Capital Ring

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Start: Woolwich Foot Tunnel
Distance: 78 miles (126 km)
Grid Ref: TQ432793
 
Climbing: 1,080 metres
Walk time: 30-50 hours
Days: 4-8

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Summary: The Capital Ring is long distance walking route that was promoted and created by London's 33 local councils, led by the City of London Corporation in partnership with the Greater London Authority and its functional body for regional transport, Transport for London, through which much of the funding was provided. It is called a "ring" because the route completely encircles inner and central London. The official start of the route is the Woolwich foot tunnel, but the nature of the route means that it can be started or finished at almost any point. The idea originated in 1990 at one of the early meetings of the London Walking Forum and it was completed in September 2005. It passes through green areas of both urban and suburban London. (Source: Wikipedia)


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