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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.

Visorandonneur
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!

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Visorandonneur
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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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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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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Visorandonneur
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.

Visorandonneur
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 18.41km Vertical gain +3m Vertical drop -19m Durée 5h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hertford - Hertfordshire

Follows River Lea Navigation thru' Ware, St Margarets, Rye House, Dobbs Weir and Broxbourne, to finish on the River Lea Path a short walk east of Cheshunt Station. It's almost impossible to go off-course, unless you make a decision to jump into the canal or take a path away from it.

Visorandonneur
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.

Visorandonneur
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Walking The Wealdstone Brook ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
distance 2.81km Vertical gain +0m Vertical drop -29m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Harrow - Greater London

The Wealdstone Brook is one of the lost rivers of Middlesex. It's a short urban walk, one of my 'lost landscapes' routes around the Harrow area. Ironically, there is no trace of the river left in Wealdstone itself, where it has all been culverted. However, it meanders very prettily through Woodcock Park in Kenton, surrounded by grassy banks and willow trees. This is the best bit! There are further glimpses of it along the route of this walk.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 25.99km Vertical gain +45m Vertical drop -34m Durée 7h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hammersmith and Fulham - Greater London

This last walk describes a route from one end of the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames to the other. It traverses many of the borough's parks and commons and shows how they can be linked by footpaths to form an impressive 15-mile country-style walk we proudly present as "Richmond's Green Trail".

Visorandonneur
distance 6.24km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -7m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hammersmith and Fulham - Greater London

This linear London walk follows the River Thames upstream between Putney Bridge and Barnes Bridge.

Visorandonneur
distance 10.24km Vertical gain +39m Vertical drop -39m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aspenden - Hertfordshire

A pleasant circular Hertfordshire walk starting from the village of Aspenden near Buntingford. The route featues an abandoned village, a Roman Road and a moated house. Aspenden has pub for those requiring refreshment at the end of the walk.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Visorandonneur
distance 9.94km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

The Thames Path provides easy walking and interesting surroundings. The section from Barnes to Richmond covered by this walk also includes the option to Visit Kew Gardens and enjoy the riverside 'attractions' at Richmond.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.65km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

This walk has as its focal point the Leg o’ Mutton Nature Reserve (Formally Leg o’ Mutton" reservoir). The walk uses some of the intriguing network of paved footpaths lined with small terraced houses and cottages, which is characteristic of this part of Barnes and Mortlake. Next the Flood Wall Walkway provides excellent river views and leads on to the towpath. The return via pond, green and Mill Hill gives a taste of the village aspect of Barnes, also of the rural scenery of the Common.

Visorandonneur
distance 11.03km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -80m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in St. Paul's Walden - Hertfordshire

This Hertfordshire walk mainly uses old green lanes to go through a varied landscape of fields, woods and hedgerows to arrive at the Holt and then by footpaths to Cuckolds Cross. After that there is a section of larger arable fields where you join the Hertfordshire Way to reach Whitwell, an expanded village with an interesting older centre. The final leg passes through a rare breeds farm and The Bury, birthplace of the late Queen Mother.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 10.99km Vertical gain +78m Vertical drop -78m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

The walk connects Richmond Park with Wimbledon Common by two different routes, over varied terrain and with a wide range of views without any retracing of steps. It includes some of the best-loved features of the Park and Common, such as Isabella Plantation, the Windmill and Pen Ponds with, by way of contrast, a short section through the exclusive residential area of Coombe. Three alternative routes are given across Wimbledon Common.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 6.74km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -17m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingston upon Thames - Greater London

A walk from Malden Manor rail station to Kingston rail station, following the course of the Hogsmill River and part of the London Loop long distance path. This walk is published through a collaboration with Surrey County Council.