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Embankment

04-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Chelsea and Battersea Park

Chelsea with the King's Road, two Thames Bridges and Battersea Park, optional: Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

Up the hill

Up the hill

23-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Fryent Country Park

Rolling fields and small woods

Park Entrance

Park Entrance

25-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Hampton Court and Bushy Park

2 deer parks and a royal palace

Horsenden Hill walk

Horsenden Hill walk

06-May-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Horsenden Hill

Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort

Mile End and Victoria Parks

Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park

View from Primrose Hill: Shard to Canary Wharf SWC Short Walk 6 - Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

View from Primrose Hill: Shard to Canary Wharf

SWC Short Walk 6 - Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

12-Jul-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Regents Park and Primrose Hill

A royal park and citiscape viewpoint

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17-Aug-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Richmond Park

London's largest deer park

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15-May-16 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Ruislip Woods and Lido

Woods and a swimming lake

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park SWC Short Walk 9 - Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park

SWC Short Walk 9 - Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

06-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Horniman Gardens, Dulwich Park and village, Belair Park

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05-Mar-21 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Parkland of a former country estate

The Grotto SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

The Grotto

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

15-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wanstead Park

Parkland of a former country estate

Greenwich Park: View from Viewpoint by Observatory SWC Short Walk 12 - Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park: View from Viewpoint by Observatory

SWC Short Walk 12 - Greenwich Park

07-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Greenwich Park

Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint

Boardwalk through Wetlands and Viewing Platform, Morden Hall Park SWC Walk Short 13 - Morden Hall Park and Merton Abbey Mills

Boardwalk through Wetlands and Viewing Platform, Morden Hall Park

SWC Walk Short 13 - Morden Hall Park and Merton Abbey Mills

04-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills

NT parkland, streams, watermills, and Abbey Mills heritage site

Hadleigh Castle Benfleet to leigh on Sea

Hadleigh Castle

Benfleet to leigh on Sea

24-Jun-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hadleigh Castle Country Park

Essex Coastline, a ruined castle with a view, and 2 Tree Island

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

14-Apr-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Hampstead Heath

Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill

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04-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Kensal Green Cemetery

Ivy covered Greek, Classic, Egyptian and Gothic Mausoleums in a Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery

Esher Common SWC Short Walk 17 - Oxshott Heath, Esher and West End Commons

Esher Common

SWC Short Walk 17 - Oxshott Heath, Esher and West End Commons

08-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West End and Esher Commons

Wooded commons and a pretty village

Mitcham Common

Mitcham Common

16-Sep-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Mitcham Common

Large wooded common popular with bird watchers

Birds All Lined Up, The Long Water SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

Birds All Lined Up, The Long Water

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

31-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Royal Parks

Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square

Victorian Hearse

Victorian Hearse

19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Brompton Cemetery

A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea

Emirates Air Line at dusk SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

Emirates Air Line at dusk

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

29-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Line Modern Art Walk

A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car

Barges on River Brent/Grand Union Canal SWC Short Walk 22 - Boston Manor to Osterley

Barges on River Brent/Grand Union Canal

SWC Short Walk 22 - Boston Manor to Osterley

08-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Boston Manor to Osterley

Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)

lavender Mayfield Lavender Farm - the lavender fields in full bloom, with many sightseers, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in July

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Mayfield Lavender Farm - the lavender fields in full bloom, with many sightseers, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in July

12-Jun-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Woodmansterne Lavender Fields

Banstead Commons, Oaks Park and spectacular Lavender fields during July and August

Leadenhall Market SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

Leadenhall Market

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

11-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sculpture in the City

Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).

Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

02-Sep-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

River Wandle Trail and the Thames Path

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

07-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Woodberry Wetlands

Finsbury and Clissold Parks, Woodberry Wetlands (two reservoirs), The New River (a canal supplying water to London) and Abney Park (a Magnificent 7 Cemetery)

On one's bike

On one's bike

12-Aug-21 • Jerry Attricht on Flickr

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Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island

The Olympic Park, waterways, wetlands, and former industrial areas

Thameside Historical Walk

The Thames Path (north bank) past the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and Wapping to Docklands via 3 historic riverside pubs

Islington to Limehouse

Islington to Limehouse

22-Apr-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Angel to Limehouse

The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks

Barry Island

Quiet Jackson's Bay, Whitmore Bay (sand, promenade, Gavin and Stacey), Nell's and Friars points, and the old harbour

Kingley Vale

A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint

Pond by Wantz Stream, Beam Parklands SWC Short Walk 33 - Dagenham Parks, Rivers and Ponds

Pond by Wantz Stream, Beam Parklands

SWC Short Walk 33 - Dagenham Parks, Rivers and Ponds

23-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dagenham Parks, Rivers and Ponds

Exploration of several linked green areas in an otherwise densely populated suburb: a large variety of landscapes in Country Parks and Nature Reserves

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre and Ingrebourne Marshes SSSI SWC Short Walk 34 - The Ingrebourne Valley (Hornchurch to Upminster)

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre and Ingrebourne Marshes SSSI

SWC Short Walk 34 - The Ingrebourne Valley (Hornchurch to Upminster)

19-Mar-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Ingrebourne Valley : Hornchurch to Upminster

Open water, grassland, woodland, marshland, fenland via a series of linked green spaces along the Ingrebourne River

Crosby Beach: View through the dunes SWC Short Walk 35 - Crosby Beach: Antony Gormley's Another Place

Crosby Beach: View through the dunes

SWC Short Walk 35 - Crosby Beach: Antony Gormley's Another Place

21-Jan-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crosby Beach - Antony Gormley's Another Place

Easy beach walk past Antony Gormley's public art installation “Another Place” with views of The Wirral Peninsula.

