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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.

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  • Distance 6.2 mi
  • Elevation 183 ft
  • Run Type Road

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