The Thames Path in London has been named the second best urban walk in the world.
Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate Adventures (£15.99) published this month has the 32 mile walk through the British capital ahead of the Great Coast Walk in Sydney and the Berlin Wall Trail.
Top trail is the Tijuca rainforest in Rio de Janeiro famous for Mount Corcovado and the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer.
London’s Thames Path allows the visitor to see the Thames Barrier, Docklands, Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Southwark and St Paul’s cathedrals, Borough Market, Tate Modern, Parliament, the Boat Race course, cattle at Richmond and Ham House stately home and the ancient town where Saxon kings were crowned.
The Daily Mail has the best pictures including one of a conservancy gate which will be familiar to those walking beyond London.