GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

London Walks

There's hundreds of good options for walkers in and around the capital. Highlights include the epic London Loop which takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London. There's also the Jubilee Greenway which visits several of the capital's finest parks and includes waterside sections along theRegent's Canaland theThames Path.
London is also not far from the Sussex and Kent coasts. See our Coastal Walks Near London page for details.

Use the filter to show walks of a certain type such as woods, reservoirs, hills, long distance, country parks, canals and rivers.
In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Greater London. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Addington Hills1 miles (1.5 km)Climb to this viewpoint in Croydon and enjoy great views across the City of London and the North Downs. You can park at the Addington Hills car park in Upper Shirley and pick up the footpaths from there. It's a short climb to the viewpoint where you can enjoy far reaching views towards Parliament Hill and Docklands. There's 130 acres to explore in the park with woodland and London's largest area of heathlandto enjoy. It's great for flora and fauna with bell heather, gorse, marsh violet, common lizards and green woodpeckers to look out for. View Full Details>>
Alexandra Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle through this popular park in North London. The park covers nearly 200 acres and surrounds the historic entertainment venue of Alexandra Palace. It includes a pretty boating lake where you can enjoy a boat ride or a lakeside snack at the cafe. There is a also a large garden centre with a Victorian style greenhouse, a deer enclosure with a small herd of fallow deer and a 10 hole pitch and putt golf course. You can also climb the park's tree-lined sloping hill where you can enjoy super views over London. View Full Details>>
Barnes Common, River and Wetland Centre7 miles (11.5 km)This circular walk takes you around the London village of Barnes. It's an affluent and attractive area with nice walks to be had through the common, green and along the River Thames. There's also the splendid London Wetland Centre with its lakes, ponds, gardens and wide variety of wildlife. View Full Details>>
Battersea Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle through this riverside park in London. There's a cycle trail running through the northern end of the park and footpaths taking you around a boating lake, through Sub-Tropical Gardens and along the River Thames. There's 200acres (83-hectare)to explore with a children's zoo, a boating lake, a bandstand and cafe. There's also a 3 hectare nature area with mixed woodland where you can look out for butterflies and birds such asblackcap and bullfinch.Good footpaths take you around the lovely Sub-Tropical Gardens with amixture of exotic plants and then to the Old English Garden with a fountain and pretty hedges and flowers. View Full Details>>
Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods5 miles (8 km)Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods are located in the London Borough of Hillingdon and contain numerous walking and cycling trails. Ruislip Woods covers 726 acres and became the first National Nature Reserve in an urban area of England in 1997. The site includes grassland, ponds, streams, marshland and the delightful Ruislip Lido. View Full Details>>
Beckenham Place Park2 miles (3 km)This circular walk explores Beckenham Place Park in theLondon Borough of Lewisham. It starts at Ravensbourne station and heads through the park's woodland, skirting the edge of the golf course. You return to the station, following a footpath along the River Ravensbourne, in the eastern section of the park. View Full Details>>
Beddington Park1 miles (2 km)This park near Carshalton has good footpaths to follow along the River Wandle and around the pretty lake. There are 58 hectares of landscaped wooded park and the Carew family Manor house to enjoy. Beddinton Park has a fascinating history with the site of a Roman villa and bath-house at the northern side of the park. The park can be accessed from the nearby Hackbridge Station. If you are coming by bike then you can follow the Wandle Trail from Wandsworth or Croydon. If you head north you will soon come to Morden Hall Park and Mitcham Common. View Full Details>>
Bedfont Lakes Country Park2 miles (3 km)This water-focused nature reserve, has 180 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands and lakes. Over 300 plants and 140 bird species have been recorded in the park. The park offers a wide range of activities including, walking, picnics, a trim trail, orienteering and fishing. Bedfont Lakes is located near Ashford train station. View Full Details>>
Beeches Way16 miles (25 km)Follow the Beeches Way through the Chilterns AONB from the River Thames at Cookham to the Grand Union Canal at West Drayton. View Full Details>>
Bentley Priory3 miles (5 km)This walk explores the Bentley Priory nature reserve in Harrow. The reserve has good footpaths to follow to 55 hectares of ancient woodland, grassland, scrub, wetland, streams and a lake. In the reserve you will find a variety of wildflower such as spotted orchid. Look out for birds includingbuzzard,spotted flycatcher, andbullfinch. View Full Details>>
Berrys Green Circular8 miles (13 km)This pleasant circular walk passes through the woods and villages around the rural area of Berry's Green in Bromley. Highlights on the walk include the pretty village of Cudham and views of Biggin Hill Airport and Cherry Lodge Golf Club. View Full Details>>
Beverley Brook Walk7 miles (11 km)This walk follows the Beverley Brook from the River Thames at Putney to New Malden. The trail passes through Barnes Common, Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, exposing you to some of South London's most attractive countryside. View Full Details>>
Bostall Woods2 miles (3 km)This walk explores Bostall Woods and Bostall Heath in Abbey Wood, Greenwich. The woods are well known as the former haunt of highwaymen such as the infamousDick Turpin. You can follow a selection of nice footpaths through the 160 hectare site which includes woodland and open grassland. It's a lovely retreat from the urban surroundings with lots of wildlife to look out for and listen to. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of woodland birds and butterflies in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Brent Reservoir1 miles (1.2 km)Brent Reservoir and the Wesh Harp Open space is a popular place for walkers and cyclists. A traffic free path runs long the northern shore of this large lake with views across the water and woodland trails. It's a popular site for bird watching with two bird hides and visitors which includegreat crested grebe,gadwall,shoveler,common pochard,tufted duckandcommon tern. There's also the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre which is a 15 acre woodland site where children can have a hands-on experience with nature. View Full Details>>