Waterlink Way Waymarker Disc SWC Short Walk 36 - Waterlink Way (Lower Sydenham to Greenwich)

Waterlink Way Waymarker Disc

SWC Short Walk 36 - Waterlink Way (Lower Sydenham to Greenwich)

26-Feb-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Waterlink Way : Lower Sydenham, to Greenwich

Follows the Pool and Ravensbourne rivers through south east London via landscaped linear parks and green spaces

Severn Bridge

Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary

Brockwell Hall Cafe SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

Brockwell Hall Cafe

SWC Short Walk 39 - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular or to Brixton)

19-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Brockwell Park

Short amble through a small but well-kept urban park in South East London on raised ground

View along High Street SWC Short Walk 40 - Harrow-on-the-Hill (South Kenton or Northwick Park to Harrow-on-the-Hill)

View along High Street

SWC Short Walk 40 - Harrow-on-the-Hill (South Kenton or Northwick Park to Harrow-on-the-Hill)

17-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Harrow on the Hill

The playing fields of Harrow School and the historic buildings of Harrow village on its ridge

Anglican Chapel (Nunhead Cemetery) SWC Short Walk 41 - Nunhead, Honor Oak and Peckham Rye

Anglican Chapel (Nunhead Cemetery)

SWC Short Walk 41 - Nunhead, Honor Oak and Peckham Rye

19-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Nunhead, Honor Oak, and Peckham Rye

Nunhead's Victorian Cemetery, assorted green spaces, One Tree Hill with its viewpoint, Peckham Rye Park and Common, and its culturally mixed centre.

Angerstein Wharf, jetty out to shipping lane SWC Short Walk 42 - Thames Path: Greenwich to Woolwich

Angerstein Wharf, jetty out to shipping lane

SWC Short Walk 42 - Thames Path: Greenwich to Woolwich

11-Feb-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Thames Path : Greenwich to Woolwich

A Fascinating Stretch of The Thames: Maritime Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Charlton, Thames Barrier, Royal Woolwich Arsenal

Lesnes Abbey Ruins SWC Short Walk 43 - Lesnes Abbey Woods with Bostall Woods (Abbey Wood Circular)

Lesnes Abbey Ruins

SWC Short Walk 43 - Lesnes Abbey Woods with Bostall Woods (Abbey Wood Circular)

05-Feb-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lesnes Abbey Woods with Bostall Woods

Ornamental Gardens, Ancient Woodlands, Ponds and Heathland, centred on the enchanting ruins of Lesnes Abbey. Undulating.

Severndroog Castle SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

Severndroog Castle

SWC Short Walk 44 - Oxleas Wood and Shooters Hill (Falconwood Circular)

19-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Oxleas Wood and Shooter’s Hill

Through ancient woodlands up to Shooter's Hill with far views across the south east, on to Severndroog Castle Folly

Southend Pier

Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier

Beckenham Place Mansion, Driveside SWC Short Walk 46 - Beckenham Place Park (Ravensbourne to Beckenham Hill)

Beckenham Place Mansion, Driveside

SWC Short Walk 46 - Beckenham Place Park (Ravensbourne to Beckenham Hill)

16-Apr-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Beckenham Place Park

Attractive park in SE London by the Ravensbourne River, famous for its bluebells, wet woodland, wild swimming lake, ornamental gardens and Palladian mansion

Salters’ Garden with large piece of the Wall SWC Short Walk 47 - The London Wall

Salters’ Garden with large piece of the Wall

SWC Short Walk 47 - The London Wall

11-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The London Wall

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

Horton Country Park

Horton Country Park

21-Jan-21 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Chessington Circular

Horton Park, Epsom and Ashtead Commons, Winey Hill, all inside the M25

Bluebells in Highgate Wood SWC Short Walk 49 - Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood

Bluebells in Highgate Wood

SWC Short Walk 49 - Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood

27-Apr-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood

Meandering route through two adjacent ancient woods with very different character. Undulating.

Large Area of Bluebells, off Public Bridleway, NE corner of Middle Lake SWC Short Walk 50 - Osterley Park (Osterley to Hanwell or Circular)

Large Area of Bluebells, off Public Bridleway, NE corner of Middle Lake

SWC Short Walk 50 - Osterley Park (Osterley to Hanwell or Circular)

12-May-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Osterley Park

Osterley Park, Tentelow Woodland, Grand Junction Canal, Hanwell Flight of Locks, River Brent, a riverside meadow and the stunning Wharncliffe Viaduct.

Valley Gardens and Windsor Great Park

A forest garden: Azaleas, camellias, magnolias, daffodils, heather. Optionally: Windsor Great Park - Saville Gardens, a deer park, Windsor castle viewpoint.

Thames Path: Richmond and Teddington Circular

A lovely section of the Thames: Ham House, Marble Hill House, New Orleans Gallery, a sculpture garden, riverside pubs

Bedgebury National Pinetum

Arboretum with Pines and vistas. Longer approach walk through ancient woodland.

View across Greenland Dock to Canary Wharf SWC Short Walk 54 - Rotherhithe (away from the river)

View across Greenland Dock to Canary Wharf

SWC Short Walk 54 - Rotherhithe (away from the river)

22-Jun-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rotherhithe

Parks and waterways on the Rotherhithe peninsula