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Ring line from Clapham Junction via Whitechapel and Willesden Junction back to Clapham Junction. Also branches from Surrey Quays to Crystal Palace, West Croydon and New Cross, from Canonbury to Stratford, from Gospel Oak to Barking and from Willesden Junction to Richmond.

Walk 19: Gunnersbury walk to Richmond

Walk 19: GUNNERSBURY walk to RICHMOND 2 1/2 hours The train line opened in 1869 as a link between the main line from Southwest England and the main lines from the Midlands via Willesden Junction. It was therefore primarily a … Continue reading

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Walk 18: Willesden Junction walk to Gunnersbury

Walk 18: WILLESDEN JUNCTION walk to GUNNERSBURY 2 3/4 hours The train line was first built in 1853 from Willesden Junction to South Acton, the aim being to link the different main lines and to bypass central London. This was … Continue reading

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Walk 17: Leyton Midland Road walk to Barking

Walk 17: LEYTON MIDLAND ROAD walk to BARKING 3 hours The train line opened in 1894 providing a link between Norfolk and the lower Thames ports and sea resorts but its main purpose was to serve the newly built suburbs … Continue reading

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Walk 16: Walthamstow Queens Road walk to Leyton Midland Road

Walk 16: WALTHAMSTOW QUEEN’S ROAD walk to LEYTON MIDLAND ROAD 2 1/4 hour The train line opened in 1894 providing a link between Norfolk and the lower Thames ports and sea resorts but its main purpose was to serve the … Continue reading

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Walk 15: Harringay Green Lanes walk to Walthamstow Queens Road

  Walk 15: HARRINGAY GREEN LANES walk to WALTHAMSTOW QUEENS ROAD 2 hours The train line between Harringay Green Lanes and South Tottenham was built in 1868 as an attempt by the operator of the Lea Valley railway to get … Continue reading

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Walk 14: Gospel Oak walk to Harringay Green Lanes

Walk 14: GOSPEL OAK walk to HARRINGAY GREEN LANES 2 hours Most of the train line opened in 1868 as an attempt by the operator of the Lea River railway to get access to Westminster rather than only to its … Continue reading

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Walk 13: Canonbury walk to Stratford

  Walk 13: CANONBURY walk to STRATFORD 3 hours The train line was built as part of a line bypassing central London and linking the Midlands main line with the docks. The line was built in 1852 as far as … Continue reading

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