Brentford Canal Walk7 miles (11 km)A walk along the Grand Union Canal from Brentford to Minet Country Park and Lake Farm Country Park in Hillingdon. View Full Details>>
Brockwell Park2 miles (2.5 km)This park near Brixton has a cycle path running around the perimeter. There are also good footpaths taking you around the 50 hectare(125 acres) site with its pretty lake and wide lawns. In the park you can climb a small hill and enjoy views of the skyline of thecityandCentral London. Here you will find the early 19th century Brockwell Hall where you can enjoy refreshments in the cafe. There is also a popular open-air swimming pool named Brockwell Lido with a a Grade II listedart deco building and cafe. There are good family facilites with a playground, paddling pool and miniature railway. View Full Details>>
Bushy Park5 miles (8 km)Bushy Park is a beautiful deer park in Hampton Wick, London. This walk takes you on a tour of the park, starting and finishing very close to Hampton Wick train station. You will pass a series of tranquil ponds before strolling along Cheshunt Avenue to the Diana Fountain. You head through the park towards the Teddington end before returning to the start point along Cobbler's walk. There are plenty of excellent photo opportunities with the many resident deer as they will often let you come quite close. View Full Details>>
Camden Canal Walk3 miles (5 km)This circular walk in Camden takes you along the Regent's Canal and into Regent's Park. From Camden Road train station it's a nice waterside stroll to the park where you can enjoy miles of footpaths along the lake and through the beautiful gardens. View Full Details>>
Capital Ring78 miles (126 km)This 78 mile circular walk takes you on a tour through London passing many of its most famous landmarks and through some of its most attractive parks and green areas. View Full Details>>
Celandine Route12 miles (19 km)Follow the River Pinn from Pinner to Cowley on this nice easy waterside walk through west London. The walk starts at Pinner tube station and follows the river through Ruislip and Hillingdon before finishing on the Grand Union Canal at Cowley. View Full Details>>
Chelsfield Circular Walk7 miles (11 km)This short circular walk follows footpaths and tracks through the countryside around Chelsfield in Bromley. The walk starts at Chelsfield station and heads towards Crockenhall through farmland and woodland, before returning to Chelsfield via Goddington. View Full Details>>
Chiswick House1 miles (2 km)Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding this neo-Palladian villain West London. The 65 acre gardens were restored in the 18th century and are perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There are wide lawns, an artificial river, a lake and a beautiful waterfall descending a series of rock steps through three archways. View Full Details>>
Chiswick Riverside Walk7 miles (11.5 km)This circular walk takes you along both sides of the River Thames from Chiswick to Barnes and Hammersmith. The route passes a number of interesting bridges and historical sites, including the lovely Chiswick House. View Full Details>>
Clapham Common2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk around this large open space in South London. The common covers 220 acres (89 hectares) with miles of walking trails taking you to open grassland, three ponds and a Victorian bandstand. Wide trails take you to the flower gardens and around Eagle, Long and Mount Ponds. There's also a cycling trail running through the centre of the park. Facilities include a running track, bowling green, Australian rules football pitches, Tennis courts and a skateboard park. The Windmill Pub at the park's eastern side is a good place for refreshments. View Full Details>>
Colne Valley Trail7 miles (11 km)Follow the Colne Valley Trail from Uxbridge to Rickmansworth and enjoy riverside and canalside walking or cycling. View Full Details>>
Colne Valley Way11 miles (17 km)Travel through the Colne Valley on this walk from Staines to Uxbridge. View Full Details>>
Connaught Water1 miles (1 km)This pretty lake in Epping Forest has a nice circular walking trail around its perimter. It's a nice easy stroll with the option of extending your walk into the surrounding woodland. The path is surfaced and fully accessiblehaving recently been landscaped as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Branching Out Project. A splendid boardwalk has also been created so you can enjoy a stroll above the water. As you walk around the site look out for wildlife including coots, swans, geese and great crested grebes on the lake. View Full Details>>
Crane Park2 miles (4 km)This popular, easy walk follows the River Crane through Crane Park in Twickenham. There are good footpaths running along the riverside with woodland, scrub andreedbed. The park includes the Crane Park Island Nature reserve where you can look out for herons, water vole, woodpeckers, kingfisher, dragonflies and damselflies. You'll also pass the old Shot Tower, evidence of the The Hounslow Gunpowder Workswhich used to operate on the site of the park in the 18th century. It's a nice walk for families or anyone looking for an easy afternoon stroll. Access is straightforward with the walk starting from Twickenham station. View Full Details>>
Cray Riverway9 miles (15 km)Follow the Cray Riverway on this easy walk through Bromley. View Full Details>>
Croham Hurst2 miles (2.5 km)Explore these geologically significant ancient woods on this short walk in Croydon. There's a number of footpaths to follow around the 83 acre site including a climb to Breackneck Hill. At the high points you will find seats where you can relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding area. The woods consist of hazel, beech, oak, wood anemones, wavy hair-grass,heatherandbilberry. View Full Details>>
