Green Chain Walk (80km/50mi), London

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Green Chain Walk (80km/50mi), London

This route is one of seven such walks within the Mayor of London’s strategic walking routes. All of them can be found on www.walklondon.org.uk and under their respective name on this website:

Capital Ring

Green Chain Walk

Jubilee Walkway

Lea Valley Walk

LOOP Walk

Thames Path

Jubilee Greenway

 

The reason for the name is that this walk connects 300 open spaces that official’s want protected from building activity. Many parts of this walk are also part of the Capital Ring.

As the name indicates the route will take you through many nice green and open spaces but there are also some nice attractions to see along the different sections of it. Here are some examples:

Thames Barrier (the worlds largest movable flood barrier), Avery Hill Park and Winter Gardens, Beckenham Place Park and Mansion, Charlton House (Jacobean architecture), Christs Chapel, Dulwich (from 1616), Crossness Pumping Station (by Sir Joseph Bazelgette from 1865), Crossness Nature Reserve, Crystal Palace Park (where you can follow 26 prehistoric monsters around the heritage and natural trails), Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Park Cycle Trail, Eltham Palace and Gardens, Falconwood Model Railway etc.

Check the trails own website for more information about on which section you can find each of these and further information:

http://greenchain.com/info/8/visitor_attractions/11/top_20_visitor_attractions

 

Please note that these attractions may charge an admission fee!

 

After completion of the route you can request a free certificate as souvenir. Please note that these are not sent outside UK so order it at the beginning of your visit or have it send to a friend or your hotel for forwarding. This can be done via this link:

http://www.walklondon.org.uk/certificate.asp?R=2

 

Free MP3 audio guides and more information can also be downloaded from this site:
 http://www.walklondon.org.uk/route.asp?R=2

 

For further information also check:

http://www.greenchain.com/site/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_East_London_Green_Chain

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