Walked — July/September 2019
After setting out via Smithfield, the Regent’s Canal is gained at City Road Basin, and is followed to the Olympic Park (with an alternative route through Victoria Park), the towpath route taking in the Hertford Union Canal and the Lee Navigation. Beyond the Olympic Park, streets link to Wanstead Flats. From this point, the route generally follows the Epping Forest Centenary Walk via Snaresbrook and Chingford all the way to Epping (unless there is a more interesting option), ending at the station.
At just over 36km, this is the shortest of the radial walks, with a little over 330m ascent.
|1: Trafalgar Square to City Road — 4.09km; 25m ascent|
Street route via Aldwych and Finsbury to the Regent’s Canal
|2: City Road to Temple Mills — 8.29km; 30m ascent|
Canal towpath throughout
|3: Temple Mills to Snaresbrook — 5.33km; 28m ascent|
Suburban streets then the open land of Epping Forest
|4: Snaresbrook to Chingford — 6.67km; 88m ascent|
Woodland of Epping Forest
|5: Chingford to Epping — 11.91km; 163m ascent|
Woodland of Epping Forest, then streets in Epping
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