Short Walks

We also recommend Fancy Free Walks who have 300+ short circular walks in the south east

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Berkshire 51 Valley Gardens and Windsor Great Park 6.6 3 50 A forest garden: Azaleas, camellias, magnolias, daffodils, heather. Optionally: Windsor Great Park - Saville Gardens, a deer park, Windsor castle viewpoint.
Edinburgh 55 Forth Bridge 7.0 1 125 Cross the Forth Suspension Bridge high over the Firth of the Forth, return by train over the Forth Rail bridge.
Essex 14 Hadleigh Castle Country Park 5.9 1 0 Essex Coastline, a ruined castle with a view, and 2 Tree Island FS LS
Essex 45 Southend Pier 5.6 1 0 Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier FS LS
Glamorgan 31 Barry Island 4.4 3 50 Quiet Jackson's Bay, Whitmore Bay (sand, promenade, Gavin and Stacey), Nell's and Friars points, and the old harbour
Gloucestershire 37 Severn Bridge 8.0 1 75 Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary
Kent 53 Bedgebury National Pinetum 8.0 1 100 Arboretum with Pines and vistas. Longer approach walk through ancient woodland. CX
London 29 Angel to Limehouse 11.5 1 0 The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks
London 46 Beckenham Place Park 4.9 1 75 Attractive park in SE London by the Ravensbourne River, famous for its bluebells, wet woodland, wild swimming lake, ornamental gardens and Palladian mansion TL StP
London 22 Boston Manor to Osterley 6.0 1 150 Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)
London 39 Brockwell Park 3.9 1 50 Short amble through a small but well-kept urban park in South East London on raised ground TL StP V
London 20 Brompton Cemetery 2.0 1 0 A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea
London 59 Burgess Park 7.1 1 25 The Grand Surrey Canal and a succession of parks and open spaces in gritty inner southeast London
London 1 Chelsea and Battersea Park 5.9 1 25 Chelsea with the King's Road, two Thames Bridges and Battersea Park, optional: Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms
London 48 Chessington Circular 8.4 1 100 Horton Park, Epsom and Ashtead Commons, Winey Hill, all inside the M25 CJ V W
London 58 Chingford Circular 7.6 1 175 Varied undulating route through commons, ancient woods and wildflower meadows, with fantastic views of London Skyline and Lea Valley. LS
London 25 Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge 8.8 1 0 River Wandle Trail and the Thames Path
London 33 Dagenham Parks, Rivers and Ponds 10.1 1 25 Exploration of several linked green areas in an otherwise densely populated suburb: a large variety of landscapes in Country Parks and Nature Reserves
London 2 Fryent Country Park 5.5 1 75 Rolling fields and small woods
London 12 Greenwich Park 6.0 1 75 Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint
London 15 Hampstead Heath 7.5 2 200 Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill
London 3 Hampton Court and Bushy Park 7.0 1 25 2 deer parks and a royal palace CJ W
London 40 Harrow on the Hill 5.0 1 125 The playing fields of Harrow School and the historic buildings of Harrow village on its ridge
London 49 Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood 5.5 1 150 Meandering route through two adjacent ancient woods with very different character. Undulating.
London 4 Horsenden Hill 4.5 1 100 Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort
London 57 Illuminated River 9.3 1 75 A Central London evening stroll all about 14 lit Thames Bridges
London 16 Kensal Green Cemetery 3.0 1 0 Ivy covered Greek, Classic, Egyptian and Gothic Mausoleums in a Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery
London 43 Lesnes Abbey Woods with Bostall Woods 5.2 1 150 Ornamental Gardens, Ancient Woodlands, Ponds and Heathland, centred on the enchanting ruins of Lesnes Abbey. Undulating. LB V
London 5 Mile End and Victoria Parks 6.0 1 25 Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park
London 18 Mitcham Common 4.3 1 0 Large wooded common popular with bird watchers TL CJ LB StP V W
London 13 Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills 4.6 1 0 NT parkland, streams, watermills, and Abbey Mills heritage site
London 41 Nunhead, Honor Oak, and Peckham Rye 8.0 1 100 Nunhead's Victorian Cemetery, assorted green spaces, One Tree Hill with its viewpoint, Peckham Rye Park and Common, and its culturally mixed centre. V
London 27 Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island 8.5 1 100 The Olympic Park, waterways, wetlands, and former industrial areas
London 50 Osterley Park 10.4 1 50 Osterley Park, Tentelow Woodland, Grand Junction Canal, Hanwell Flight of Locks, River Brent, a riverside meadow and the stunning Wharncliffe Viaduct.
London 44 Oxleas Wood and Shooter’s Hill 6.3 1 125 Through ancient woodlands up to Shooter's Hill with far views across the south east, on to Severndroog Castle Folly LB V
London 6 Regents Park and Primrose Hill 5.9 1 50 A royal park and citiscape viewpoint
London 7 Richmond Park 7.6 1 75 London's largest deer park
London 54 Rotherhithe 7.3 1 50 Parks and waterways on the Rotherhithe peninsula
London 19 Royal Parks 6.0 1 25 Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square
London 8 Ruislip Woods and Lido 6.0 1 50 Woods and a swimming lake
London 24 Sculpture in the City 2.8 1 75 Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).
London 56 Stanmore Circular 8.7 1 200 Undulating route through various parks, commons and nature reserves in leafy North London, including the London Viewpoint
London 9 Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village 6.6 1 75 Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Horniman Gardens, Dulwich Park and village, Belair Park V
London 42 Thames Path : Greenwich to Woolwich 11.0 1 100 A Fascinating Stretch of The Thames: Maritime Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Charlton, Thames Barrier, Royal Woolwich Arsenal
London 52 Thames Path: Richmond and Teddington Circular 10.5 1 0 A lovely section of the Thames: Ham House, Marble Hill House, New Orleans Gallery, a sculpture garden, riverside pubs W
London 28 Thameside Historical Walk 7.0 1 75 The Thames Path (north bank) past the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and Wapping to Docklands via 3 historic riverside pubs
London 34 The Ingrebourne Valley : Hornchurch to Upminster 11.7 1 50 Open water, grassland, woodland, marshland, fenland via a series of linked green spaces along the Ingrebourne River
London 21 The Line Modern Art Walk 8.3 1 75 A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car
London 47 The London Wall 4.5 1 50 What have the Romans ever done for us? Through the City of London past all publicly accessible pieces of the Roman Wall and its city gates
London 10 Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase 8.0 1 75 Parkland of a former country estate
London 11 Wanstead Park 6.0 1 50 Parkland of a former country estate
London 36 Waterlink Way : Lower Sydenham to Greenwich 9.7 1 25 Follows the Pool and Ravensbourne rivers through south east London via landscaped linear parks and green spaces CX LB
London 17 West End and Esher Commons 10.0 1 125 Wooded commons and a pretty village CJ W
London 26 Woodberry Wetlands 6.9 1 25 Finsbury and Clissold Parks, Woodberry Wetlands (two reservoirs), The New River (a canal supplying water to London) and Abney Park (a Magnificent 7 Cemetery)
London 23 Woodmansterne Lavender Fields 8.0 1 100 Banstead Commons, Oaks Park and spectacular Lavender fields during July and August CJ V
Merseyside 35 Crosby Beach - Antony Gormley's Another Place 5.1 1 25 Easy beach walk past Antony Gormley's public art installation “Another Place” with views of The Wirral Peninsula.
West Sussex 32 Kingley Vale 7.2 1 175 A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint

Last Updated : May-24