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TfL launches Walthamstow to Peckham walking route

The Green Link Walk, launched this week, is 15 miles long

Starting off at Epping Forest, the walk cuts through Walthamstow, Clapton, Hackney and Central London before hitting Peckham, Credit: Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a 15-mile walking route that runs all the way from Walthamstow to Peckham.

The Green Link Walk that connects 40 areas of green space and a number of waterways via mostly quiet streets.

Spanning a total of five boroughs, the walk starts in Epping Forest, before cutting through Wood Street and Walthamstow Village. It meanders through Walthamstow, including the main High Street before carrying on through Coppermill Lane and passing the Walthamstow Wetlands. 

The walk hits London gems such as the River Lea, London Fields, Regents Canal, Exmouth Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, and Burgess Park. 

It’s the eighth walk to be included in the Walk London network, and it connects with some other Walk London routes such as the Capital Ring, Jubilee Greenway, Jubilee Walk, Lee Valley Walk, and the Thames Path. 

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In a bid to make the route as accessible as possible, all streets in the route are free from bollards, and avoids streets without dropped kerbs and bridges with sharp ramps and steps. 

A map of the walk. Credit: TfL

Announcing the walk, Will Norman, the walking and cycling commissioner, said: “We’ve seen a significant increase in leisure walking since the pandemic, and Londoners have told us they’re keen for more space dedicated to walking.

“With spring just around the corner, this new walking route is a great way to improve Londoners’ health and wellbeing by increasing access to nearly 40 of London’s green spaces, helping to build a better city for all Londoners.”

A map of the Green Link is available here 

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