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Islington to Limehouse

22-Apr-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Angel to Limehouse

The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks

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Banbury Circular

A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops.

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Bath Circular via 2 Tunnels and a Canal

Walk/Cycle route via a disused railway, Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels, Tucking Mill Viaduct, the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, Dundas Aqueduct, and historic Bath

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

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Berwick via Arlington Circular

Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald

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24-Oct-10 • zdenek.machek on Flickr

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Birchington to Herne Bay

Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Reculver

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The Queen's House, Old Royal Naval College and Docklands

21-Mar-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Blackheath to Canary Wharf

Blackheath, Greenwich Royal Park, its Observatory and Meridian, the London skyline, the Cutty Sark, a Thames foot tunnel and Canary Wharf skyscrapers.

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)

Autumn in Back Wood

Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard

06-Nov-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard

The Greensand Ridge, River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal

The canal in Bath

Bath to Bradford-upon-Avon walk

31-Mar-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Bradford-on-Avon to Bath

Follow the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal through a pretty valley between the historic towns of Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath

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Bristol Harbour

Bristol's historic floating harbour via M-Shed, SS Great Britain, churches, galleries, museums, pubs and cafes

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

Victorian Hearse

19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Brompton Cemetery

A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea

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Calais Walking Guide

8 walks between 5 and 16 miles in the Calais area suitable for day trips by ferry.

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12-Jan-13 • rozowamyszka on Flickr

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Cambridge via Grantchester Circular

Cambridge and its Colleges, Grantchester, Trumpington and the University Botanic Gardens

Wood anemones just after Fordwich

04-May-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry

Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape

Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay

SWC Short Walk 30 - Cardiff Bay (Wales Coast Path) [Cardiff Bay Trail Option]

17-Dec-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars

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Broad Haven and St Govan's Head

14-Jul-18 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Castlemartin Range Coast Path

Easy cliff top path following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through a MOD range, past dramatic cliffs, stacks, arches, a secluded chapel and 2 remote beaches. Check access times!

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

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Cheshunt to Broxbourne

01-Jul-18 • moontiger on Flickr

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Cheshunt to Broxbourne

River Lee Country Park and Waltham Abbey

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Chessington Circular

A country park, 2 commons and a hill with a view, all inside the M25

Woodland path in Nonsuch Park2

02-Oct-19 • Daisy-Roots on Flickr

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Chessington to Cheam

Horton Country Park, Hogsmill Riverside Nature Reserve, Nonsuch Park and Cheam Heritage Trail

July walk 2009? northwards along the coast towards Walton on the Naze

Two 'SWC' walk authors decide to end it all.....

01-Feb-13 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze

A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts

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

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.

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

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14-Jan-17 • seantgUK on Flickr

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Dartford to Greenhithe

Riverside walk along the banks of the Darent and the Thames with stunning views of the Dartford river crossing

Tyred tiles

Well, semi-engineering bricks really

17-Feb-18 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Ealing Broadway Circular

The green spaces of West London, including The Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, The Thames towpath, Kew Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park.

Eastbourne Pier

SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

28-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches.

Ely Cathedral from River Great Ouse, near Cuckoo Bridge

SWC Walk 118 Ely Circular (off-route off the Ely Extension)

12-Sep-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ely Circular

An easy walk through open Fenland, The River Great Ouse, 'big' skies, tree-lined farm tracks, historic Ely Cathedral and a quayside stroll at the end

Epping to Chipping Ongar

The Essex Way broadly following the former Epping to Ongar tube line. Muddy in winter.

Whitstable

Faversham to Whitstable walk

11-Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Faversham to Whitstable

Easy Coastal Walk

Entrance to Barn Hill

23-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Fryent Country Park

Rolling fields and small woods

Book 1 Walk 7 Garston to St. Albans

The bridge is to the right! D.Allen Vivitar 5199

24-Feb-08 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Garston to St Albans

River Ver, historic St Albans and the Roman town of Verulamium

The Jolly Woodman

Gerrards Cross to Cookham walk

05-Mar-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Gerrards Cross to Cookham

Bulstrode Park and Burnham Beeches woods, the Thames, and Stanley Spencer

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18-Mar-17 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Greenford to Osterley

A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a NT stately home.

Chilmington

20-Jul-19 • Ian_Harding on Flickr

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Ashford to Ham Street

Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending

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

Farm near Guildford

30-Oct-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Guildford to Farnham

A river valley, gentle pastures, Watts Gallery, woods, remote heathlands and heather covered moors.

