Starting point: Petts Wood railway station Finishing point: Hayes (Kent) railway station Length: 9.7 miles (my wrong turn was not a big diversion) A new year dawned, and with it snuck in the resolve to really push myself in 2012 to explore far more of the UK. Starting locally. Southeast London is somewhere I really don’t know very well at all. Which is perverse seeing as I’ve spent a lot of my life a matter of miles from that area. I decided to start walking the London Outer Orbital Path, AKA The LOOP, with the knowledge that it passes through more green spaces than urban spaces. The sections are relatively short at no more than 11 miles each. Section 3 of the London LOOP runs through suburban Kent from Petts Wood to West Wickham Common, I had a perfect sunny January morning to stroll its 9ish miles. (more…)
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This site is dedicated to walks linking London's green spaces, encompassing routes created by government agencies and unofficial local strolls. You might notice that I suggest some routes well outside Greater London - this is because I work from the caveat that they must have at least one access point reachable with an Oyster card.
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