Length: 6.2 km (3.8 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hour
Meet at Herne Hill station (Railton Road side) at 18.40.
From Central London, either take the 18.28 Orpington train from Victoria (18.35 Brixton), arriving Herne Hill at 18.37, or the Thameslink service to Sutton (18.12 St. Pancras via all stations to Blackfriars (18.21) then Elephant & Castle and Loughborough Junction), arriving 18.34.
From Outer London: either take the 18.19 train from Bromley South (via Beckenham J, arrives 18.38) or the 18.16 from Sutton to St. Alban’s City (arrives 18.41).
Return trains from Brixton: every 15 mins to Victoria or direction Orpington. There is also the Victoria Line…
This is a short meandering route through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground within the valleys shaped by one of London’s Hidden Rivers, The Effra, and a couple of its tributaries. Created from the purchase of the existing private gardens of the Brockwell Hall estate and some smaller neighbouring properties, it is noted for its 19th century layout as a gracious public park, a clocktower, water garden, and walled garden, as much as for the Art Deco Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Hall has served as a café since the opening of the park in 1892 (but will be shut for the day).
The Alternative Ending to Brixton
passes Brixton Windmill and ends at POP Brixton
, a two-storey food and drink emporium full of exciting start-up businesses.
Don’t like Brixton? Finish on the Circular Walk back at Herne Hill…
For walk directions
, height profile
, and gpx/kml files
Tea: Plenty of options at POP Brixton, near the station. T=short.39.a