Cudham Circular Walk8 miles (13 km)This circular walk takes you through the woodland and farmland around Cudham and Downe in Bromley. The walk passes Down House the former home of Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection and it can be found close to the walk start at the village of Downe. The house is now owned by English Heritage and includes an exciting interactive multimedia tour (narrated by David Attenborough), family rooms and extensive gardens. View Full Details>>
Danson Park1 miles (2 km)This large park in Bexleyheath has some nice footpaths to try. It's a pretty spot on the outskirts of the city with a small pocket of woodland, acres of grassland and an attractive lake. Additionally there are a number of well laid out gardens with fountains and a variety of plants and flowers. You can enjoy a stroll around theEnglish Garden, the Rock Garden at the western end of the park, and the Peace Garden. View Full Details>>
Darent Valley Path19 miles (31 km)Travel through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and along the Darent River on this beautiful walk. View Full Details>>
Denham Country Park4 miles (7 km)Enjoy waterside walking in this delightful park in Uxbridge. The rivers Colne and Misbourne and the Grand Union Canal pass through the park. There is a variety of wildlife, including herons, kingfishers and dragonflies. You will also find the useful Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre and cafe in the park. View Full Details>>
Dollis Valley Green Walk11 miles (17 km)This pleasant walk takes you from Mill Hill near Edgware in North London to the edge of Hampstead Heath along the Dollis Brook. You will pass through Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space and the Totteridge Fields Nature Reserve on this flat easy walk through North London. View Full Details>>
Dulwich Woods2 miles (2.5 km)Explore Dulwich Woods and Sydenham Woods on this easy stroll in south east London. The ancient woods include several footpaths and over 200 species of trees and flowering plants. These include wild garlic,bluebell,dog violet,wood anemone,bugle,Chilean pine, oak and hornbeam. Also look out for remnants of Victorian gardens including an old Victorian folly. View Full Details>>
Eastbrookend Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)This country park is a peaceful area located between Hornchurch and Dagenham. It has four pretty lakes and an environmentally friendly visitor centre. The park can be easily accessed from Dagenham East Station on the District Line. View Full Details>>
Elmstead Woods2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a short stroll through Elmstead and Marvel Woods on this easy walk in the in theLondon Borough of Bromley. The woods consist of oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees with various footpaths to take you around the site. View Full Details>>
Epping Forest Centenary Walk15 miles (24 km)Follow the Epping Forest Centenary Walk fom Manor Park to Epping on this pleasant 15 mile walk. View Full Details>>
Fairlop Waters Country Park2 miles (3 km)This large park has sailing and angling lakes, an 18-hole golf course, a boulder park, an outdoor activity centre and a number of newly developed footpaths. The park is located close to Fairlop tube station. View Full Details>>
Farnborough Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)This circular walk follows a series of footpaths through the countryside around Farnborough in Bromley. The walk passes the Grade I listed Holwood House and the lovely Keston Common with its peaceful ponds and variety of wildlife. There is also a pleasant woodland section through Ninehams Woods just before returning to Farnborough. View Full Details>>
Farthing Downs2 miles (2.5 km)This large area of chalk grassland is located near Coulsdon in south London. It is crossed with various walking trails and bisected by National Cycle Network route 20. The area is surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. As such it's a nice place to go for a short cycle or walk in a large open space in south London. You can start the route from the car park at the southern end of the downs. Use the street view link below to virtually explore the downs from here! View Full Details>>
Foots Cray Meadows2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Cray in this lovely park and nature reserve in Bexley. There's a small car park off Rectory Lane on the south western side of the park. From here it is a short stroll to the river where you can pick up the London Loop long distance footpath. There's also footpaths through pretty wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and the impressive five arches bridge over the river. Look out for birdlife including little grebe, grey wagtails and kingfishersby the river. View Full Details>>
Fryent Country Park1 miles (1 km)Explore 103 hectares (254 acres) of rolling fields, hills and woodland in this country park and nature reserve in the London Borough of Brent. The walk starts in the car park at the eastern end of the park and follows footpaths to the top of Barn Hill. At the top of the hill there is a pond and great views towards Wembley Stadium and London. There are also two other hills with viewpoints, several other ponds and grazing ponies. View Full Details>>
Grand Union Canal Walk145 miles (234 km)Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk. You start in West London in a lively and attractive area with canalside bars and restaurants, before heading towards the Chiltern Hills, on through rural Northamptonshire and Warwickshire and into the Birmingham suburbs. Highlights include
  • Little Venice - the start of the walk in West London with trendy bars/cafes and historical old factories and warehouses. From here the towpath follows the Paddington Canal Arm to Hayes.
  • Iron Trunk Aqueduct - a magnificent Georgian structure, which carries the Grand Union Canal over the River Ouse, connecting the villages of Cosgrove and Wolverton
  • Willen Lake - Milton Keynes most popular park with cycling, pedalos, mini-golf and a cafe.
  • Tring Reservoirs - These four reservoirs in Tring are one of the best places for birdwatching in England. They are located next to the Wendover Canal Arm which will take you into the town of Wendover.
  • Linford Lakes-this lovely nature reserve in Milton Keynes has a number of pretty lakes and ponds
  • Hatton Locks - located near Warwick, this flight delivers 21 locks in less than two miles
  • The Canal Museum - located at the lovely village of Stoke Bruerne the museum houses stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways.
  • Cassiobury Park and Whippendell Woods are right next to the canal in Watford and are worth exploring if you have time.
