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Walk the Capital Ring with your little one

Walk the Capital Ring with your little one
Capital Ring sign by Oast House Archive, CC BY-SA 2.0

How much is it? Free

What age is it suitable for? Anybody - but you might want to check whether your route is paved if you're going with a pram rather than a carrier.

If you just want to get out the house for a change of scenery, the Capital Ring is a great way to do it. It's a circular walk all the way around London - you can do a section near you to make life easier or you can plan to do all of it at some point during your parental leave. It's divided into 15 sections overall, and covers 78 miles in total.

It's pretty easy to find a section near you:

Section 1: Woolwich Foot Tunnel to Falconwood

Section 2: Falconwood to Grove Park

Section 3: Grove Park to Crystal Palace

Section 4: Crystal Palace to Streatham

Section 5: Streatham to Wimbledon Park

Section 6: Wimbledon Park to Richmond Bridge

Section 7: Richmond Bridge to Osterley Lock

Section 8: Osterley Lock to Greenford

Section 9: Greenford to South Kenton

Section 10: South Kenton to Hendon

Section 11: Hendon to Highgate

Section 12: Highgate to Stoke Newington

Section 13: Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick

Section 14: Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park

Section 15: Beckton District Park to Woolwich

The walks are all signposted well, with lots of possible pit-stops for snacks, feeding, or changing.

If you're not much of a walker or you're worried about getting lost, there's plenty of information on the Inner London Ramblers website including walk guidance and accessibility guides.

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