Completing the 78-mile Capital Ring Walk

A group of members and friends from Catford WI have completed the Capital Ring walk – a 78-mile circular walk around London. The walk is divided in to 15 sections, with a guide and map for each section available to download on the TFL website.

We started in Woolwich in late November, covering home ground and familiar sites, and made our way through unfamiliar territory, across commons, along canals, through parks and down residential streets to finish back in Woolwich again on 29 March, walking one or two stages each time. We were really lucky with the weather and had lots of blue skies, and only a few (very) muddy paths to manage.  Each stage starts and finishes near a tube or train station, and it's been really interesting to see different areas of London and to take in some amazing views from places like Crystal Palace, Richmond Park and Harrow.  It has been a great chance to get to know each other outside of the monthly meetings and we already have plans to start the London Loop, a 150-mile walk around outer London, this autumn.