Turn off the road, escape the grey, and unearth your inner wild side, with the inov-8 London Greenways komoot Collection.
This year, on the 1st of each month, Camino Ultra are releasing each of these 12 featured routes for you to complete as part of their London Greenways Challenge 2022.
Once you complete the routes, submit the evidence and they will send you a medal from the awesome team at ZeroWaste. Each medal is a piece of a 12-part puzzle - run or walk all 12 routes to complete the puzzle and the London Greenways Challenge.
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Here are our 12 London Greenway routes:
1. DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES MEMORIAL ROUTE (6.5 miles)
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, in London, celebrates the life of the Princess of Wales who tragically died in a car accident on 31 August 1997 in Paris. The walk was constructed at a cost of £1.3 million.
The route passes between Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park in a figure-eight pattern, passing five sites that are associated with Princess Diana's life: Kensington Palace, Spencer House, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, and Clarence House. It is marked with ninety individual plaques, each of which has a heraldic rose etched in the centre made of aluminium. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was the Chairman of the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Committee was quoted as saying it is "one of the most magnificent urban parkland walks in the world."
2. DOLLIS VALLEY (9.4 miles)
The Green walk links areas of public open space along the Dollis Valley in a green chain, to provide a pleasant and quiet long distance walk between the Green Belt and Hampstead Heath, right through the heart of Barnet. The walk was developed and implemented by the London Borough of Barnet in 1992, it now forms part of Walk London’s extensive network of walks and provides a link in both the London LOOP and the Capital Ring.
3. NEW RIVER PATH (12 miles)
"Neither new, nor a river”
The New River is a man-made channel dug in the early 17th century to bring clean water from Hertfordshire into London. The path follows the New River channel as closely as possible, from open countryside with riverside paths, to the inner-city streets, where, from the 'Castle' at Stoke Newington, it finishes with a 3-mile Heritage Section, where the route follows a historic but now truncated course through open spaces and on-street.
4. RODING VALLEY GREENWAY (9.3 miles)
The Roding Valley is a unique green space found in East London and provides a green link with the neighbouring county of Essex. Used by many for leisure, recreation and travel, it is a place where you can enjoy nature, walk, cycle, horse ride and fish. Many use the Roding Valley Way path to access other parks in the area, as a shortcut to various town centres/locations and as a green (off the road, traffic free) commuter/cycle route. The walk from Redbridge to Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve is highly recommended, although wellies are recommended in wet weather.
5. CELANDINE - SPRINT EDITION (8.7 miles)
The Celandine Route is a London trail following the river Pinn from Pinner to the Grand Union Canal, through green spaces, grassland, woods and meadows. It was named after the lesser Celandine, a plant growing in woodland with heart-shaped leaves and flowering in early spring.
The route is flat and fast, has relatively few major road intersections but can get muddy after wet weather.
6. GREEN TRAIL, RICHMOND - SPRINT EDITION (16.6 miles)
The Green Trail (Richmond) is a 15-mile route that links with the Thames Path at Hammersmith Bridge and Hampton. Between these two points the route takes in Barnes Common, Richmond Park, Ham Common, Bushey Park and Home Park.
Such a well-loved running part of the UK and very few FKT routes. This one will help runners to link up a few different routes through the Green Trail. Very accessible by London transport as well.
7. CAPITAL RING SOUTH EAST (72.7 miles)
This pleasant walk takes you from Mill Hill near Edgware in North London to the edge of Hampstead Heath along the Dollis Brook.
You will pass through Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space and Barnet's Totteridge Fields Nature Reserve on this flat easy walk through North London.
The route is good for flora and fauna too. Look out for herons, nesting swans, ducks and ducklings along the brook. There's also attractive woodland, wild garlic and wild flowers dotted along the pathway.
8. THAMES ESTUARY PATH - SPRINT EDITION (27 miles)
The Thames Estuary Path through Essex is an amazing path taking you past Thameside Forts, ancient Churches, through Thames Marshes and along the sea wall overlooking internationally important marshes and mudflats.
9. THE CITY OF LONDON GRAFFITI TOUR (15.6 miles)
Get ready to experience the ultimate urban running adventure and enjoy the very best London has to offer in terms of street art and graffiti as you run around Shoreditch, East London and the surrounding areas.
The route also passes through Victoria Park AKA. 'People's Park' - one of east London’s most open spaces, with two lakes, a Chinese pagoda, a boating pond, a playground to name but a few of the highlights.
10. WANDLE TRAIL (10.8 miles)
The river Wandle itself is a tributary of the Thames to the south west of London, consisting of 15 miles of rich chalk stream habitat in good condition, which in its industrial heyday, was the ‘hardest working river in London’, with over 90 mills along its banks throughout time. The river rises in two sources - the Waddon and Carshalton.
The Trail mostly follows the Wandle River, and runs for about 12.5 miles (20km) from East Croydon Station to the Thames Path in Wandsworth near Wandsworth Town train station.
11. WATERLINK WAY (5.5 miles)
This route provides access to green spaces in this densely populated part of London. The trail begins in Cator Park, Beckenham, then heads north through the park to New Beckenham, Bellingham and Catford. You then head through Lewisham and Deptford, finishing on the River Thames in Greenwich. Greenwich is a World Heritage Site with several attractions, such as the Old Royal Naval College with its Painted Hall – the largest painted interior in Europe. Only five minutes away is the Cutty Sark, where you can explore this historic sailing ship and discover the drama of life at sea, and the National Maritime Museum.
12. TOWN TO HILL TO TOWN (11.8 miles)
Baker Street, Parliament, Heath, Ally Pally and Angel!
Soaking up the Christmas vibes in town and experiencing first-hand the hills and trails that London has to offer.
Just don't forget your camera to soak up the views! These are some of the best in the city!
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