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Green Chain Walk14 miles (22 km)The Green Chain Walk visits a number of London's prettiest parks and open spaces while also passing through some interesting urban areas. View Full Details>>
Green London Way100 miles (161 km)Explore the best and most beautiful of London's open spaces on this circular walk through the capital. The route has been split up into 18 sections as follows: View Full Details>>
Green Street Green Circular7 miles (11 km)This short circular walk takes you through the woodland, parkland and countryside around Green Street Green in Bromley. The walk visits Pratts Bottom, Chelsfield and the splendid High Elms Country Park. The park boasts 250 acres of countryside including a 150 acre golf course, woodlands, a nature centre, an ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows. View Full Details>>
Greenwich Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk through this large park in London. There's 180 acres of wide lawns, tree lined avenues, orchards and pretty gardens. There's also a beautiful 200m long herbaceous borderand a deer park with Red and Fallow Deer. You can climb to the park's high points for great views of the River Thames, Canary Wharf, theIsle of Dogsand theCity of London. The park also houses The Royal Observatory, the home of Greenwich Mean Time, the Prime Meridian and London's only Planetarium. The observatory played a major role in the history ofastronomyandnavigation. View Full Details>>
Greenwich to Cheshunt21 miles (34 km)Follow National Cycle route 1 on this pleasant ride or walk through north London into Hertfordshire. You start by the Thames at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and crosses to the Isle of Dogs via the Greenwich tunnel. This section gives splendid views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf. View Full Details>>
Hackney Marshes3 miles (5 km)This circular walk explores the rivers, woods and nature reserves in the Hackney area of East London. There's nice waterside footpaths to follow along the River Lea and the Lea Canal. You'll also visit the Middlesex Filter BedsNature Reserve at the northern end of Hackney Marshes. At the southern end there are woodland trails through the Wick Community Woodland. Along the way there's good views towards the West End, City and Canary Wharf. View Full Details>>
Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk72 miles (116 km)A walk created to celebrate the 2012 Olympic games in London. It runs from Hadleigh, in Essex, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Bike Centre and takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey. From here the route heads south to Stratford and the main Olympic Stadium. View Full Details>>
Hainault Forest Country Park4 miles (7 km)This country park contains open space parklands, numerous public footpaths, a large lake, the Hainault Forest Golf Club and Fox Burrow Farm. There are 336 acres to explore with several paths suitable for cyclists so you can bring your bike and enjoy miles of traffic free cycling. View Full Details>>
Ham House Richmond4 miles (6 km)Explore the pretty gardens surrounding this 17th century house in Richmond. The recently restored gardens include a productive kitchen garden with many heritage crops, the maze-like 'Wilderness', an orangery and a number of summerhouses. The house is located by the River Thames so you can enjoy a riverside walk before heading to the nearby Ham Common. View Full Details>>
Hampstead Heath3 miles (5 km)This large London park covers 790 acres and contains miles of well laid out footpaths. You can climb the 98 metre (322ft) high Parliament Hill for terrific views of major London landmarks such as Canary Wharf,the Gherkin,the ShardandSt Paul's Cathedral. Along the eastern edge of the park are the pretty Highgate ponds which include three open-air public swimming pools. At the northern end of the heath you'll find Kenwood House. This former stately home is run by English Heritage and consists of gardens, ancient woodland and sculptures byBarbara Hepworth,Henry MooreandEugene Dodeigne. View Full Details>>
Hampton Court Park2 miles (4 km)This 750 acre park is open to the public and sits next to Hampton Court Palace and Bushy Park in south London. It's great for an afternoon stroll with long tree lined avenues running along the Long Water canal in the centre of the park. At the end of the canal, the Golden Jubilee Fountain shoots spectacular 30 metre jets of water into the air. Deer, descended from Henry VIII's original herd roam around the rest of the park freely.Adjacent to the park you will find Bushy Park which is a great option if you'd like to continue your outing. View Full Details>>
Harmondsworth Moor2 miles (4 km)This country park in Hillingdonhas some nice footpaths taking you to grassland and two pretty lakes. It is the largest public park to be built in the London area in the last 100 years, having been opened in 2000. View Full Details>>
Harrow Weald Common2 miles (2.5 km)This area of common land in Harrow has some nice footpaths to try. There's 18 hectares to explore with woodland, heath and pasture. The common has a car park off Old Redding Road where you can pick ip the trails. Head west and you will soon come to Gilberts Lake and Gilberts Orchard. You'll also pass Grim's Dyke, an ancient earthwork which runs for three miles between the common andPinner Green.From the high points in the park there are nice views of Central London and the Chilterns. The Harrow viewpoint on Old Redding is a popular spot and a great place to soak in the extensive views. View Full Details>>
Havering Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Follow footpaths through the woodland and grassland of this country park in the London Borough of Havering. The centrepiece of the park is an impressive avenue of Giant Redwoods. There's over 100 acres to explore with nice wide trails to follow. View Full Details>>
Hertford Union Canal1 miles (1.7 km)Enjoy an easy, waterside walk or cycle along this canal in Tower Hamlets. It runs for about a mile, linking the Regent's Canal and the Lea Valley Walk. You'll pass a series of locks and bridges along the way. It runs alongside Victoria Park so there is scope for continuing your walk through the park or along the Regent's Canal. View Full Details>>
Hertfordshire Chain Walk39 miles (62 km)The Hertfordshire Chain Walk is a series of circular walks running through Hertfordshire. This route is a combination of these walks, forming a linear route which runs from Enfield in London, through Hertfordshire to Ashwell & Morden Station in Cambridgeshire. View Full Details>>
