This section shares its route with two others. From the start on the south side of the Woolwich Foot Tunnel it follows the Thames Path Southeast Extension, mostly beside the river with some grand views including the Thames Flood Barrier (popularly known simply as Thames Barrier), where the Thames Path National Trail starts.
6 miles ( 10 km)
Woolwich Foot Tunnel (GR 432-793)
Falconwood (Eltham Park North, GR 441-753)
Mainly level but some steep slopes and two long flights of steps (with avoiding alternatives). Mixture of tarmac paths, pavements and rough paths, tracks and grass. No stiles. 2.4km (1.5 miles) beside roads
Complete both ways. The logo is 'Big Ben' and text 'Capital Ring' in blue and green on white background.
Pubs at Woolwich, Charlton village, Shooters Hill and Falconwood. Cafes at Woolwich, Charlton village and Oxleas Meadows. Public toilets at Woolwich, Maryon Park, Charlton House and Oxleas Meadows
Free ferry from North Woolwich
Rail: Woolwich Arsenal, Woolwich Dockyard, Falconwood
Buses: at rail stations and at Thorntree Road, Charlton Village and Shooters Hill
For more information on public transport please see
Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Thames Path Southeast Extension, Thames Path National Trail, Green Chain Walk
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