Dog Rose Sound

London Loop - a Walk London project

The London Loop , one of the 6 strategic walks, is a 240 km, 150 mile, circular walk promoted in 24 sections.

Listen using one of the links below:

Section 1 Erith Riverside to Old Bexley Village (MP3, 10.5Mb, 13'04")
2 Old Bexley Village to Jubilee Country Park (MP3, 10.6Mb, 13'13")
3 Jubilee Country Park to West Wickham Common, Bromley (MP3, 17.5Mb, 21'51")
4 West Wickham Common, Bromley to Hamsey Green Croydon (MP3, 12.2Mb, 15'14")
5 Hamsey Green, Croydon to Coulsdon South Station (MP3, 9.0Mb, 11'12")
6 Coulsdon South Station and into Devilsdon Wood (MP3, 10.2Mb, 12'41")
7 Banstead Downs to Bourne Hall Park (MP3, 9.4Mb, 11'44")
8 Bourne Hall Park, Ewell to Kingston upon Thames (MP3, 14.7Mb, 18'24")
9 Kingston Bridge to Hatton Cross (MP3, 19.4Mb, 24'12")
10 Hatton Cross to Hayes and Harlington (MP3, 11.1Mb, 13'49")
11 Hayes and Harlington to Uxbridge (MP3, 12.0Mb, 15'00")
12 Uxbridge to Harefield West (MP3, 11.7Mb, 14'39")
13 Harefield West to Moor Park (MP3, 12.6Mb, 15'42")
14 Moor Park to Hatch End (MP3, 12.6Mb, 15'44")
15 Hatch End to Elstree (MP3, 13.2Mb, 16'28")
16 Elstree to Cockfosters (MP3, 15.0Mb, 18'44")
17 Cockfosters to Enfield Lock (MP3, 13.1Mb, 16'20")
18 Enfield Lock to Chingford (MP3, 10.4Mb, 13'01")
19 Chingford to Chigwell (MP3, 12.6Mb, 15'45")
20 Chigwell to Havering-atte-Bower (MP3, 16.0Mb, 19'56")
21 Havering-atte-Bower to Harold Wood (MP3, 11.1Mb, 13'53")
22 Harold Wood to Upminster Bridge (MP3, 8.3Mb, 10'19")
23 Upminster Bridge to Rainham (MP3, 10.8Mb, 13'27")
24 Rainham to Purfleet (MP3, 7.9Mb, 9'51")

The Strategic Walking Network in London provides nearly 350 miles, 580km, of promoted accessible paths connecting some of the finest parks and open spaces in London, with historic landmarks, popular visitor attractions and the web of public transport links. The six signposted and waymarked walks each have their own unique qualities which are described in detail in a series of leaflets available for free from many tourist information centres and libraries across the Capital and direct from Walk London at www.walklondon.org.uk, or telephone 0870 240 6094.


The information for these walks has now been produced in audio format as MP3 files so that you can download them and listen while you walk. The walks are also on the Walk London website, www.walklondon.org.uk. Maps of all the walks are on this site so if you want to download and print them off, this is the place to look.

So that the sections can be independent, the introduction has been added to each walk; however, this can be fast forwarded if you are continuing on the walks.

The recordings were made by Julia Ionides and Peter Howell of the Dog Rose Trust of Ludlow, who also wrote the audio scripts. You may recognize the voice for the Welcome as the actor John Challis, Boycie from Only Fools and Horses and The Green Green Grass of Home. The readers are Richard Derrington and Lucy Dale.

For further information can be obtained from the book, The London Loop by David Sharp.

The audio is copyright to the Dog Rose Trust and Walk London. The MP3 files may be downloaded for personal use only.