Walking the Capital Ring Stage 12
Upper Tollington Park - Hackney Wick

Date: October 7th 2007
Walkers: Myself and Catheryn
Weather: dark and overcast - but not too cold.
Walk Departure Time: 1.00pm
Walk Finishing Time: 5.30pm
Walk Distance: 5.8 miles (approx) (new route)

Part twelve of the ring was through familiar North London territory, but still threw up some surprises. The first being that the route had been changed from that of the book, to incorporate some of the New River walk. We saw a few rats on this section! There were a procession of parks - Finsbury Park, Clissold Park, Abney Park Cemetery, Springfield Park. The remainder was in the Lea Valley, where we saw big horny cows. We ended in the urban decay of Hackney Wick, soon to become rejuvenated for the 2012 Olympics.

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Cows roam in Hackney!

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Introduction Woolwich - Falconwood
July 30th 2006
Falconwood - Grove Park
August 27th 2006
Grove Park - Penge West
October 15th 2006
Penge West - Streatham
April 6th 2007
Streatham - Wimbledon Park
April 9th 2007
Wimbledon Park - Richmond
May 6th 2007
Richmond - Boston Manor
July 8th 2007
Boston Manor - Greenford
August 4th 2007
Greenford - South Kenton
August 11th 2007
South Kenton - Brent Cross
August 26th 2007
Brent Cross - Upper Tollington Park
August 27th 2007
Upper Tollington Park - Hackney Wick
October 7th 2007
Hackney Wick - Woolwich
October 27th 2007
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