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distance 10.84km Vertical gain +11m Vertical drop -20m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stone (Kent) - Kent

From start, we go north to soon join a path along the River Thames. Then turn left & upstream along the riverbank, soon under the towering Queen Elizabeth 2 Bridge which takes the M25 over the Thames. The River Thames is wide here & industry is evident, mainly on the opposite bank. At 3.5 miles we join the Darent Valley Path near the large Darent Creek Flood Barrier. We follow the path all the way to the finish, near Dartford Station.

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distance 18.32km Vertical gain +88m Vertical drop -37m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kent

We follow Darent Valley Path thru' Dartford, Central Park & past Brooklands Lake. Thru' the villages of Darenth, Farningham & Eynsford. A big climb up past Eagle Heights & drop back down past the Roman Villa remains. Then past Lullingstone Castle. Lullingstone Park Visitor's Centre, Shoreham Castle Farm and thru' fields to and thru' Shoreham village to finish near Shoreham Station.

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distance 17.71km Vertical gain +61m Vertical drop -53m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Havering - Greater London

Starts at Thames Chase Forest Centre, the headquarters of the Thames Chase Community Forest, at Broadfields Farm. Route passes thru' the old village of Cranham, then Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve, Corbets Tey, Belhus Country Park, Belhus Chase & the town of Aveley. For the last two miles we follow the Mardyke Way thru' Davy Down, then thru' Stifford Green and Warren Gorge Nature Reserve to finish at Chafford Hundre Railway Station.

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distance 18.05km Vertical gain +319m Vertical drop -171m Durée 6h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Shoreham - Kent

Follow Darent Valley Path across Darent Valley Golf Club. Join the North Downs Way & also soon rejoin the Darent Valley Path. At Dunton Green say goodbye to the Darent Valley Path for the last time. We divert from the North Downs Way to take in Chevening Church and Park. Follow the Pilgrims Way along narrow country lanes, then back onto the North Downs Way, before diverting along the Tandridge Border Path thru' Park Wood Golf Club and finish at Westmore Green.

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Around ponds in Wanstead Park
distance 5.6km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redbridge - Greater London

This beautiful circular walk which mainly uses Chestnut Trail is a good way to discover Wanstead Park walking along several lovely ponds and River Roding.

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distance 11.95km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -68m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in High Halstow - Medway

This Kent walk takes you onto the southern shores of the Thames Estuary. The route is easy to follow (apart from the start). The area visited during the walk provided Dickens with the perfect scene for his prison huls in his novel 'Great Expectations'.

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distance 9.09km Vertical gain +26m Vertical drop -27m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newham - Greater London

An interesting, but industrial, walk from the Olympic Park to the skyscrapers in Docklands.

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distance 17.45km Vertical gain +90m Vertical drop -145m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Essex

From wooden bus stop we follow Hutton Village, then off-road to the old church. We go cross-country to Ingrave, past the huge pile of Thorndon House & thru' Thorndon Park North. As well as the park, the route takes in many other properties owned by the Thames Chase Community Forest, including Warley Gap, Codham Hall Woods & Franks Wood. We pass thru' Little Warley, Great Warley and skirt the outside of Upminster on our way to the finish at the Thames Chase Forest Centre at Broadfields Farm.

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distance 14.37km Vertical gain +36m Vertical drop -13m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tower Hamlets - Greater London

The Regent's Canal provides a watery escape from the bustle of the streets of London. Starting at Limehouse this walk takes you across London finishing at Little Venice. In general the route is easy to follow and any lileky problems are dealt with in the walk decsription.

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Hollow and Bullrush Ponds from Snaresbrook Road
distance 4.79km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This easy circular walk mainly uses sections of Epping Forest Centenary Walk and Greenwich Meridian Trail enjoying paths in woods and wildlife along Hollow Pound.

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distance 17.79km Vertical gain +311m Vertical drop -439m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bromley - Greater London

The route is undulating and hilly at times. Follow the Pilgrims and North Downs Ways, but with a few diversions. Expect a few good climbs and one of the most impressive descents of the whole walk. You'll encounter: dark secrets; stately homes; Roman roads; ancient Celtic Temples; one of the UK's largest vineyards; the highest point on the North Downs Ridge; some great views to the north over London and the Weald; relics from world wars; our industrial past and great storms.

Walking Easy walk through orchards ( Download : )
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distance 14.12km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -70m Durée 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Medway

Through several of Kent's fine apple & pear orchards plus one field of Nordic fir Christmas trees ending through open fields of sheep and cattle.

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distance 7.96km Vertical gain +28m Vertical drop -28m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This is a circular walk but is described in two sections, so you can choose to just walk to or from the Little Brown Jug, rather than doing the whole loop. Nothing beats the promise of a cosy pub after a bracing walk in the Kent countryside. This gentle walk boasts the choice of two pubs within an hour on foot of Bore Place, using the network of public footpaths and bridleways. The walk takes in classic Low Weald landscape with its patchwork of arable fields and grazing pastures.

Walking Bore Place - Green Trail ( Download : )
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distance 2.29km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

Walking Bore Place - Red Trail ( Download : )
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distance 4.39km Vertical gain +45m Vertical drop -44m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

Walking Bore Place - Blue Trail ( Download : )
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distance 2.16km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -27m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

The Bore Place farm walks weave their way through the fields and woodlands of the 500-acre organic dairy farm, offering panoramic views across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trails start and finish at the Bore Place car park and are waymarked by colour-coded directional discs and tall oak posts with painted lines at the top.

