Capital Ring Walk – Day 3

Capital Ring Walk – Day 3
Date: 12 December 2017
Walked From: Richmond
Walked To: South Kenton
Distance: 18 miles

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Today’s stage of the Capital Ring took me from leafy Richmond to suburban South Kenton, via some beautiful waterside paths and a couple of spectacular viewpoints. All accompanied with a healthy wintertime dollop of ice, some snow – and even sunshine at times.

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I had company on today’s walk – my friend Peter (bet he didn’t originally envisage spending his day off walking around west London), who kindly paid for my lunch at a ‘two mains for £9.99’ type pub in ‘glamorous’ Greenford before we pushed on through the final seven miles of our leg-stretching stroll around the Capital.

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Today’s route covered sections 7-9 of the Capital Ring walk (all of which can be downloaded as very good PDFs from the TfL website) and it has some cracking sections: the watery bit alongside the Thames and the River Brent, the lovely grounds of Syon Park and Harrow School, and the views of London from Horsden Hill and Harrow on the Hill, a part of London dominated by the famous public school and the gentlemen’s outfitters (and other echoes of an imagined genteel past straight out of the Victorian era) that go with it. ‘‘Twas a good walk indeed!

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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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