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Overview

This is the first of our walks on the 78 mile Capital Ring and is one of the greenest and most attractive sections. It begins in historic Woolwich following the Thames Path to the Thames Barrier before heading south through parks, commons and woods to reach the highest point on the Capital Ring (128 metres) close to Severndroog Castle, with magnificent views. The walk continues through Jack Wood and Oxleas Wood where we will stop for lunch (cafe or picnic + toilets). In the afternoon the route goes through more woods and parks and past Eltham Palace to finish via King John's Walk at Mottingham station. Some paved paths but also quite a lot of rough paths and grass which could be muddy at this time of year and several quite steep slopes and flights of steps.  

Saturday, 2 March 2024
Start time:
10:15 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Woolwich is on the Abbey Wood branch of the Elizabeth Line. Return from Mottingham with 4 trains an hour to Charing Cross. 

Possible drop-out at 7 miles at Falconwood Station (National Rail). 

Walk 2 will be Saturday 6th April 2024

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 43838 79023
Nearest postcode:
SE18 6FL
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Start time:
10:15 am

Meet just inside Woolwich station (Elizabeth Line)

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 42583 73242
Nearest postcode:
SE9 4EL
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Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Mottingham Railway Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking