10 Day Trips to Get Some Nature in London

London has a surprising amount of green spaces if you know where to look. Discover the best trails to get some much needed nature.



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While you may only know the classic backdrop and history of London, the surrounding areas are filled with equally gorgeous countryside offering hidden valleys, farmlands, wooded glens, and beautiful views.

There's hundreds of good options for walkers in and around the capital but we’ve picked the top 10 hikes you can do on a day trip in London. Check out the Dollis Valley Green Walk which takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of the city or trails that take you along the Wraysbury River.


Dollis Valley Green Walk

This pleasant walk takes you from Mill Hill near Edgware in North London to the edge of Hampstead Heath along the Dollis Brook. You will pass through Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space and the Totteridge Fields Nature Reserve on this flat easy walk through North London.

Green Street Circular

This short circular walk takes you through the woodland, parkland and countryside around Green Street Green in Bromley.

Pymmes Brook Trail

Follow the Pymmes Brook Trail through North London on this pleasant walk.

Colne Valley Way

Travel through the Colne Valley on this walk from Staines to Uxbridge.

Thames Down Link

This walk links the Thames Path and North Downs Way National Trails.

Bayhurst Wood Country Park

Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods are located in the London Borough of Hillingdon and contain numerous walking trails. This one route will give a slow and nice walk through the woods.