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

14-Apr-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Hampstead Heath

Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill

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The Long Water, Home Park

18-Feb-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Hampton Court Circular

Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building

Park Entrance

25-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Hampton Court and Bushy Park

2 deer parks and a royal palace

Eastwick

No sign of Cher, Susan Sarandon or Michelle Pfeiffer

25-Nov-17 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Harlow Circular

An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.

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

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13-Nov-16 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Hayes Circular

A short walk across three commons in South East London

Hambleden

02-Sep-09 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Henley Circular via Great Wood

The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty.

Field and Fence

23-May-04 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Hever to Leigh

2 castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages

Hever to Tonbridge 13 Oct 19 SWC2

13-Oct-19 • Steven F Coles on Flickr

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Hever to Tonbridge

The second part of the Eden Valley Walk, through Penshurst and Haysden Country Park to Tonbridge.

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Looking down

15-May-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hildenborough to Hadlow or Tonbridge

Gentle walk through the Kentish Weald to one of the tallest follies in Britain.

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Holmwood to Reigate Hammonds Copse

25-Jan-19 • moontiger on Flickr

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Holmwood to Reigate

An easy walk through Surrey's Low Weald and the Mole Valley.

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

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Houghton Mill

04-Apr-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Huntingdon Circular

Easy walk beside the Great Ouse river to the attractive village of Houghton and its restored water mill, returning through water meadows and a nature reserve.

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01-Nov-16 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Central London Circular

Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites

Walk 256 Kemble circular- SWC Expeditionary Group

14-Aug-16 • peter.boon on Flickr

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Kemble Circular

The source of the Thames, an overgrown canal, quiet tracks, a pretty village, and the Thames path

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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

1. Weir at Bledington

19-Jul-17 • peter.boon on Flickr

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Kingham to Charlbury

The Oxfordshire Way, the river Evenlode, gentle rolling hills, woods and fields that were the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbitshire, and 2 Cotswold villages

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Kingley Vale

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

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Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness via Southend-on-Sea

Gentle coast path with quiet, residential, and seaside resort sections, and the world's longest leisure pier.

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.

Epping Forest pond bullrushes

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23-Jan-16 • lindsay_randle on Flickr

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Leytonstone to Loughton

Epping Forest

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Littlehampton to Bognor Regis

Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis

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09-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular

Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.

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23-Sep-08 • Andrew Murphy

Lymington to Barton-on-Sea

Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus.

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Mile End and Victoria Parks

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

Mitcham Common

16-Sep-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Mitcham Common

Large wooded common popular with bird watchers

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11-Jan-20 • qaugzzih9 on Flickr

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Mitcham Junction to Colliers Wood

Nature Reserves and the Wandle Trail through south London

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Monsal Trail

Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements

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

Trees in a yellow sea

Mortimer to Aldermaston

26-Apr-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Mortimer to Aldermaston

Gentle. A stream, Roman Calleva, and an optional canal side extension.

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Botley to Netley walk

14-Sep-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Netley to Botley

The Solent Way and the River Swanick with sea views, marinas and mudflats

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17-May-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Chichester to West Wittering and East Head

A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus.

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12-Aug-10 • Andrew Murphy

Newborough Warren Circular

Remote coastal walk with sand dunes, beaches, pine forests and salt marsh - ideal for rest day, or when there is bad weather on the tops.

Cruise Missile Bunkers, Greenham Common (6 of them, each with up to 16 missiles at the time)

SWC Walk 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton (Midgham Station)

13-Jan-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton

Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield.

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Beverley Brook in Richmond Park

19-Jan-16 • Sean O'Neill

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Norbiton to Hammersmith or Putney

A deer park, 'the village on the river' and one of the first English landscape gardens

Sunset, Burnham-on-Crouch

SWC Walk 162 North Fambridge to Burnham-on-Crouch

15-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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North Fambridge to Burnham-on-Crouch

Follow the tidal River Crouch eastwards towards the North Sea atop the sea wall. Wide open and scenic countryside, mudflats, creeks, rich bird life, sailing boats and marinas.

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.

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SWC Short Walk 27 - The Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island

25-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island

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

River Isis

Oxford Circular.