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distance 6.07km Vertical gain +68m Vertical drop -61m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This circular walk guides the keen wildlife watcher and enthusiast to some of the best local spots to see special species like the nightingale. The farmland of Bore Place extends almost to Bough Beech Reservoir where it meets the nature reserve. Well-connected areas of good habitat encourage plants, fungi and animals to survive and thrive.

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distance 12.18km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -141m Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

This circular walk leads you up onto the Greensand Way where breathtaking views await. From here it loops round, passing the picturesque 14th-century Wickhurst Manor through the village of Sevenoaks Weald and across rolling farmland before returning to the start point.

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Strawberry Hill Ponds, Mount Pleasant and Connaught Water from Barn Hoppitt
distance 11.27km Vertical gain +103m Vertical drop -111m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This circular walk with ascents and decents in Epping Forest explores paths in Warren and Strawberry Hills before you go back across Hill Woods. You finally walk along Connaught Water and go back to Barn Hoppitt.

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Bury Wood and Connaught Water from Chingford Plain
distance 5.55km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -34m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This pleasant circular walk combines several paths in Bury Woods including Holly and Willow Trails. Then, you will walk around Connaught Water enjoying its wildlife!

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Grimston's Oak and Hill Wood from Chingford Plain
distance 7.02km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -52m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This quiet circular walk provides a good way to discover paths in Bury and Hill woods using a small section of the Epping Forest Centenary Walk. During this walk, you will see a beautiful oak reckoned to be about 350 years old!

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distance 17.48km Vertical gain +214m Vertical drop -217m Durée 5h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kent

From the parkland close to the centre of Tonbridge, up onto Bidborough Ridge and on to Southborough Common, Returning along a hidden valley, through the park of Somerhill Schools and along the river Medway to the town centre.

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Around Oak Hill and Deer Sanctuary from Piercing Hill
distance 6.33km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -64m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Theydon Bois - Essex

This quiet circular walk uses a section of Epping Forest Centenary Walk close to Ambresbury Banks (remains of banks) before you follow a path in Birch Wood with lovely views over Deer Sanctuary and its wildlife!

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Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and Broom Hill from Rushey Plain
distance 4.73km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -54m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Abbey - Essex

This circular walk close to Loughton Camp provides a good way to discover Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and less used paths along Loughton Brook enjoying this peaceful area.

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distance 19.57km Vertical gain +84m Vertical drop -78m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ongar - Essex

We divert off the Essex Way to take in some of the histories of this old town. Rejoin the Essex Way for a short distance, before leaving it for one last time. Then follow St Peters Way thru' High Ongar & most of the way to Blackmore. We follow St Peter's Way for over a mile to Fryerning then thru' the village & across fields to Mountnessing. A short walk thru' a housing estate & industrial estate to enter Hutton Nature Reserve to soon finish at Hutton Village.

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distance 12.38km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -101m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Epping (Essex) - Essex

From Epping Station, we follow the Essex Way for our whole route. Thru' fields and an ancient track to Coopersale Street, then across fields to Gernon Bushes Nature Reserve. Cross over the M11 and go in a straight line towards Toot Hill. Thru' Toot Hill village and fields to Greensted and onto Chipping Ongar. Two videos at YouTube, one by John Rogers and a second by voxley19, both cover this whole walk.

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Hever & Markbeech from Chiddingstone
distance 9.42km Vertical gain +97m Vertical drop -97m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chiddingstone - Kent

A lovely Kent walk that starts from the beautiful village of Chiddingstone and continues to Hever where you can visit the Castle. The route then turns south to Markbeech from where a return to the start is made.

Walking Repton’s Walk ( Download : )
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distance 2.96km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -22m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Writtle - Essex

Explore Hylands Estate following this path through the park.

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distance 8.9km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -34m Durée 2h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sandon (Essex) - Essex

3 village circular walk through Howegreen, Great Baddow, and Sandon

Along pavements, footpaths and bridleways and across fields.

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distance 18.76km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -64m Durée 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Follows the River Lea Navigation thru' Waltham Abbey & past Enfield Lock. We leave the Lea Valley Walk & join the route of the London Loop for almost 2 miles, along the River Lea, past Enfield Island, thru' Sewardstone Marsh & up into Epping Forest. Then thru' a golf course to Lippitts Hill & onto High Beach. There are a few very hilly miles up to and thru' Epping Forest and Bell Common to finish at Epping Station.

Walking Ridge and River ( Download : )
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distance 12.14km Vertical gain +182m Vertical drop -182m Durée 4h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Little Baddow - Essex

A circular walk that circumnavigates the village of Little Baddow. Beginning in Lingwood Common, the route follows bridleways, footpaths, the river towpath and quiet country lanes. A good walk for any time of year, but not after spells of prolonged rain when the towpath, especially, can become something of a quagmire. Walking it in spring is highly recommended as Blake's Wood is nationally known for its display of bluebells.

Checked & updated: August 2021

Walking Into The Wilderness ( Download : )
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Into The Wilderness
distance 9.37km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -62m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woodham Walter - Essex

An enjoyable stroll near the ancient rural village of Woodham Walter with a nature reserve, arable fields, woodland and The Wilderness. The route is along bridleways and footpaths for the most part, with a couple of short sections on quiet country lanes. There are only two cross-field paths so it's a good winter walk although, like any hike in Essex, it can be muddy after rain.

Last checked and updated: 22 June 2021 - see below