East London Towpaths
This mostly traffic-free, flat, paved route takes you on a tour of East London via four different towpaths along London’s historic canals – the Limehouse Cut, River Lea, Hertford Union and Regent's Canals. Starting from the redeveloped Limehouse Basin you will run past narrowboats and locks, over and under bridges and even get a peek at the Olympic Park. You’ll find a variety of scenery along your way from industrial buildings to manicured parks. Highlights include the floating towpath on the Limehouse Cut, the Olympic Stadium, Victoria Park, and Mile End Park. You might try a detour through the meandering paths of Mile End Park or extend this route by continuing along the Thames.
Strava Curated Route
- Distance 6.2 mi
- Elevation 183 ft
- Run Type Road
What Others Are Saying
There are some nice traffic-free running opportunities alongside the River Lea which flows into London where it eventually joins the Thames - head north for more of a countryside feel (good for nature spotting), or south to pass by the site of the 2012 Olympic Park.
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