04-Nov-07 • msganching on Flickr

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Oxford Circular

The Rivers Isis and Cherwell, Wolvercote Common, the Oxford Canal, a tour of the old town and historic Colleges, Oxford Castle and Mound

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

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Paddock Wood to Yalding

An easy walk in an attractive part of the Medway Valley

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Petts Wood Circular

Easy and pleasant walk through woodlands nestled in the middle of London's South-Eastern suburbs

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11-Nov-06 • msganching on Flickr

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Pluckley Circular

Gentle walk through quiet Kent Orchards with ancient pubs - Darling Buds of May territory. Hilly afternoon options.

Distant ships and sun, Southsea

Portsmouth to Hayling Island walk

20-Jan-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Portsmouth to Havant via Hayling Island

Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenade, Eastney Beach, a ferry to Hayling Island, quiet beaches. Either continue to Eaststoke Point, or head inland along a disused railway path alongside Langstone Harbour.

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Rainham to Grays

Dracula, outdoor art, concrete barges, an ace nature reserve, industrial sculpture, history and heritage, accompanied by the mighty Thames.

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Rainham Marshes

22-Feb-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Rainham to Purfleet via RSPB Rainham Marshes

An easy birdwatching walk in Outer East London along an atmospheric section of the Thames Path via the RSPB reserve at Rainham marshes.

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31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Ramsgate to Margate

Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk

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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Richmond Park

09-Oct-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Richmond Circular

Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Richmond Park and the River Thames.

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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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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

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15-May-16 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Ruislip Woods and Lido

Woods and a swimming lake

Camber Castle across the marshes

SWC Walk 365 - Rye Figure of 8

23-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rye Figure of 8

Three rivers, two castles, and a coastal nature reserve in two linked circular walks

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).

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Severn Bridge

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

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Worthing Pier

30-Mar-14 • Andrew Murphy

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Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton

Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton

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Slough to Egham via Windsor Great Park

An introductory walk passing Windsor Castle with lots of history, deer, pheasants, and the Royal Landscape.

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Bursledon to Gosport

River Hamble,and Solent Way coast path past Meon, Browndown, Stokes Bay and Gilkicker Point

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18-Mar-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Southbourne to Emsworth via Thorney Island

Easy coastal walk around Thorney Island in Chichester's tidal harbour.

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Southend Pier

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

Bluebell wood

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07-May-06 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Staplehurst to Headcorn or Cranbrook

An easy walk through fields in the Kentish Weald, with some fine bluebell woods en route, and an option to visit Sissinghurst Gardens (NT).

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01-Apr-07 • msganching on Flickr

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Sunningdale to Windsor

Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park

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

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

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Reading to Henley walk

11-Mar-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Reading to Henley

A pretty stretch of the Thames towpath

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28-May-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Westminster to Greenwich via the south bank

The Thames path through central London, past Tower Bridge and the regenerating East End, to historic Greenwich.

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Thameside Historical Walk

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

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24-Jan-12 • Andrew Murphy

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The 7 Hanging Valleys Karst Limestone Coast

Spectacular (but gentle) cliff top coastal swimming walk with karst limestone scenery - arches, stacks, blow holes, coves, headlands, and sandy beaches

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

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

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

The Thames at Tilbury

18-Nov-06 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Tilbury to East Tilbury via the 2 Forts Way

The 2 Forts Way along the Thames Estuary coast path, passing Tilbury and Coalhouse Artillery Forts

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Totteridge Circular walk

28-Dec-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Totteridge Circular

Meadows, woods and villages on the Northern Heights

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Tower Hill to Putney Bridge via Thames Path

The Thames Path through the centre of London, passing the City, Westminster, Chelsea, Battersea and Putney via 18 bridges

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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Parkland of a former country estate

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30-Jun-10 • Andrew Murphy

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Walton-on-the-Naze Circular

Coastal walk from a faded grandeur Victorian seaside resort with pier to a fast eroding, fossil rich headland and a sand spit. Return along the beach or salt marsh sea wall.

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

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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

First hint of Autumn

Watton-at-Stone Circular

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Watton-at-Stone Circular

The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton.

Old St. Lawrence's Church, Ayot St. Lawrence

SWC 69 - Welwyn Garden City Circular

11-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Welwyn Circular

An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church.

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The Wey Navigation at Weybridge

07-Feb-16 • Sean O'Neill

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West Byfleet to Hampton Court

The Wey Navigation and the Thames Path via several pubs.

Esher Common

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

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West End and Esher Commons

Wooded commons and a pretty village

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Wimbledon Circular

Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Wimbledon Common.

