Latest News: Bulk email update Read more



Name with Big Ben in arrow ring on green discCapital Ring

Gtr London

126 km / 78 miles
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.

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:

Waymark: Name with Big Ben in arrow ring on green disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
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
Web Sites: TfL - Capital Ring Walk London Underfoot - Capital Ring / Green Chain Walk Jason McDonald's Walking Pages - Capital Ring Tim Bertuchi - Capital Ring Walk Annierak - Capital Ring Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Capital Ring

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback The Capital Ring : 78 miles of green corridor encircling inner London : Recreational Path Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2016 )
Paperback London Street Atlas  (Geographers' A-Z Map Company  - 2016 12th ed. )
Guidebook London : the definitive walking guide  (Cicerone Press  - 2002 )
Guidebook Big Walks of London  (John Merrill Foundation  - 2008 )
Paperback Walks in the London Borough of Barnet (London Borough Walks)  (John Merrill Foundation  - 2008 )
External PDF Capital Ring Certificate  (Transport for London (TfL) ) Download

Click to showhide 2 more Publications, Badges and Certificates


Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
National Trails (England & Wales)
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths
Anytime Challenges

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
B & B Accommodation
Hotels

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 176, 177
OS Landranger Active 176, 177
OS Explorer 161, 162, 173, 174
OS Explorer Active 161, 162, 173, 174
Digital Maps:
Digital Street Mapping
A-Z Greater London (Memory-Map) (Memory-Map Europe)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
28 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
40 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
40 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
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

Click to show 13 more Accommodations


Connected Paths:


Downloads:


Route Profile:

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

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law