Short Walks

Short walks. London parks for now, but will be extended throughout the south east

For the south east outside London, we recommend Fancy Free Walks who have 300+ short circular walks

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Bristol 38 Bristol Harbour 8.0 1 25 Bristol's historic floating harbour via M-Shed, SS Great Britain, churches, galleries, museums, pubs and cafes P W
Cardiff 30 Cardiff Bay 5.6 1 50 Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars
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 50 Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary
London 29 Angel to Limehouse 11.5 1 0 The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks
London 22 Boston Manor to Osterley 6.0 1 150 Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)
London 39 Brockwell Park 3.8 1 50 Short amble through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground TL StP V
London 20 Brompton Cemetery 2.0 1 0 A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea
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 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 1 150 The playing fields of Harrow School and the historic buildings of Harrow village on its ridge
London 4 Horsenden Hill 4.5 1 100 Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort
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 44 Oxleas Wood and Shooter’s Hill 6.3 1 125 Through ancient woodlands up to Shooter's Hill with far views across the Southeast, 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 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 2.7 1 0 Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).
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 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 6.9 1 50 A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car
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 southeast 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 Magnificient 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 : Apr-20