Clouds over the river Colne

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Wivenhoe Circular

2 circular walks on either side of the Colne estuary. **check ferry times in advance**

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Wivenhoe to West Mersea or Clacton-on-Sea

Tidal river Colne to Brighlingsea. Then short ferry for coast walk to Clacton (long) or West Mersea (bus)

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands

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

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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)

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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

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Yalding Circular

Pub Medley at the River Medway

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
London 29 Angel to Limehouse 11.5 1 0 The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks
Oxfordshire 293 Banbury Circular 17.2 2 125 A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops. M
Somerset 186 Bath Circular via 2 Tunnels and a Canal 19.9 2 125 Walk/Cycle route via a disused railway, Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels, Tucking Mill Viaduct, the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, Dundas Aqueduct, and historic Bath CJ P W
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
West Sussex 200 Berwick via Arlington Circular 12.6 1 100 Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald V
Kent 28 Birchington to Herne Bay 14.0 1 100 Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Reculver TL StP V
London 215 Blackheath to Canary Wharf 12.0 1 50 Blackheath, Greenwich Royal Park, its Observatory and Meridian, the London skyline, the Cutty Sark, a Thames foot tunnel and Canary Wharf skyscrapers. CX CS V
London 22 Boston Manor to Osterley 6.0 1 150 Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)
Buckinghamshire 41 Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard 14.7 2 250 The Greensand Ridge, River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal E
Wiltshire 6 Bradford-on-Avon to Bath 16.7 2 75 Follow the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal through a pretty valley between the historic towns of Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath CJ P W
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
London 39 Brockwell Park 3.8 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
Northern France 126 Calais Walking Guide 26.0 1 25 8 walks between 5 and 16 miles in the Calais area suitable for day trips by ferry.
Cambridgeshire 105 Cambridge via Grantchester Circular 15.0 1 25 Cambridge and its Colleges, Grantchester, Trumpington and the University Botanic Gardens KX LS
Kent 121 Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry 22.5 2 150 Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape TL StP V
Cardiff 30 Cardiff Bay 5.6 1 50 Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars
Pembrokeshire 317 Castlemartin Range Coast Path 12.9 2 75 Easy cliff top path following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through a MOD range, past dramatic cliffs, stacks, arches, a secluded chapel and 2 remote beaches. Check access times!
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
Hertfordshire 311 Cheshunt to Broxbourne 17.5 2 25 River Lee Country Park and Waltham Abbey LS
London 352 Chessington to Cheam 14.3 2 75 Horton Country Park, Hogsmill Riverside Nature Reserve, Nonsuch Park and Cheam Heritage Trail CJ V W
Essex 52 Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze 11.5 1 50 A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts LS
London 25 Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge 8.8 1 0 River Wandle Trail and the Thames Path
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.
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
Kent 202 Dartford to Greenhithe 11.3 1 25 Riverside walk along the banks of the Darent and the Thames with stunning views of the Dartford river crossing CX V
London 104 Ealing Broadway Circular 17.8 1 50 The green spaces of West London, including The Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, The Thames towpath, Kew Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park.
East Sussex 66 Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill 24.0 1 75 Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches. V
Cambridgeshire 118 Ely Circular 18.0 2 25 An easy walk through open Fenland, The River Great Ouse, 'big' skies, tree-lined farm tracks, historic Ely Cathedral and a quayside stroll at the end KX
Essex 276 Epping to Chipping Ongar 12.5 2 100 The Essex Way broadly following the former Epping to Ongar tube line. Muddy in winter.
Kent 12 Faversham to Whitstable 15.7 1 25 Easy Coastal Walk TL StP V
London 2 Fryent Country Park 5.5 1 75 Rolling fields and small woods
Hertfordshire 7 Garston to St Albans 14.0 1 100 River Ver, historic St Albans and the Roman town of Verulamium E
Oxfordshire 40 Gerrards Cross to Cookham 15.4 2 100 Bulstrode Park and Burnham Beeches woods, the Thames, and Stanley Spencer M
