Green Chain Walk

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Statistics and Files
Start: Thamesmead
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: TQ472813
Climbing: 256 metres
Walk time: 16-20 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Green Chain Walk is a linked system of open spaces between the River Thames and Crystal Palace Park in London, England. In 1977 four London Boroughs and the Greater London Council created this Green Chain of 300 open spaces to protect them from building activity. The four London boroughs are Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich. More recently it has been extended to include sections in Southwark. Many parts of the system are also part of the Capital Ring route. The system begins at three places on the River Thames: Thames Barrier, Thamesmead, and the riverside at Erith. There are various circular walks along the route, and there is an offshoot from the main route to Chislehurst; and the next section reaches Crystal Palace via Bromley. From there it goes north with branches to Dulwich and Nunhead. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
The Green London Way
Green Chain
Royal Greenwich
Long Distance Walkers Association

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