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Capital Ring Section 13: Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick

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Stoke Newington Station

Stamford Hill

N16 6YA

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For most of this section of the Capital Ring we follow London's second greatest river, the River Lea and the Lee Navigation.

From Stamford Hill we walk downhill through Springfield Park to join the River at the Horseshoe Bridge by Springfield Marina. We follow the towpath with Walthamstow Marshes and Hackney Marshes on our left and finish by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a short walk from Hackney Wick Station.

There is historical and industrial interest as well as wildlife and water. On the way we pass the railway arch where A V Roe built his tri-plane and in 1909 achieved the first all-British powered flight, see the remains of the filter beds that provided drinking water for East London and encounter an outpost of Eton College.

We meet at Stoke Newington Station. The walk will take about 3 hours. It starts on paved streets but is mainly on the towpath which is narrow and rough in some places. There are steps in Springfield Park (with an alternative, fairly steep, ramp route) and some of the canal footbridges have steep slopes.

Distance 4 miles (6.4 km).

Please check travel arrangements on the day at Transport for London's Journey Planner site.


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