Free Walks This Weekend – That’s London Baby’s recommendations!

If you are still wondering what to do this weekend, or if you finally wanted to go on a guided walk and you have put it off for whatever reason, this weekend offers a great opportunity to get walking!

Walk London is having their annual winter weekend of free walks (there are further weekends in Spring and Fall). That’s more than 40 guided walks through all areas of London, all funded and paid for by TfL. Many of those are normally paid walks. They come in all sizes and interests – short walks, touristy walks, special topics (e.g. literary or spy walks), central location, outside, long walks….there is even one section of the Capital Ring covered!

They even created a map, showing the starting points of all walks:

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Free Walks this Weekend! Your guide to the Walk London Spring into Summer Weekend

If you are still wondering what to do this weekend, or if you finally wanted to go on a guided walk and you have put it off for whatever reason, this weekend offers a great opportunity to get walking!

Walk London is having their annual spring weekend of free walks (there are further weekends in January and September). That’s more than 40 guided walks through all areas of London, all funded and paid for by TfL. Many of those are normally paid walks. They come in all sizes and interests – short walks, touristy walks, special topics (e.g. literary or spy walks), central location, outside, long walks….there is even one section of the Capital Ring covered!

They even created a map, showing the starting points of all walks:

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Walking the Capital Ring- from Hendon Park to Highgate (Section 11)

Good morning! Sun is shining, London is waiting! If you don’t have any plans today, why not go on a walk?

The capital ring is great to see parts of the city you’ve never been before. I had rumbled on sections of the Capital Ring in North / East London before (e.g. along the Parkland walk, see here or along the river Lea, see here) but after I made the decision to tackle the complete Ring, this was the first “proper” section I walked in its entirety. The section is 8.5km long and you can find the official map and small description of the route by TfL here.

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I think, this section gives a good flavour on what to expect along the ring in general

– quiet residential areas in Zone 2/3 (wow, those type of “normal family homes” seem to exist in London!)

– unexpected patches of greenery and nature (was i not walking along 5 train tracks a second ago?!)

– sometimes quite boring sections just walking along / next to busy roads (yes, we are still in London)

– unexpected gems and discoveries along the way (yay, found another “official walking path” to tackle on day and hats off to TfL another amazing architectural gem along the way!)

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Walking the Capital Ring – From Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick (Section 13)

This year, I have started on a new adventure – no, not only blogging here, but to discover some new parts of London. Hence, I am aiming to walk all 15 sections of the Capital Ring, one of the major walking trails in London. I don’t want to go into too much background on the ring (planning a more general post on this, as it really deserves some more background and details), but go straight into sharing part of my walk I did last Sunday (and what a sunny day it was!).  In terms of numbering the sections, I will just stick with the official names, even if in terms of order, I might do them randomly. Section 13 Runs from Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick and is a leisurely 6km (3.7 miles).

You can find all “factual” information and a map with the detailed route from TfL (who manages the walk) – just click here.

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