Recently, I started doing a walk called the Capital Ring. It’s a walk you can follow that forms a complete loop around London. I thought it would be a good idea to attempt as it would give me a different experience, and the possibility to check out areas of London that I have never seen before.The walk consists of fifteen, easy-to-walk sections, covering 126 km of green space, nature reserves, historical sites, and more.
I decide to start from a point that would be close to where I live although you can start from any point really. In my understanding, you don’t have to follow form one to fifteen. I walked section six of the Capital Ring which is an 11 km walk from Wimbledon to Richmond.
The walk is mostly very green. At the beginning of the walk, you walk through a lesser known local park called Wimbledon Park. Here there are many facilities including a large lake, athletics track, play areas, tennis courts, paddling pool and mini-golf. It then goes through Wimbledon Common up through Richmond park – two of the most famous parks in London.Wimbledon park is a beautiful green space with large wooded areas and a golf course. When walking through it you come across a beautiful historic windmill with museum attached.
Richmond Park is massive, and famous for its deer. Luckily, I managed to spot some of them! Richmond Park, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park. The largest of London’s Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation.
This Capital Ring is a great walk which you can do at your own pace. I don’t think it’s possible to do all of it in one go, each stage of the journey is a significant distance. So far, it has been very enjoyable!