Capital Ring is a 142.9 kilometer loop trail located near Greenwich, London, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 142.9 km Elevation Gain: 2,501 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers

city walk

This popular long distance walk allows you to see a wide variety of what London has to offer. Some sights of note along the route include Horsenden Hill, Eltham Palace, Olympic Park, Wimbledon, Richmond Park and the Grand Union Canal, The Thames Barrier, Beckenham Place Park, and the Wharncliffe Viaduct. The hike is often done in 15 stages. Because of the central location, there is no need to do the entire trail at once and there are many public transportation and refreshment opportunities along the route. In open spaces the trail is marked by a white disc on a wooden post featuring a Big Ben logo and directional arrow. On city streets you will see larger aluminium signs featuring the walking man symbol to let you know you are on track.

12 days ago

A fabulous way to see parts of London that aren't in the usual guides. Choose a section, pack a picnic to have along the way, work out which bus/tube will take you to the start of your chosen section and you've got a great, economical day out in nature. And, after 15 such days (or less if you combine sections), you'll have completed the whole ring! Suitable for all ages - our children were 6 & 8yrs when we did this and they loved it.

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