Walking the London Loop

There is a mighty route - an M25 for walkers no less, known as the London Loop, which goes for over 140 miles right around the outskirts of London.

In April 2005 I purchased the very handy London Loop Recreational Path Guide, and armed with this bible of London Loop walkers, the London Loop was ready to be tamed - every last mile - no stone unturned - no path too overgrown - no zone too far - starting from the south bank of the Thames at Erith in zone six, and finishing near a rubbish tip at Coldharbour Point on the opposite bank of the Thames. (stop press: LOOP now goes past rubbish tip and finishes at Purfleet)

There were 15 sections of the LOOP to complete, and it took FIVE WHOLE YEARS (We didn't do that many a year...)

Tom Moreton was a walker on all sections.

The photo gallery of the final section is: Section 15 - Harold Wood to Purfleet

Introduction Erith - Bexley
May 7th 2005
Bexley - Petts Wood
June 2nd 2005
Petts Wood - Hayes
July 21st 2005
Hayes - Hamsey Green
August 24th 2005
Hamsey Green - Banstead Downs
July 16th 2006
Banstead Downs - Kingston
August 20th 2006
Kingston - Hatton Cross
October 1st 2006
Hatton Cross - Uxbridge
May 20th 2007
Uxbridge - Moor Park
June 3rd 2007
Moor Park - Elstree
June 9th 2007
Elstree - Cockfosters
August 12th 2007
Cockfosters - Enfield Lock
Feb 10th 2008
Enfield Lock - Chigwell
August 24th 2008
Chigwell - Harold Wood
October 3rd 2009
Harold Wood - Purfleet
August 15th 2010
Other Walks
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