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Named signs with logoGreen Chain Walk

Gtr London

64 km / 40 miles
The Green Chain Walk is a collection of eleven linked routes between the River Thames and many of South-East London's open spaces. It can be started from the Thames Barrier or Erith riverside, and offers several route variations as it passes through Oxleas Wood and Mottingham to terminate at either Crystal Palace or Chislehurst. The 'daisy chain' layout offers many options for circular and linear walks.

Though there is inevitably some street walking, there is a surprising amount of woodland, grassland, park and garden and some interesting heritage sites are passed, such as Eltham Palace.

The 40 mile (64 km) route plotted on our map represents the north-east to south-west extent of the walk, and is made up of sections 1, 3, 6, 8 and 10 of the 11 (totalling 50 miles) in the Transport For London (TfL) website linked below.


Waymark: Named signs with logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signs with logo
Attributes: Easy
Start: TQ472813 - Thamesmead, Gtr London View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ343705 - Crystal Palace, Gtr London View on StreetMap
Web Sites: TfL - Green Chain Walk London Underfoot - Capital Ring / Green Chain Walk [blog] Green Chain Walk - Tim Bertuchi Annierak - Green Chain Walk [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook London Street Atlas  (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins)  - 2016 12th ed. )
External download Green Chain Certificate  (Transport for London (TfL) ) Download


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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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 176, 177
OS Landranger Active 176, 177
OS Explorer 161, 162
OS Explorer Active 161, 162
Digital Maps:
Memory-Map A-Z London street atlas (Memory-Map - 2020)

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Route Profile:

28.3 km (17.6 miles)
357 m (1,171 ft) ascent
91 m (299 ft)  maximum height

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