London loop – walking trip around London

London Loop, or London orbital Space Way, or London orbital path – is a fascinating journey through the outskirts of London through the alignments of residential areas along river canals through parks, natural reserves, forests, farmland. Ring for travel around the English capital extended almost 240 km (152 miles). Walk begins on the bank of the Thames from the Erith area in the south-east of London and continues clockwise.

Development permit route in 1993. Received in the House of Lords. His first part was open on May 3, 1996. In the London District Croydon. Every two, three years have opened the following part of the way, and by 2001. Ring closed.

Work on the creation of a pedestrian route was a lot. In England, the right public way of movement is protected by law. To open the path, it took coordination with land owners, applying a route to maps.

Duties between the authorities of different levels were divided. Local authorities set color signs (London Loop has its own original pointer), organize parking for picnics and follow the cleanliness of the area. Central power provides transport services.

After organizational events, anyone can go past. It is allowed to ride bicycles. There are sections for the movement of persons with disabilities. Dogs on such paths are walking on a leash.

The path consists of 24 sections, combined in 3 groups: "blue" The group covers the south of London, "Green" – Northwest, and "Yellow"- Northeast Capital. All 24 plots are associated with public transport of London, so they differ in length. On any site in tourist centers you can buy a map and a leaflet with a description of the attractions of the route, food and sleeping places.

The walk through the London loop shows the relics of the past London from majestic residential areas, such as the place of the hall, to emotional monuments, such as WilberForce Memorial (Slave Cancellation). From the tower shot, the path leads through an abandoned plant for the production of powder. In the bay flooded with a tide, a cemetery of historic barges used during the day "D" World War II whose boards are now painted by students. The path passes near the former military air base, the Kenley airfield, and through the numerous golf courses.

Rural seeds are separated by alive hedges. At one of the intersections, 7 beech trees planted in 1793. In the forests hears the rust of birch and oaks, the voices of birds, there are wild animals. Holes in the hills, especially attractive during flowering.

The most famous London Loop guide created David Sharp, who managed to split areas for one-day transitions.

Plot 1 (from Erith Riverside to the old Bexley village) has a length of 15 km (9.5 miles). The road goes the valley of three rivers.

Plot 2 (From the village of Old Bexley to the anniversary country park) has a length of 10 km (6 miles).

Plot 3 (From the anniversary country park, bromley to Western common wickham, bromley) stretched 13.5 km (8.5 miles) through the countryside.

Plot 4 (from Western West Wickham, Bromley to Green Hamsey, Croydon) has a length of 14.5 km (9 miles). Forest route with a fair amount of lifts.

Plot 5 (from green Hamsey, Croydon to Kuldson South Station, Croydon) stretches 10 km (6 miles) by hilly edge.

Plot 6 (From the Kuldson South station, Croydon to Banstad, Banstead Hills) – 7.5 km (4.5 miles).

Plot 7 (from Banstead Hills, Banstead to Bourne Hall, Ewell Park), 5.5 km long (3.5 miles) – the shortest section of the London loop.

Plot 8 (from the Park Bourne Hall, Ewell in Kingston-APON-TEX) – 12 km (7.5 miles). Interesting, but hard plot during river spill.

Plot 9 (from Kingston-Avon-Tears to the Hatton Cross) has a length of 16 km (10 miles), passes through numerous green zones. This is the only area on the route subjected to a flood with wet weather.

Plot 10 (from Hatton’s Cross to Hayes & Harlington) extends 6.5 km (4 miles) through numerous transport hubs.

Plot 11 (from hayes & Harlington in Aksbridge) lasts 11.5 km (7 miles) most often on the coastline.

Plot 12 (from Aksbridge to West Harefield) – 7.5 km (5 miles), the water is the water.

Plot 13 (from the west of Harefield in the park Moore) – 7.5 km (4.5 miles), quite remote from settlements.

London loop - walking trip around London

Plot 14 (from Moore’s fleet to the end of the hatch) – 6.5 km (4 miles). Very green route.

Plot 15 (From the end of the hatch to Elstree) – 14.5 km (9 miles).

Plot 16 (Elstree Cockfosters) – 17.5 km (11 miles). The longest road.

Plot 17 (from Cockfosters to ENFIELD Castle) – 14 km (8.5 miles). Long rural path.

Plot 18 (from the castle of Enfield to Chingford) – 7.5 km (4.5 miles). Green way with rivers and hills.

Plot 19 CHINGFORD CHIGWELL – 6.5 km (4 miles). The path passes by the Hunting House of Queen Elizabeth.

Plot 20 (from Chigwell to Havering-Atte-Bower) – 10.5 km (6.5 miles). The main part passes through the fields and meadows.

Plot 21 (from the Havering-Atte-Bower to Harold Voodoo) 9 km stretches (5.5 miles).

Plot 22 (from Harold Wood to Upminster Bridge) – 7 km (4.5 miles). Most of the paths of the travelers enjoy water and country landscapes.

Plot 23 (from Upminster Bridge to Rainham) – 7.5 km (4.5 miles)

Plot 24 (from Rainham to Purfleet) has a length of 9 km (5.5 miles).

Traffic police pass route at their own pace. You can make a stop in noisy cities, such as Kingston-Apone Tears, or to arrange a picnic on green clearing, in parks, such as Bushy Royal, or along rivers and canals. London orbital trail will provide exciting travel sites around the English capital.

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