A continuous 47-mile riverside path is now open between Woolwich and the Isle of Grain.
The path is part of National Trail’s coastal paths and starts at Woolwich foot tunnel.
The path meets the Thames Path National Trail to the west of the foot tunnel. A section is closed as Mast Quay tower construction continues.
I passed it this week and at least one of two towers have topped out. Upon completion an improved Thames Path should be in evidence opening a stretch for the first time in decades.
If you make it the 47 miles to Grain, it’s currently not the easiest return via public transport though that should change with consultation under way on a new passenger rail service.
Take a look here for details. It will bring passenger services back to the line for the first time since the 1960s, though plans have been heavily revised back between January 2021 and December 2021.
Between Woolwich and Grain there is the recently upgraded paths along the Thames from Woolwich to Thamesmead and towards Erith and then Dartford. Swanscome Peninsula follows where a giant theme park is planned.