Saturday, 14 March 2015

The London Loop

West Wickham Common → Coulsdon South

bromley-boundary.jpg Distance: 15.71 miles
Ascent: 524 metres
Duration: 5 hours 9 minutes

Bromley, Croydon
« Not walked | Not walked »

The theme of this year's walking with be "finishing the job". Over the years we've started a number of National Trails and Recreational Paths and not completed them. By the end of 2015 I'd like them to be fewer in number.

First off the list is the London Outer Orbital Path — the M25 to the Capital Ring's North/South Circular.

happy-valley.jpgToday's leg was a beautifully rural hilly affair in cold and overcast weather. It's striking to realise that a day's walking in south London can require 75% of the ascent involved in climbing Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass!

We avoided the rain, and the clouds lifted sufficiently to reward us with a fascinating view north as we followed the spine of Farthing Downs, looking across the towers of Croydon to the familiar but distant London skyline hidden in the haze.

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