London 42 Greenford to Osterley 12.0 1 50 A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a NT stately home.
Kent 153 Ashford to Ham Street 16.3 2 50 Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending TL CX StP V
London 12 Greenwich Park 6.0 1 75 Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint
Surrey 12 Guildford to Farnham 22.2 2 300 A river valley, gentle pastures, Watts Gallery, woods, remote heathlands and heather covered moors. CJ W
Essex 14 Hadleigh Castle Country Park 5.9 1 0 Essex Coastline, a ruined castle with a view, and 2 Tree Island FS LS
London 15 Hampstead Heath 7.5 2 200 Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill
London 240 Hampton Court Circular 12.5 1 25 Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building CJ W
London 3 Hampton Court and Bushy Park 7.0 1 25 2 deer parks and a royal palace CJ W
Hertfordshire 55 Harlow Circular 14.0 1 75 An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire. LS
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
Kent 281 Hayes Circular 9.5 1 125 A short walk across three commons in South East London CX CS
Oxfordshire 1 Henley Circular via Great Wood 16.1 2 175 The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty. P
Kent 19 Hever to Leigh 14.2 2 150 2 castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages EC LB
Kent 345 Hever to Tonbridge 16.5 2 125 The second part of the Eden Valley Walk, through Penshurst and Haysden Country Park to Tonbridge. EC LB
Kent 219 Hildenborough to Hadlow or Tonbridge 13.2 2 100 Gentle walk through the Kentish Weald to one of the tallest follies in Britain.
Surrey 32 Holmwood to Reigate 16.0 2 150 An easy walk through Surrey's Low Weald and the Mole Valley. CJ V
London 4 Horsenden Hill 4.5 1 100 Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort
Cambridgeshire 31 Huntingdon Circular 18.5 2 25 Easy walk beside the Great Ouse river to the attractive village of Houghton and its restored water mill, returning through water meadows and a nature reserve. KX
London 122 Central London Circular 15.2 1 25 Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites
Gloucestershire 256 Kemble Circular 16.0 2 100 The source of the Thames, an overgrown canal, quiet tracks, a pretty village, and the Thames path P
London 16 Kensal Green Cemetery 3.0 1 0 Ivy covered Greek, Classic, Egyptian and Gothic Mausoleums in a Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery
Oxfordshire 246 Kingham to Charlbury 17.6 2 75 The Oxfordshire Way, the river Evenlode, gentle rolling hills, woods and fields that were the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbitshire, and 2 Cotswold villages P
Oxfordshire 341 Kingham to Charlbury Long 34.9 2 350 to do P
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
Essex 355 Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness via Southend-on-Sea 12.5 1 25 Gentle coast path with quiet, residential, and seaside resort sections, and the world's longest leisure pier. FS
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 241 Leytonstone to Loughton 12.8 1 125 Epping Forest
West Sussex 212 Littlehampton to Bognor Regis 12.2 2 0 Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis CJ EC V
Gower 89 Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular 11.0 2 225 Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.
Hampshire 62 Lymington to Barton-on-Sea 15.7 2 50 Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus. W
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 273 Mitcham Junction to Colliers Wood 15.5 1 25 Nature Reserves and the Wandle Trail through south London TL CJ LB StP V W
Derbyshire 310 Monsal Trail 14.5 1 125 Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements
London 13 Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills 4.6 1 0 NT parkland, streams, watermills, and Abbey Mills heritage site
Berkshire 33 Mortimer to Aldermaston 15.9 2 75 Gentle. A stream, Roman Calleva, and an optional canal side extension. P
Hampshire 3 Netley to Botley 15.2 2 100 The Solent Way and the River Swanick with sea views, marinas and mudflats W
West Sussex 167 Chichester to West Wittering and East Head 20.6 2 25 A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus. CJ EC V
Anglesey 103 Newborough Warren Circular 19.0 2 100 Remote coastal walk with sand dunes, beaches, pine forests and salt marsh - ideal for rest day, or when there is bad weather on the tops.
Berkshire 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton 17.0 2 175 Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield. P
London 261 Norbiton to Hammersmith or Putney 16.8 2 75 A deer park, 'the village on the river' and one of the first English landscape gardens CJ W
Essex 162 North Fambridge to Burnham-on-Crouch 20.9 2 75 Follow the tidal River Crouch eastwards towards the North Sea atop the sea wall. Wide open and scenic countryside, mudflats, creeks, rich bird life, sailing boats and marinas. LS
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
Oxfordshire 13 Oxford Circular 16.3 1 0 The Rivers Isis and Cherwell, Wolvercote Common, the Oxford Canal, a tour of the old town and historic Colleges, Oxford Castle and Mound M P
