GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Capital Ring

78 miles (126 km)

This 78 mile circular walk takes you on a tour through London passing many of its most famous landmarks and through some of its most attractive parks and green areas.
The route officially starts at Woolwich foot tunnel by the Thames Barrier and first heads south passing through Eltham, Beckenham and Tooting Bec Common before reaching Wimbledon with its famous common and windmill. You continue through Richmond deer park to Richmond where a pleasant stretch along the Thames takes you past the popular gardens at Kew. Soon after you join the Grand Union Canal for more pleasant waterside walking, passing Brentford and Hanwell on your way to Harrow. The route then turns east passing Brent Reservoir, Wembley Stadium, Hampstead and Finsbury Park. The final section takes you through the delightful Lee Valley Park, past Stratford and the Olympic Park before returning to the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Capital Ring OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Capital Ring Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Thames Barrier at route start

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Wimbledon Common Windmill

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Richmond park deer

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The Grand Union Canal at Hanwell

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Brent Reservoir and Wembley Stadium

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Finsbury Park

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Lee Valley Park - Springfield Marina

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Capital Ring.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Capital Ring.mmo (right click - 'Save As')