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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Capital Ring: Introduction

After enjoying the excellent London Loop, I wondered how the Capital Ring would compare. While the London Loop encircles the city at a fair distance, sticking to zone 6 and the green belt, the Capital Ring is much more urban, winding around the capital via zones 2, 3 and 4. The Ring doesn't pretend to be anything other than an urban walk that joins up London's many green spaces, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Loop is surprising because it's so green; the Ring is fascinating because it winds through parts of London that you wouldn't otherwise visit. For Londoners, the Ring is possibly more interesting than the Loop, even though its walking isn't as traditionally appealing as its big brother's longer days through the green belt.

  1. Woolwich to Falconwood
  2. Falconwood to Grove Park
  3. Grove Park to Crystal Palace
  4. Crystal Palace to Streatham
  5. Streatham to Wimbledon Park
  6. Wimbledon Park to Richmond
  7. Richmond to Osterley Lock
  8. Osterley Lock to Greenford
  9. Greenford to South Kenton
  10. South Kenton to Hendon Park
  11. Hendon Park to Highgate
  12. Highgate to Stoke Newington
  13. Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick
  14. Hackney Wick to Beckton Park
  15. Beckton Park to Woolwich