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Barry Island

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

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.

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)

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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 Southeast 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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Camino de Santiago

Overview of the pilgrim routes to Santiago

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

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

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.

Entrance to Barn Hill

23-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Fryent Country Park

Rolling fields and small woods

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

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

Park Entrance

25-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Hampton Court and Bushy Park

2 deer parks and a royal palace

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

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Heddon's Mouth Circular

Short walk to Heddon's Beach, and along the South West Coast Path from a remote country pub. Travel by car only.

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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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

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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

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.

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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

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

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

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 Southeast, on to Severndroog Castle Folly

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Pen Y Fan and Corn Du from Storey Arms

A classic, and very popular, short walk climbing up to the two highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons along an engineered path.

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

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

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15-May-16 • senderismoenlondres on Flickr

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Ruislip Woods and Lido

Woods and a swimming lake

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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Southend Pier

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

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

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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

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

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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Parkland of a former country estate

Elterwater circular walk

07-Aug-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Walks from Ambleside

Low to mid level walks from Ambleside in the Lake District

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 southeast London via landscaped linear parks and green spaces

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 Magnificient 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

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
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
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)
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 Southeast London on raised ground TL StP V
London 20 Brompton Cemetery 2.0 1 0 A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea
Europe 1 Camino de Santiago 1.0 6 16,325 Overview of the pilgrim routes to Santiago
Cardiff 30 Cardiff Bay 5.6 1 50 Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars
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
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 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
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 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
Kent 281 Hayes Circular 9.5 1 125 A short walk across three commons in South East London CX CS
Exmoor NP 124 Heddon's Mouth Circular 9.1 4 450 Short walk to Heddon's Beach, and along the South West Coast Path from a remote country pub. Travel by car only.
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
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
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
Brecon Beacons NP 85 Pen Y Fan and Corn Du from Storey Arms 7.6 7 725 A classic, and very popular, short walk climbing up to the two highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons along an engineered path.
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 2.8 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
Essex 45 Southend Pier 5.6 1 0 Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier FS LS
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 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 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
Lake District 199 Walks from Ambleside 8.5 4 Low to mid level walks from Ambleside in the Lake District
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 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

Last Updated : Jul-20