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

By Lwblog @londonwalks
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two 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.

PART TWO of East Finchley to North Woolwich

Continued from previous post… CATCH UP WITH PART ONE HERE.




Route: From East Finchley to North Woolwich on the Capital Ring.
Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Weather: Freezing fog & later sunny spells High Temp 1 degree C
Distance: 21 miles

Smoke on the water way out east…

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Fierce beasts, too…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two More frozen water…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two And the new home of West Ham…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
My first time round on the Capital Ring it looked like this…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two …then this…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two And there's more London on the way…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
The sundial on the Greenway…

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … a walking & cycling route that follows the embankment of the old Northern Outfall Sewer built by Bazalgette. Here it is mapped on a 1960s edition of the A-Z…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Not, as in the first part of this post, a souvenir reprint of the A-Z. This is from my nerdy collection of old A-Z's…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
But more of that another day. Betcha CAN'T WAIT!
The Abbey Mills Pumping Station…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … a sewage pumping station also designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. I blogged about this in a previous post because Pink Floyd once played here (I left it late to get my obligatory music reference in this week!). Catch up with that post HERE.
It also provides a handy visiting spot if you are a music fan unfamiliar with London and have ended up at the WRONG Abbey Road via the DLR station nearby – also the subject of an earlier post as well as a London Walks Podcast…
The dead center of West Ham…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
The Romans. What did they ever do for us…?

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two The green road sign says Beckton Alps…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
… nicknamed for the huge spoil heaps from the old Beckton Product Works and the production of gas, sulphur, coal tar and ammonia by-products. In its heyday, Beckton was home to the largest such works in the world. It closed in 1970.

And on that note, a spot of lunch…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … by a frozen lake in Beckton District Park with not a whiff of sulfur to be had. Spicy tomato and lentil soup this week, folks. Recipe to follow another day!
I love this pic…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two A modern development with a post box from the reign of George V. The post box has clearly seen some changes. Back to the 60s A-Z and we've got a lot of white space on the pages…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Where we would now find, among other things, City Airport…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Last week's Minecraft Dull Architecture Award went to Syon House. But they are not to be outdone in the east…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
And down to the water's edge for the obligatory shopping trolley…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … as the sun finally burns through…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two The rules are different in East London…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Is this the most modest church in all of the capital…?

Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
Suddenly it's spring (ish)…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
A relic from the industrial past…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … a steam hammer made in Glasgow in 1888.
And one of my very favorite London things…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … the mighty Woolwich Free Ferry. Go on, take a trip. Make it your late new year resolution. Here's how to find it…
And it really is FREE - the crew don't hassle you for cash tips all through the journey! Free means free!
And on to the foot tunnel…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two
… where I'll pick up the Capital Ring again on another day.
A final view from the DLR window - hard-working old London with 21st century London looming as the sun gives up to the mist again… 
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two One last check of the stats…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two … and home.
Here's the map…
Big Walk Wednesday: #EastFinchley #N2 to North Woolwich on the #CapitalRing #photoblog Part Two

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Here are few previous Big Walk Wednesday posts for you to enjoy…
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
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