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Product details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (19 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845137876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845137878
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

DAVID SHARP is a Vice-President of the Ramblers, and author of the guide to The London Loop as well as the National Trail Guide to the Thames Path in the Country, both published by Aurum.


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We have now completed half the loop with help/hindrance of this book. I wouldn't say that it's totally useless as I don't we could have come this far without it. However, we completed the Capital Ring last month and used the guide book from the same series which we found almost foolproof but I'm afraid this book just does not cut it in the same way. Mr Sharp's writing style is irritating and essential parts of the direction are cut up with inane comments and waffly bits of local information and history. These may be all very well but they upset the clarity of the instructions with the way the text is edited. More importantly, Mr Sharp seems to have no concept of time and space. Therefore, you are never sure whether the next landmark is one metre or one mile away which can be very frustrating. We have often taken turns at the wrong time or left paths too early or had to double back to check that we haven't missed something. What's wrong with saying "after around 500 yards turn right", rather than the non-specific "after a while turn right". This change would turn a frustrating guide into a real help and we would be able to relax and enjoy the walks a lot more.
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Having used David Sharp's previous guide book on the Thames Path, I was expecting an entertaining and informative book on the London Loop.
The book lived up to all expectations. It is even more invaluable for the London Loop, as the path is not completely signposted in every area yet. If you are going to walk the London Loop, you need this guide!
Also included are a number of interesting facts about places and landmarks that you come across on your journey. Despite living in London all of my life, there were many things that I was not aware of. Fascinating stuff.
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This is a most useful book, with a wealth of interesting walks. It is NOT worth attempting a walk in the reverse order, ie from the 'Finish' point back to the 'Start', as some of the waypoints are really only visible (or make sense) in the Start -> Finish direction, as written.
I am very happy reading OS maps in the country, but WHAT a pity that the 'specially annotated' Ordinance Survey Map extracts that are printed in the Book do NOT show actual road names, only a very occasional Road Number! Great to have the actual footpaths shown on Open Land and Public Commons, but SO easy to get lost in a strange town where virtually all the roads shown are un-identified: this is a MAJOR flaw. Be sure to take an A-Z Guide, or a GPS as well, and you will find this to be the ideal solution to the "precisely where ARE we?" query that keeps coming again and again.
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Although also using Transport for London downloads ss well, I find this guide Comprehensive giving details of transpory and refreshment. Maps and commentary easy to follow with facts about interesting places. My only scruple was I wished it had shown the Thames Path extension from the Thames Barrier to Erith which joins up with the start. Only walked about a quarter of it so far and would recommend thid walk. The foresight of politicians after the war to introduce Green Belt has left a lot of nearly rural countryside arounf London. Just hope todays politicians don't undo this.
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UPDATE: Having now completed the LOOP I can say I found this book invaluable. The directions are brilliant, and the information it provides you about sights along the routes is great. At many a point during the walk I would wonder what something was, and without fail the book would have some great information about the point of interest. My only negative, is that the distances are somewhat underestimated, what on the map looks like a straight line is actually a windy path through woodland etc. This meant that when tracking ourselves using GPS we actually covered around 20% more each stage (our total distance covered was 190 miles, and the route is supposed to be 150ish).

The maps included are brilliant, it would cost a lot of money to buy all the corresponding OS maps.
I havn't yet completed the loop, so I can not comment on the accuracy of the directions.
However this book greatly helped me plan my trip as I will doing the whole 150 in one go.
My only negative is that the book does not clearly suggest pubs, cafés, B&Bs, or hotels on route which would be a nice addition, for my trip in particular.
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Fantastic for days out. You travel by public transport out.....walk.......read about places you might have passed in the car....return on another convenient train, bus or underground. This book changes your view of London.
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Having completed the Capital Ring and been very impressed with the accompanying guidebook, we decided to set off on the London Loop and bought this book, which is in the same series. It is a useful guide and given that the route is not always well signposted, I would say it's a necessary companion.

However, it's not quite as good as the Capital Ring book, which includes helpful information about where you can stop for refreshments or the toilet - this doesn't appear in the LL book. Also, some of the descriptions in this book are unnecessarily flowery, and although it does keep us entertained, we really just need to know whether to turn right or left and then how far to walk, rather than being notified of a 'most satisfying vista' or 'vast, high plateau'. Some more focus could maybe have been given to the specifics of the directions.

Having said that, it is on the whole a useful guide that offers interesting information about the places visited, and I wouldn't want to do the walk without it.
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