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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Capital Ring: Day 15: Beckton District Park to Woolwich

The Docklands Campus of the University of East London
The Docklands Campus of the University of East London

The shortest day on the Ring just got shorter, because when I walked this final section, the coastal route – which is pretty much the entire route – was 'currently unavailable.' I can only assume that this state of affairs is reasonably permanent, as the area that the previous route goes through is a mass of building work, and the signs proclaiming that it's shut are pretty sturdy. I thought this closure would make for a fairly pointless day whose only purpose was to complete the Ring, but I was wrong. Despite being a very short walk indeed, day 15 manages to pack in some real delights, and it makes for a great end to a great walk. London Loop, take note...

Inside the Woolwich foot tunnel
Inside the Woolwich foot tunnel