Route Map

The map outlines the planned event route, and using the menus to the left below adds locations of points of interest (POIs), such as event checkpoints, London 2012 Games venues, LDWA Founders sites, and other visitor attractions, also listed below in route order. Click the location icons or listed names for more details, local maps and links. Mapping to local level with the event route overlaid is provided using OS free mapping (OpenData), that is similar to Landranger and Explorer mapping but without field boudaries, contours or the lines of other footpaths.

If you are unfamiliar with using interactive maps you can get more help here. To see OS Explorer mapping with the location of each POI, such as a checkpoint, click its map icon or name in the list below the map to display an infomation page, and click the Streetmap icon there. If you use digital mapping, route trackfiles are downloadable here.  Event routes use some permissive sections that have special consents and routes may be varied due to path diversions, ongoing work at London 2012 Games venues, etc. The start section shown is schematic. There is an interactive map showing the main walk start assembly location in relation to the Olympic Park on the Gainsborough school website here. There are access notes on the Route Summary page. If walking the route before the event please use the rights of way routes in previous route descriptions and access updates that will be available on this site later on the same page. 

For an elevation profile and route statistics (distance, ascent and maximum height, see the profile page.

Page version information: Updated 08 February 2012 with route track and description links and minor location changes (checkpoints, etc). Updated 09 May for additional mapping scales.

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation
Camping Barn
Group Accommodation

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London 2012 Games Venue
LDWA Founders Site
Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.


Hostel Accommodation: Lee Valley YHA, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire 18 km
Hostel Accommodation: The Green Rooms 8 km
Hostel Accommodation: London St Pauls YHA, 36 Carter Lane, London 4 km

Click to show 19 more Hostel Accommodation

Camping Barn: Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey 9 km
Group Accommodation: FSC Juniper Hall 1 km


Checkpoints/HQs: Gainsborough Community Primary School, Hackney < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Victoria Park Harriers (Marshals Walk Start) < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Millwall Rugby Club < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Meridian Sports & Social Club Ltd < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Mottingham Scouts HQ < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: St Giles Centre, Farnborough < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Biggin Hill Spitfire Centre < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Woldingham Scout & Guide HQ < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Merstham Village Hall < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Box Hill Village Hall < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Tanners Hatch YHA (2012 100 Checkpoint) < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Belmont Preparatory School < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Winterfold Car Park No 4 < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Chilworth Village Hall < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Clandon Park (Car Park) < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Old Woking, St Peter?s Church Centre < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Staple Hill Old Car Park < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Sunningdale Village Hall < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Windsor Great Park (Old Cricket Ground) < 1 km
Checkpoints/HQs: Trevelyan Middle School (Finish) < 1 km

Click to show 17 more Checkpoints/HQs

Points of Interest

London 2012 Games Venue: Olympic Park (London 2012 Games Venue) < 1 km
London 2012 Games Venue: Greenwich Park (London 2012 Games Venue) 1 km
London 2012 Games Venue: North Greenwich Arena (London 2012 Games Venue) < 1 km
London 2012 Games Venue: Royal Artillery Barracks (London 2012 Games Venue) < 1 km
London 2012 Games Venue: Box Hill (Olympic Road Cycle Race) < 1 km
London 2012 Games Venue: Eton Dorney Lake (London 2012 Games Venue) 3 km

Click to show 3 more London 2012 Games Venue

LDWA Founders Site: Blatchford Memorial Seat (LDWA Founders site) < 1 km
LDWA Founders Site: Steer's Field (LDWA Founders site) < 1 km
LDWA Founders Site: Blatchford Down (LDWA Founders site) 2 km

Click to show 2 more LDWA Founders Site

Walkers are Welcome: Haslemere (Walkers are Welcome) 18 km