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London Loop: Introduction

I'm very fond of the London Loop1. Sure, it's a recreational path rather than a proper long-distance walk and an awful lot of the trail plods through suburbia, but the Loop has a definite charm. I've lived in and around London since 1991 and I've spent ages wandering up and down the Thames and exploring the city, but the London Loop introduced me to the capital's suburban surroundings and the lush countryside on the edge of town.

  1. Erith to Old Bexley
  2. Old Bexley to Jubilee Park
  3. Jubilee Park to West Wickham
  4. West Wickham to Hamsey Green
  5. Hamsey Green to Banstead
  6. Banstead to Kingston
  7. Kingston to Donkey Wood
  8. Donkey Wood to Uxbridge
  9. Uxbridge to Moor Park
  10. Moor Park to Elstree
  11. Elstree to Cockfosters
  12. Cockfosters to Enfield Lock
  13. Enfield Lock to Chigwell
  14. Chigwell to Harold Wood
  15. Harold Wood to Coldharbour

1 Technically this walk is called the LOOP, which stands for the London Outer Orbital Path, but too many capital letters make my eyes swim, so I'm going to stick with the more readable 'Loop'.