An explorer from Ealing is walking 311 miles across all 32 London boroughs in an attempt to make the capital the world's first national park city.

Daniel Raven-Ellison, who set off from Enfield on Friday June 23, has just passed mid way in his five week walk around London, visiting hundreds of parks, green commons and streets while trying to encourage different wards to back his cause to make the capital a healthier place to live.

Mr Raven-Ellison has been given the backing of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, along with 238 ward teams across 31 boroughs.

He needs the support of 86 more wards, to turn the capital into a national park city which aims include making London more physically green, boosting biodiversity, improving the quality of the air and connecting children to nature.

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The geographical explorer, whose walk ends on July 26 in Temple, has been joined by councillors and community project leaders at various points along his route.

He said: “London is famous as a political, financial and cultural centre.

"As we approach Brexit, let’s revitalise London’s identity and make it a famous ecological centre too by celebrating our outdoor heritage and incredible nature and environment institutions.

"Making London a National Park is an opportunity to make the capital greener, healthier, more active, enjoyable, resilient and prosperous.

"The great thing is that anyone can be part of it. Just plant something or explore somewhere new and you'll be living it."

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