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
Kent 338 Paddock Wood to Yalding 18.0 2 75 An easy walk in an attractive part of the Medway Valley CX LB
London 309 Petts Wood Circular 12.0 1 250 Easy and pleasant walk through woodlands nestled in the middle of London's South-Eastern suburbs CX CS V
Kent 21 Pluckley Circular 11.7 1 100 Gentle walk through quiet Kent Orchards with ancient pubs - Darling Buds of May territory. Hilly afternoon options. TL CX StP
Hampshire 179 Portsmouth to Havant via Hayling Island 17.8 1 0 Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenade, Eastney Beach, a ferry to Hayling Island, quiet beaches. Either continue to Eaststoke Point, or head inland along a disused railway path alongside Langstone Harbour. CJ EC V W
London 203 Rainham to Grays 16.2 2 0 Dracula, outdoor art, concrete barges, an ace nature reserve, industrial sculpture, history and heritage, accompanied by the mighty Thames. FS
London 172 Rainham to Purfleet via RSPB Rainham Marshes 12.8 1 25 An easy birdwatching walk in Outer East London along an atmospheric section of the Thames Path via the RSPB reserve at Rainham marshes. FS
Kent 101 Ramsgate to Margate 15.7 2 200 Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk TL CX StP
London 6 Regents Park and Primrose Hill 5.9 1 50 A royal park and citiscape viewpoint
London 188 Richmond Circular 12.0 1 150 Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Richmond Park and the River Thames.
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
East Sussex 365 Rye Figure of 8 14.5 2 100 Three rivers, two castles, and a coastal nature reserve in two linked circular walks LB StP
London 24 Sculpture in the City 2.8 1 0 Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).
Gloucestershire 37 Severn Bridge 8.0 1 50 Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary
West Sussex 211 Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton 10.3 2 0 Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton LB V
Berkshire 133 Slough to Egham via Windsor Great Park 16.0 2 100 An introductory walk passing Windsor Castle with lots of history, deer, pheasants, and the Royal Landscape. P
Hampshire 180 Southbourne to Emsworth via Thorney Island 15.8 1 25 Easy coastal walk around Thorney Island in Chichester's tidal harbour. V W
Essex 45 Southend Pier 5.6 1 0 Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier FS LS
Kent 80 Staplehurst to Headcorn or Cranbrook 12.8 2 50 An easy walk through fields in the Kentish Weald, with some fine bluebell woods en route, and an option to visit Sissinghurst Gardens (NT). CX
Berkshire 18 Sunningdale to Windsor 17.0 2 125 Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle CJ W
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
Berkshire 61 Reading to Henley 16.9 1 25 A pretty stretch of the Thames towpath CJ P
London 245 Westminster to Greenwich via the south bank 13.0 1 0 The Thames path through central London, past Tower Bridge and the regenerating East End, to historic Greenwich.
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
Algarve 187 The 7 Hanging Valleys Karst Limestone Coast 16.0 2 225 Spectacular (but gentle) cliff top coastal swimming walk with karst limestone scenery - arches, stacks, blow holes, coves, headlands, and sandy beaches
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 47 The London Wall 4.5 1 25 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 228 Totteridge Circular 14.1 2 175 Meadows, woods and villages on the Northern Heights
London 282 Tower Hill to Putney Bridge via Thames Path 18.2 1 0 The Thames Path through the centre of London, passing the City, Westminster, Chelsea, Battersea and Putney via 18 bridges
London 10 Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase 8.0 1 75 Parkland of a former country estate
Essex 98 Walton-on-the-Naze Circular 12.2 1 50 Coastal walk from a faded grandeur Victorian seaside resort with pier to a fast eroding, fossil rich headland and a sand spit. Return along the beach or salt marsh sea wall. LS
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
Hertfordshire 94 Watton-at-Stone Circular 18.0 2 275 The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton. M
Hertfordshire 69 Welwyn Circular 18.3 2 175 An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church. KX M
Surrey 45 West Byfleet to Hampton Court 17.2 1 0 The Wey Navigation and the Thames Path via several pubs. CJ W
London 17 West End and Esher Commons 10.0 1 125 Wooded commons and a pretty village CJ W
London 206 Wimbledon Circular 10.0 2 75 Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Wimbledon Common.
Essex 30 Wivenhoe Circular 14.8 2 125 2 circular walks on either side of the Colne estuary. **check ferry times in advance** LS
Essex 247 Wivenhoe to West Mersea or Clacton-on-Sea 18.6 2 50 Tidal river Colne to Brighlingsea. Then short ferry for coast walk to Clacton (long) or West Mersea (bus) LS
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
Kent 320 Yalding Circular 12.5 2 250 Pub Medley at the River Medway TL CX StP

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