TfL launches new 15-mile walking and cycling route from Epping Forest to Peckham

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The Green Link Walk links almost 40 areas of green space including Walthamstow Marshes and London Fields.

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new 15-mile walking and cycling route in a bid to link more communities with green spaces.

Green Link Walk is the eighth route in the Walk London Network and runs from Epping Forest to Peckham town. 

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It links almost 40 areas of green space, including Walthamstow Marshes, London Fields and Burgess Park, and five other Walk London routes. 

The new route has been created to increase leisure walking in London, improve Londoners’ health and wellbeing, and enhance community access to green space and nature.

The Walk London Network includes the Capital Ring, Green Chain, Jubilee Greenway, Jubilee Walkway, Lea Valley, London Outer Orbital Path, and the Thames Path.

Since the pandemic, London has seen a 10% increase in leisure walking, and according to TfL’s Leisure Walking Plan, 57% of Londoners want to see more space in London dedicated to walking.

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TfL’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman said: “We’ve seen a significant increase in leisure walking since the pandemic, and Londoners have told us they’re keen for more space dedicated to walking. With spring just around the corner, this new walking route is a great way to improve Londoners’ health and wellbeing by increasing access to nearly 40 of London’s green spaces, helping to build a better city for all Londoners.”

Michael Shilling, volunteer green routes champion, CPRE London, said: “The Green Link Walk champions London's precious green and blue spaces, helping foster a deep connection to nature among residents. Through our Great Green Routes work at CPRE London, we campaign to create new green routes, and encourage more people to use existing routes.”

The Footways map of the Green Link Walk can be found here or you can also access it on the Go Jauntly app.

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