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Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One

By Lwblog @londonwalks
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One DC Editor Adam writes…
As regular Daily Constitutional readers and some London Walkers will know, on my days off I like to stride out and walk London. I'm a big fan of the Capital Ring orbital walking route and I love to walk the Thames. Many of the pictures and ideas that end up on this blog are born out of my rambles.

On Wednesdays here on The Daily Constitutional, I'll be sharing some snaps, random observations and the odd bit of trivia picked up along the routes of my wanders.




Route: From East Finchley to North Woolwich on the Capital Ring.
Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Weather: Freezing fog to start, mist & later sunny spells. High Temp 1 degree C
Distance: 21 miles
I've been walking the Capital Ring for just over 10 years now. Every time I walk it, there's something different to see depending on the season.
(I'll share the story of how and why I got started in a later post.)
It's a 78-mile orbital walking route around London broken up into 15 easy chunks…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
The Capital Ring website is here: tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/capital-ring. I meet a lot of London Walkers who are big fans of the Capital Ring.
Last week I set out to walk Section 12 to Section 15 - from my front door in East Finchley to North Woolwich by the Thames in the bleak midwinter.
The Capital Ring over these four sections encompasses several different walking routes: The Capital Ring, The Parkland Walk (South), the New River path, the Lea Valley Walk, the Jubilee Greenway and the Thames Path. Here are the signs you'll know them by…


Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
Not that signs were easy to see early on the 23rd of January. Freezing fog…



Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One … as I headed for Highgate Wood, where I found a dramatic obelisk…

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One It's actually the old drinking fountain (but everything looks more dramatic in the fog, as you'll see later). Over to Samuel Taylor Coleridge…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
Highgate Wood and then Queen's Wood…

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
Highgate Wood, owned and managed by the City of London Corporation, and Queen's Wood, said to have once been a plague pit renamed in honor of Queen Victoria in 1898, were once part of the ancient Forest of Middlesex mentioned in the Domesday Book.
A spot of advice at Highgate…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Fair enough.
Then it's on to hook up with the Parkland Walk (South) toward Finsbury Park…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One The Parkland Walk follows the line of the old Edgware, Highgate & London Railway
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One … seen marked here on the A-Z from 1938 (pages from my souvenir edition - thanks Wiebke & Joe for the Christmas pressie!)…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
(Shop for your own copy (hours of browsing fun!) at the A-Z website www.az.co.uk)
And here's this week's Smug Tweet: 10,000 steps before 9 o'clock…
10,000 steps before 9am 3rd #smug week in a row! #walk #walking #stepcount @FitbitUK pic.twitter.com/MXCHTk0TIe — Adam Scott (@AdamScottG) January 23, 2017

As I blogged last week, my pals simply ignore my nerdy step-related bragging. But some kind soul at Fitbit did offer this nugget of encouragement…
@AdamScottG Amazing job Adam, please keep us posted and have a lovely week! — Fitbit Support (@FitbitSupport) January 23, 2017
Ta!
Some more advice…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Chill? This chill enough for ya…?
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One … along the New River toward Stoke Newington where I met Hannah and her owner…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Hannah was particularly barky as I approached. Her owner offered that Hannah was so agitated because, in the fog, my hat made me look like an enormous dog walking on its hind legs. A fair point when you see the hat…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One The writing's on the wall. She sounds like a helluva gal…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Did she tell us that a game show host would be the president and that we'd leave the EU? Or that Spurs would win the league in 2016/17? If the latter, I'd love Cassandra, too.
That most stylish of nincompoops, Mister Toad…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One The New River was frozen over. I was tickled by my footage of a duck making a skiddy landing on the ice…

The ducks, on the other hand, looked a bit grumpy with each other…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One The Castle Climbing Centre…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
… housed in a former pumping station built by the New River Company following the Metropolis Water Act of 1852 banning the drinking of Thames below Teddington in the west. It looks rather well in the mist, I think.
On to Clissold Park and a damned fine cup o' coffee in the former home of Jonathan Hoare, an 18th century merchant and anti-slavery campaigner…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
Painted clues of a Stoke Newington past…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Abney Park Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries of London. The central chapel is currently under restoration…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army are buried in Abney Park Cemetery, as is Joanna Vassa (1795 to 1857) a former slave who became an anti slavery campaigner and Betsi Cadwaladr, 1789 - 1860, a working class Welsh nurse who worked alongside, and regularly clashed with the upper class Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.  
More on London Cemeteries in the London Walks Halloween Podcast 2016…
Cedra Court…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One … where East End gangster Ronnie Kray kept a flat and arranged, er, "parties" for guests such as Lord Boothby. Brother Reggie Kray also had a flat here with his wife Frances
On to the Lea Valley, by Walthamstow Marshes and another Wind in the Willows reference (see Toad, above)… 
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One
And a splash of color to end part one…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part One Part Two coming soon.

Here are few previous Big Walk Wednesday posts for you to enjoy…
East Finchley to Richmond Part One
East Finchley to Richmond Part Two
East Finchley to Crystal Palace Part One
East Finchley to Crystal Palace Part Two
Old Kent Road to Whitechapel
Cornhill to Camden Town East Finchley to South Kensington North Greenwich to Richmond Part One
North Greenwich to Richmond Part Two
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.
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