Capital Ring Walk

Walking - Capital Ring map and logo

The Capital Ring Walk offers you the chance to see some of London's finest scenery. Divided into 15, easy-to-walk sections, it covers 78 miles (126KM) of open space, nature reserves, Sites of Specific Scientific Interest and more.


  • Horsenden Hill
  • Eltham Palace
  • Abney Park Cemetery
  • Olympic Park
  • The Great North Wood
  • Wimbledon, Richmond Park and the Grand Union Canal
  • Welsh Harp
  • Finsbury Park
  • Walthamstow Marshes
  • The Thames Barrier
  • Beckenham Place Park
  • Streatham Common
  • Syon Park
  • Wharncliffe Viaduct


Look out for the following:

  • In open spaces - a white disc on a wooden post featuring a Big Ben logo and directional arrow. Remember to pay close attention to the arrow to make sure it's directing you the right way
  • On streets - large aluminium signs - featuring the walking man symbol - strapped to lamp posts and other street furniture. These sometimes include the word 'link' to indicate a link route to a station

Route sections

The 78-mile route is divided into 15 walks:

Section 1: Woolwich Foot Tunnel to Falconwood

Section 2: Falconwood to Grove Park

Section 3: Grove Park to Crystal Palace

Section 4: Crystal Palace to Streatham

Section 5: Streatham to Wimbledon Park

Section 6: Wimbledon Park to Richmond Bridge

Section 7: Richmond Bridge to Osterley Lock

Section 8: Osterley Lock to Greenford

Section 9: Greenford to South Kenton

Section 10: South Kenton to Hendon

Section 11: Hendon to Highgate

Section 12: Highgate to Stoke Newington

Section 13: Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick

Section 14: Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park

Section 15: Beckton District Park to Woolwich

More detailed route maps (updated 2020) for all sections are available from Ramblers.


Completed this walk? Why not download the certificate to celebrate.