the route includes Maryon Park, Woolwich Commons, Oxleas Wood, Eltham Palace, Crystal Palace, Wimbledon Park, Richmond Park, crossing of the Thames at Richmond, Syon Park, Brent River Park, Grand Union Canal, Horsenden Hill, Harrow on the Hill, Fryent Park, Brent Reservoir, Highgate Wood, Queens Wood, Parkland Walk, Finsbury Park, the New River, Clissold Park, the Lea river, the Olympic Park site at Stratford, the Greenway, and finally the Woolwich foot tunnel under the Thames.

The latest edition of the main Aurum guidebook for the route, listed below, includes changes to the route since its previous editions. These are also summarised in the additional information on this publication's page linked below, to help if you are familiar with the previous route or have an earlier edition or older OS maps. The overview leaflet printed by Walk London is available at local libraries or posted out free by contacting Walk London info@walklondon.org.uk or 0870 240 6094

From the start the route soon coincides with the Green Chain Walk to Crystal Palace. The Dollis Valley Greenwalk (10 miles and included on OS mapping) provides a link between the London LOOP and the Capital Ring as does the Thames Path South East Extension to Erith.

The Definitive Guide Cicerone book is a comprehensive guide to walking routes in Greater London dating from 2002.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name with Big Ben in arrow ring on green disc
Waymark
Name with Big Ben in arrow ring on green disc
Attributes
Easy; Canal; Forest/Woodland; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; River; Urban; Heritage; Industrial History; Olympics
Start and Finish
TQ432793 - Woolwich Foot Tunnel, Gtr London
View on StreetMap
Open Date
2005

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Paperback
Capital Ring (Aurum Press - 2014)
Leaflet
Walk London - overview leaflet (Walk London - 2012)
Certificate
Certificate (Walk London - 2012)
Book
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)
Paperback

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Maps:

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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
OS Landranger Active
OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
London Street Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Co - 2005)
Digital Maps:
Digital Street Mapping
A-Z Greater London by Memory-Map (Memory-Map Europe - 2005)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
28 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
40 Km
Self-catering
Castletown House  (bookable online)
5 Km
41 Km
B & B Accommodation
Mrs Berg  (bookable online)
3 Km
53 Km
Hotels
Chase Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
53 Km
B & B Accommodation
Middle Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
53 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ladywood, Teddington  (bookable online)
3 Km
54 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wright Residence  (bookable online)
3 Km
56 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Caspian  (bookable online)
3 Km
64 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
88 Km
B & B Accommodation
Heatherbank Guesthouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
93 Km
Hotels
National Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
97 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
105 Km
Hotels
Cable Street Inn  (bookable online)
4 Km
114 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
114 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
MemoryMap Route file
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

120.6 Km (74.9 miles)
1,293 m (4,242 ft) ascent
127 m (417 ft)  maximum height