High Elms Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy the woodlands, nature centre, ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows in this 250 acre country park in Orpington. You'll also find the Clock House, Grade II listed building and the attractive Yew avenue (created 1896) in this varied and interesting park. View Full Details>>
Hillingdon Trail19 miles (30 km)Travel through North London along the Hillingdon trail and enjoy parkland, countryside and waterside walking along the Grand Union Canal. View Full Details>>
Hornchurch Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle through this large country park in Havering in the Ingrebourne Valley. Features in the park include the River Ingrebourne, grassland, a fishing lake and woodland paths. The park is also a Local Nature Resrve with marshes containing the largest freshwater reed bed in London. As such it is a great area for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. View Full Details>>
Horsenden Hill2 miles (2.5 km)This circular walk in Ealing climbs to Horsenden Hill. The hill reaches a height of 85m / 276 ft commanding fine views over the city of London. It's a lovely place for a walk with areas of meadows, woodland, grasslandand wetland attracting a large variety of wildlife. After climbing the hill you can continue your walk in the western part of the site where you will find wildflower meadows, hedgerows and the Grand Union Canal. View Full Details>>
Hyde Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle around this famous London Park. There is a cycle path running up from Hyde Park Corner through the park and along the Serpentine Lake. You can cross the Serpentine Bridge and return on the other side of the lake for a nice easy circular cycle ride. The cycle path also extends to Kensington Gardens, passing the Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace before finishing at the Diana Memorial Garden near Queensway tube station. View Full Details>>
Ingrebourne Valley3 miles (5 km)This is a nice easy, family cycle ride or walk through the Ingrebourne Valley near Upminster. The route includes a stretch through Hornchurch Country Park with its ponds, lakes and pleasant scenery. You will also visit Ingrebourne Hill which offers brilliant views across the Thames and a variety of wildlife. Finally, there is a lovely stretch along the Ingrebourne River to enjoy, making for a peaceful, varied easy walk or ride. View Full Details>>
Joydens Wood4 miles (6.5 km)Explore these ancient woods near Bexleyheathon this easy walk on the border of London and Kent. The area is historically and archeologically significant with remains found from Roman times. This is represented with a series of impressive wooden sculptures. Look out for the Saxon Warrior and Roman Soldier pieces in particular. There's lots of wildlife to see also. Look out for bats, woodpecker, owl and dormouse all of which are represented by a sculpture. View Full Details>>
Jubilee Greenway37 miles (60 km)This 37 mile (60km) circular walk was created to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in 2012. The 60km length is significant as each km represents each year of the Queen's 60 year reign. The route visits several of the capital's finest parks and includes waterside walks along the Regent's Canal and the Thames Path. The walk is well marked with a distinctive set of pavement slabs. View Full Details>>
Jubilee Walkway11 miles (18 km)The capital's premier walking trail designed to connect the majority of London's key attractions, it is a well managed, ideal way of getting to know London. View Full Details>>
Kensington Gardens2 miles (2.5 km)This fine London park has a series of well laid out footpaths to follow. You can start your walk from the Serpentine Car Park off West Carriage Drive. Then pick up the Mount Walk towards the Round Pond. This lovely ornamental lake is positioned in front of Kensington Palace. It was created in 1730 byGeorge II. Look out for Model Yachts, Swans and Canada Geeseas you make your way along the footpaths around the water. You can virtually explore the Round Pond by clicking on the google street view link below! View Full Details>>
Kew Gardens2 miles (4 km)Visit the most popular paid entry garden in the UK on this walk in Greater London. Kew has a series of well laid out footpaths running for several miles around the expansive site. It has the world's largest collection of living plants witha herbarium which has overseven millionpreserved plant specimens. Highlights include the fantastic Treetop walkway which takes you into the tree canopy of the Kew woodland. The Sackler Crossing bridge across the large lake and the wonderful Bamboo Garden are also must sees. You can virtually explore the gardens using the street view link below! View Full Details>>
Knighton Wood1 miles (2 km)Explore Knighton Wood and Lord Bushes on this short walk in the Buckhurst Hill area of Epping Forest. It's a lovely area for a peaceful stroll with nice footpaths taking you to rhododendron, oak and ash woodland. There's also tranquil ponds and the pretty Knighton Lake. View Full Details>>
Lake Farm Country Park1 miles (1.5 km)This pleasant park in Hillingdon has some nice footpaths, a trim trail and a BMX track to try. You can also enjoy a walk along the Grand Union Canal which runs along the southern end of the park. The park includes over 60 acres of meadows and open grassland with a variety of flora and fauna to look out for. View Full Details>>
Lea Valley Walk53 miles (85 km)A super walk with a series of delightful waterside sections along the River Lea. The walk runs from Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, to the Thames at Limehouse Basin, east London. You follow a riverside path for much of the way through, Luton, Hatfield, Hertford and Cheshunt with a swan emblem clearly waymarking the walk. The walk passes Nature Reserves, pretty riverside villages and includes a section through the fantastic Lee Valley Park - London's largest open space. You'll also pass the Olympic Park in Stratford which is well worth exploring. The final section of the walk runs along the Limehouse Cut Canal which is also suitable for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Lesnes Abbey Woods1 miles (2 km)Visit the fascinating ruins of Lesney Abbey and enjoy a stroll through the adjacent ancient woodland, on this lovely walk in south east London. View Full Details>>
Limehouse Cut3 miles (4.5 km)Follow the Limehouse Cut canal on this waterside walk or cycle in East London. It's a nice route for anyone looking for an easy, safe cycle ride or walkers looking for a pleasant stroll in the city. Look out for wildlife including coot, swans, ducks and cormorants on the way. View Full Details>>
