One of the Great Walks in London is the Jubilee Greenway, which is a walking and cycling route in London, this London Great walk was completed in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. When planning your route to visit London take in a series of Great Walks in London and maybe even the Jubilee Greenway, visit London Visitor to explore some great local places to explore on your journey, places to eat or stop off for a leisurely drink.
The Jubilee Greenway is 60 a kilometres route of continuous paths links 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues with parks, waterways and other attractions
The most recent addition to the Great Walks in London routes, the Jubilee Greenway is 60km long – one km for each year of the Queen’s reign, to link together all the major Games sites.
This route is way-marked by distinctive glass, pavement slabs. The Queen unveiled the one outside Buckingham Palace in February 2012.
More Information about the Jubilee Greenway
The Jubilee Greenway Walk is just one of seven magnificent walks designated by the Mayor to help make London one of the most walkable cities in the world.
Discover more about The Jubilee Greenway Walk and Walk London by visiting www.walklondon.org.uk where you’ll be able to download all the facts, maps and practical advice you need to plan a perfect walk – including short video clips, mp3 audio guides, comments and links about each route and the great things you’ll see along the way. You can also phone Walk London on: 0870 240 6094
It’s true – walking has many benefits. It’s been described as “the nearest activity to perfect exercise” – but more than this a great walk around London will reveal things that you simply can’t see from a car or a train and you don’t need any specialist equipment – just a comfortable pair of shoes and off you go. Our capital’s network of parks and open spaces rivals any other city in the world. The walks described here and on our website are specifically designed to be easily accessible by public transport and you can travel as little or as far as you want by walking them in sections. So, whichever way, step out and Walk London… there’s lots to see and a magnificent seven, well maintained, clearly waymarked routes connecting it all together.
Put the busyness of the capital into perspective and relax in the countryside on the doorstep of the city. Often called the M25 for walkers, The LOOP Walk provides 152 miles (245 km) of accessible paths that encircle Greater London through the Green Belt. It’s a fascinating journey through new and ancient woodland, over rolling downs, along the windswept estuary and past historic houses, farms, windmills, village greens and pubs… a perfect escape.
Circle the city along The Capital Ring Walk through ordinary and affluent garden suburbs with their wealth of open spaces. See the growth of London’s Metroland, passing magnificent mansions and eccentric monuments on a 78 mile (126 km) journey all within ten miles of the heart of London. Take in a panorama of the real city – of villages and suburbs, canals, commons, parks and woodland, with spectacular views of the city and beyond.
Weave together the allotments and commons, ancient woodland, parkland and recreation grounds of south-east London by following the Green Chain Walk for 50 miles (80 km). Thirty years ago forward-thinking planners acted to designate this fantastic resource – one of the longest green and pleasant walks available in any city. Enjoy a wide variety of healthy green spaces from the river’s edge, through the valleys and into the hills with wonderful views across the city.
Hunt for clues along The Lea Valley Walk to see how water milled, manufactured and transported the goods that enabled a great city to function. The route shadows the Lee Navigation towpath for 18 miles (29 km) from King Harold’s burial place at Waltham Abbey, past the Olympic Park to Trinity Buoy Wharf at the confluence with the Thames. Zig-zag the Meridian Line, pass huge reservoirs and nature reserves towards wild and original marshes popular with migrating birds.
Meander The Thames Path from its willowy western banks for 40 miles (64 km) to the gleaming Thames Barrier and The Queen Elizabeth Bridge arching across the estuary marshes. Navigate the very heart of London, past palaces, royal parks, working boatyards and leisurely marinas to the regenerated docklands. Historic waterfront buildings mix with the contemporary while 24 bridges link both banks and reveal a unique maritime heritage along its course.
Walk The Jubilee Walkway to appreciate how central London joins up over ground and make the most of the city’s symbolic squares and ceremonial routes linking world class art, theatres and museums with iconic views and architecture. Inspired by the reign of Her Majesty The Queen, the route traces the heart of London’s major landmarks along a 15 mile (24 km) circular walk providing a perfect opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary history of the capital city.
Connect central London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues with some of the capital’s best parks, attractions, heritage and views by walking or cycling the 37 mile (60 km) Jubilee Greenway Walk, much of it along the Regent’s Canal and the River Thames. Designated to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s anticipated 60th anniversary this is one of the best ways to get to know London, see the city and meet its people.
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