LOOP footpath 3 – Orpington to Coombe Lane

Walking the London Outer Orbital Path, section 3 and part of section 4, on 20 April 2019.

A ride on a new Woolwich ferry

A trip on the Woolwich free ferry in London.

Two new boats built by Polish company Remontowa at cost of £20m the pair replaced the old fleet in early 2019 as part of an upgrade of the ferry service. This one is named Ben Woollacott. It has a capacity of 150 passengers (there were about 10 foot passengers on my trip), with 210 metres for vehicles across four lanes as well as dedicated cycle spaces. It is suprisingly quiet in operation.