Little Venice London Walk2 miles (4 km)This canal-side walk takes you from Little Venice to Camden Town in London. The start point is in an area of London where the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canalmeets theRegent's Canal. It's an attractive area with lots of narrowboats, tree lined paths and houses dating from the Regency period (early 19th century). Other notable highlights include the child friendly Puppet Theatre Barge and the ornamental Rembrandt Gardens.There's also a number of restaurants, shops, theatres, pubs and nice waterside cafes. If you are coming by public transport then Warwick Avenue tube station is just a stone's throw from Little Venice. View Full Details>>
London Loop149 miles (240 km)Also known as the London Outer Orbital Path, this walk takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London. You start at Erith, on the River Thames and pass through Crayford, Orpington, Petts Wood, Coulsdon, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Elstree, Cockfosters, Chingford and Upminster Bridge before finishing back on the River Thames at Purfleet, opposite Erith. View Full Details>>
London to Brighton Walk62 miles (100 km)This long distance walk takes you from the city to the coast, following the route of the London to Brighton Challenge. The route runs for 100km (62 miles) following a series of public footpaths, minor roads and country lanes. It starts in Richmond Park in London and heads south through theNorth Downs, the Surrey & Sussex countryside before the final section through the South Downs to Brighton. View Full Details>>
Marble Hill Park1 miles (2 km)Explore the 66 acres of riverside parkland surrounding the stunning 18th century Marble Hill House in Richmond. The park includes various leisure facilities including acricketpitch,tenniscourts, putting greenand a children's play area. After your visit you could catch Hammerton's Ferry from just outside the house to the other side of the Thames where you can visit the lovely Ham House with its 17th century house set in beautiful gardens. View Full Details>>
Millennium Dome Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This walk takes you from the Cutty Sark to the Greenwich Peninsula where you can enjoy great views of the Millenium Dome. View Full Details>>
Minet Country Park1 miles (1.5 km)This country park in Hillingdon includes ponds, grassland and a variety of wild plants and flowers. There's some nice footpaths to follow around the site which includes picnic areas, meadows and hedgerows. It's also home to the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. The purpose-built road cycling circuit is about 1 mile long and a great place for a leisurely ride. The video below shows the nice wide surfaced path with views over the park. View Full Details>>
Mitcham Common2 miles (3 km)Explore this large area of common land on this easy circular walk in south London. The common covers 182 hectares (460 acres)and has a number of good footpaths taking you to woodland, grassland, scrub and the pretty Seven Islands pond. The area is good for wildlife spotting. Look out for birds, frogs, toads and dragonflies around the ponds and butterflies near the wildflower meadow. Interesting flora you can see includes Gorse, Hawthorn copse, Cow parsley, St John’s Wort and elderberries. It's a pretty area, particularly around the large pond. View Full Details>>
Morden Hall Park1 miles (1.5 km)This lovely park in south London is a great place to go for a walk or cycle in the city. The Wandle Trail runs through the park along the River Wandle with pretty bridges across the water and lots of wildlife to look out for. There's also a rushing weir and a restored waterwheel which gives an insight into the industrialhistory of the park. Water loving birds you might see include herons, egrets and kingfishers. Other features in the park include a delightful rose garden with over 2000 roses, wide lawns ideal for picnics and an excellent learning centre housed in the western mill. There are also many interesting buildings on the site including Morden Hall itself, Morden Cottage, an old Snuff Mill and several old farm buildings which are now used as a garden centre and a city farm. View Full Details>>
New River Path28 miles (45 km)Follow the man made New River from Hertford to Islington on this easy waterside walk. There's much to enjoy on this walk including regular views of the River Lea and riverside Nature Reserves. The walk passes through Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, Enfield and Finsbury park with urban sections towards the end of the walk. View Full Details>>
Northala Fields1 miles (1.5 km)This park in Northolt has some good cycling and walking trails to try. The main features of the park are the four artificial hills made out of the rubble from the old Wembley Stadium. You can climb the distinctive hills for great views over London and Canary Wharf. There's also a number of water features with fishing lakes, streams, wetlands and wildlife ponds. Other habitats include woodland, scrub, wildflower meadows and marshy grassland. View Full Details>>
Olympic Park3 miles (5 km)The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has miles of nice trails on which to explore the expansive venue. It's free to visit every day of the week and includes parkland, waterways, playgrounds and cafes. View Full Details>>
Osterley Park3 miles (5 km)A walk around the 350 acres of parkland at Osterley House in Hounslow West London. The country estate is one of the largest open spaces in west London and has miles of nice footpaths to try. In the park you'll find farmland, cattle, lakes and gardens with herbaceous borders, roses and ornamental vegetables beds. The site also includes family cycle trails so it's a great place for outdoor exercise and just a short hop from central London. View Full Details>>
Oxleas Wood1 miles (2 km)This lovely park in south east London has good footpaths through woodland, a terraced garden, a rose garden and parkland. The area is in an elevated position on Shooter's Hill so there are great views of the city of London and the surrounding countryside to enjoy. In the park you will find ancient woodland including oak,silver birch,hornbeam andcoppicehazel. There's nice wide lawns where you can enjoy a picnic and the far ranging views. View Full Details>>
Paddington Canal13 miles (21 km)Follow the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal from Paddington to Hayes, on this waterside walk or cycle through West London. The canal is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some pleasant scenery. There's tree lined paths, pretty locks, lots of barges and plenty of water loving wildlife to look out for on the way. View Full Details>>
Parkland Walk3 miles (5.5 km)This walk in London follows the course of an old railway line running between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Park.The whole route is actually alocal nature reserve and is the longest of its type in London. With lots of flora and fauna to look out for on the way, it's a great place to enjoy an easy stroll in an urban environment. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including hedgehogs, foxes and also butterflies around the many wildflowers you can see on the route. In fact, more than three hundred species of wild flowers have been recorded on the Parkland Walk. View Full Details>>
Petts Wood Circular4 miles (6 km)A short circular walk that takes you through Petts Wood and Jubilee Country Park in Bromley. The Park consists of 62 acres of grassland and ancient woodland and was purchased by Bromley Council to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The park is also full of wildlife with amphibians, birds, butterflies, insects, mammals, reptiles and wild flowers to look out for. View Full Details>>
Pilgrimage Way23 miles (37 km)This is a largely traffic free cycle ride or walk from Barking Abbey to Waltham Abbey via Three Mills, Limehouse Basin and the Olympic Park. View Full Details>>
Pymmes Brook Trail10 miles (16 km)Follow the Pymmes Brook Trail through North London on this pleasant walk. View Full Details>>
Rainham Marshes6 miles (9 km)Explore the RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve on this easy cycle or walk along National Cycle route 13. The route runs mostly along a riverside path by the River Thames from Purfleet to Rainham. The reserve has a variety of regular winged visitors, including peregrines, lapwings and wild ducks. There are also water voles and rare dragonflies to be seen across the boardwalks. Also take time to explore the visitor centre which has a wealth of information about the area. View Full Details>>
Regent's Canal9 miles (14 km)Follow the Regent's canal through Regent's Park and Central London on this pleasant waterside cycling and walking route. View Full Details>>
Regent's Park2 miles (3.5 km)This walk takes you around the beautiful Regent's Park in North London. There's 395 acres to explore with highlights including the stunning Queen Mary's Gardens which features 400 varieties of roses and a lovely waterfall. Stroll down long wide footpaths lined with pretty flowers and dotted with beautiful statues and fountains. There's also a large boating lake and the famous zoo to visit. You can extend the walk by crossing the Regent's Canal and climbing Primrose Hill for great views over the city. The waymarked 60km Jubilee Greenway also passes through the park so you could pick this up to explore the capital further. View Full Details>>
Richmond Park7 miles (11 km)Enjoy miles of super cycling and walking trails in this large deer park in London. Richmond Park is the largest of London's Royal Parks at 955hectaresor 2,360acres. For cyclists National Cycle Network Route 4 and the Tamsin Trail run through the park on roads and well surfaced off road tracks. View Full Details>>
Richmond to Kingston River Walk5 miles (7.5 km)A lovely riverside walk along the Thames Path from Richmond to Kingston via Twickenham. It's an easy waterside stroll running for just under 5 miles so should take around 2 hours at a leisurely pace. At the end of the walk you can catch a train directly back to Richmond from Kingston station. View Full Details>>
River Roding6 miles (9 km)This cycling and walking route follows the River Roding from Roding Valley station to Ilford in Greater London. It's a nice trail on mainly traffic free paths so it is suitable for anyone looking for an easy cycle ride or pleasant stroll. View Full Details>>
Ruislip Lido2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoiron Ruislip Common. The lake is a popular spot in the summer with its artificial beach and super Mini gauge railway. There's also nice walking trails around the water and through the adjacent woodland. View Full Details>>
Scadbury Park2 miles (3.5 km)This pretty Local Nature Reserve in Bromley has some nice footpaths to try. There's 300 acres of ancient woodland, grassland and ponds to explore. Also of interest is the working farm and the ruins of Scadbury Manor. The playwright Christopher Marlowe is known to have stayed at Scadbury Manor just before his death in 1593. It was then owned by Marlowe's patron Sir Thomas Walsingham, a courtier toQueen Elizabeth I. View Full Details>>
Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space3 miles (5 km)These two parks are situated right next to each other in theLondon Borough of Barnet. There are some nice footpaths linking the two parks with woodland trails, ponds and lots of wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Selsdon Wood2 miles (3 km)This woodland and nature reserve in Croydon is criss crossed with a number of nice footpaths and walking trails. The reserve includes 200 acres of ponds, open meadows and ancient woodland including oak, beech, ash and sweet chestnut. There's two colour coded waymarked trails which you can pick up from the car park. View Full Details>>
Shakespeare's Way146 miles (235 km)This walk follows a route that Shakespeare may have taken when travelling between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The path passes through the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Park, the Cotswolds, the valley of the River Stour and the Thames Valley making for a beautiful and varied walk. There are lovely waterside stretches along the Oxford Canal and the River Thames into London. View Full Details>>
South Bucks Way23 miles (37 km)The South Bucks Way runs from Coombe Hill near Wendover to Denham near Uxbridge. View Full Details>>
South Norwood Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)A cycle or walk through this pleasant country park in Croydon. National Cycle Network Route 21 runs around the park on nice traffic free paths. The park includes a pretty lake with lots of wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
St James's Park1 miles (2 km)This park in central London is one of the finest and most popular parks in the capital. There are nice surfaced footpaths to follow around the large lake and through the park's attractive woodland. Look out for wildfowl on Duck Island and the resident St James's Park Pelicans. Other highlights include the splendid 20ft high Tiffany Fountain with Buckingham Palace behind it. You can also cross the Blue Bridge over the lake and enjoy fine views of Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben and the London Eye. View Full Details>>
St Pauls Cray Circular Walk6 miles (10 km)A short circular walk around St Paul's Cray in Bromley. The route takes you through Pauls Cray Hill Park, past Cray Valley Golf Club and through Park Wood where you will pass the Scadbury Park Nature Reserve. Good access points are the parking lot at Park Wood or St Mary Cray Station. View Full Details>>
Stanmore Common4 miles (6.5 km)This is a walk across Stanmore Common to Aldenham Country Park using part of the London Loop long distance trail. You can park at the Stanmore Common car park off Warren Lane to start your walk. The trail then takes you across the park's woodland and heathland before passing the two artificially created ponds. You then head along the eastern side of the common to Aldenham Reservoir where you can enjoy a waterside stroll and grab some refreshments at the cafe. You can then return to the common on the same paths. It's just over a 2 mile walk from the common to Aldenham so about 4.5 miles in total. View Full Details>>
Strawberry Hill House1 miles (1.6 km)Enjoy a short stroll around the 9 acre gardens surrounding Horace Walpole's stunning 18th century Gothic Mansion in Twickenham, London. View Full Details>>
Syon Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a stroll around the 200-acregrounds of Syon House in Brentford. There are good footpaths taking you to lakes, woodland and the impressive Great Conservatory. View Full Details>>
Thames Down Link15 miles (24 km)This walk links the Thames Path and North Downs Way National Trails. It starts in Kingston upon Thames and heads south through Epsom Common, Horton Country Park and Mickelham Downs. The route finishes at Westumble near the pretty Box Hill Country Park in Surrey. View Full Details>>
The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk7 miles (11 km)This 7 mile walk in the capital visits four splendid London parks. The lovely trail is dedicated to the memory ofDiana, Princess of Wales who had strong associations with many of the sites on the walk. These include buildings such as Kensington Palace,Spencer House,Buckingham Palace,St. James's Palace, andClarence House. View Full Details>>
Three Commons5 miles (8 km)This short circular walk in Bromley takes you on a tour of Hayes, Keston and West Wickham common. Highlights include Ravensbourne waterfall, Baston Manor and Keston ponds. View Full Details>>
Three Forests Way60 miles (96 km)This circular walk links three fine forests in the Essex/Hertfordshire area - Hatfield Forest, Hainault Forest and Epping Forest. The walk passes Harlow, Loughton, the Roding Valley, Arbidge, Chipping Ongar and Chigwell. All three forests have long peaceful walking paths while the route also includes a splendid waterside section along the River Stort near Harlow. View Full Details>>
Tooting Bec Common2 miles (3 km)This large open space in South London has a cycling trail running through the western side of the park. There's also miles of walking trails taking you to avenues of trees, acid grassland and a small pond with wildlife. The common covers 92 hectares (221 acres) so you can easily spend a couple of hours strolling around. There's also a cafe, tennis courts and an athletics track. A park run takes place every Saturday at 9:00am at the time of writing. Tooting Bec cafe is situated in a historic Victorian building and is a nice place to sit outside and take on some refreshments after your exercise. View Full Details>>
Trent Country Park2 miles (4 km)This country park on the outskirts of London has 413 acres of rolling meadows, brooks, lakes, ancient woodland, and historical sites to explore on foot or by bike. View Full Details>>
Valentines Park Ilford2 miles (3 km)Valentines Park is a large, 130 acre park in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill. In 2012 the park was voted the 6th favourite park in the country. The park includes the 17th century Valentines Mansion with elegant period rooms, grand staircases and the accompanying historic gardens, featuring the Old English Garden, Long Water, The Dry Garden, the Rose Garden and Walled Gardens. The surrounding parkland has miles of footpaths taking you past the wide grass lawns and around the large lake. View Full Details>>
Vanguard Way66 miles (106 km)This trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast. View Full Details>>
Victoria Park2 miles (3.2 km)Enjoy over 200 acres of parkland in East London on this short cycle or walk. The park boasts two cafes, a boating lake and several tree lined walkways. National Cycle Network route 1 also runs through the park so you can bring your bike. View Full Details>>
Walthamstow Reservoirs2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along this series of reservoirs in Walthamstow. A traffic free cycle path runs along the River Lea from Walthamstow Marshes to Banbury Reservoir. It follows National Cycle route 1 along the Lea Valley Walk passing Lockwood Reservoir, High Maynard Reservoir, Low Maynard Reservoir, East Warwick Reservoir and West Warwick Reservoir. The route starts at the Lea Valley Springfield Marina and follows the flat path to Tottenham Marshes for about 3 miles. It's a nice easy walk or ride with the option of continuing to Lea Valley Park and the William Girling Reservoir. View Full Details>>
Wanstead Flats3 miles (5 km)This large area of open grassland near Epping Forest has miles of walking trails to try. With its nice grassy paths, wildflowers and water features it's one of the best open spaces in London. On the flats you will find gorse, broom, woodland and ponds. It's a popular area with dog walkers and bird watchers. View Full Details>>
Wanstead Park3 miles (5 km)This fine park in Redbridge has a lovely walking trail taking you around the Heron pond, Perch Pond and along the delightful Ornamental canal.The 140 acre park also includes an18th century temple which serves as a visitor centre with a wealth of information on the history of the area. View Full Details>>
Whitewebbs Park1 miles (2 km)This pretty country park in Enfield has some nice footpaths to follow around the parkland and woodland. Other features include an ornamental pond, small lakes and the Cuffley Brook which runs through the southern part of the park. View Full Details>>
Wimbledon Common4 miles (6.5 km)This large area of open space in south west London covers 1,140 acres. It's great for cycling and walking with numerous trails criss crossing the area. View Full Details>>
Yeading Brook5 miles (7.5 km)This lovely waterside walk follows the Yeading Brook through the London Borough of Hillingdon. This section of the path is known as the Willow Tree Wander. It runs for about 5 miles from Ickenham Marsh to North Harrow. You can reach the marsh from Ickenham Station by following the Hillingdon Trail for about 5 minutes. The trail then heads east, following the brook through Ruislip Gardens, Rayners Lane and Roxbourne Park before finishing at North Harrow station. It's a nice easy stroll with the pleasant stream surrounded by interesting vegetation. View Full Details>>

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