Guidebook

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.

Description

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.

Cray Riverway

Cray Riverway

3 - 4 hrs
19.4 km
126 m
175 m
The Cray Riverway walk through Bromley.
Moderate
Private
Dollis Valley Green Walk

Dollis Valley Green Walk

3 - 4 hrs
15.4 km
119 m
131 m
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.
Moderate
Private
Epping Forest Centenary Walk

Epping Forest Centenary Walk

4 - 5 hrs
22.5 km
287 m
217 m
Follow the Epping Forest Centenary Walk fom Manor Park to Epping on this pleasant 15 mile walk.
Difficult
Private
Green Street Circular

Green Street Circular

0 - 1 hrs
3.0 km
85 m
30 m
This short circular walk takes you through the woodland, parkland and countryside around Green Street Green in Bromley.
Easy
Private
Pymmes Brook Trail

Pymmes Brook Trail

2 - 3 hrs
14.5 km
45 m
93 m
Follow the Pymmes Brook Trail through North London on this pleasant walk.
Moderate
Private
Finsbury Park to Lea Bridge

Finsbury Park to Lea Bridge

1 - 2 hrs
9.9 km
57 m
88 m
Moderate
Private
Oak-Hill-Gardens to Waltheof Gardens

Oak-Hill-Gardens to Waltheof Gardens

3 - 4 hrs
18.4 km
118 m
166 m
Difficult
Private
Colne Valley Way

Colne Valley Way

3 - 4 hrs
18.9 km
74 m
55 m
Travel through the Colne Valley on this walk from Staines to Uxbridge.
Difficult
Private
Thames Down Link

Thames Down Link

5 - 6 hrs
24.4 km
329 m
289 m
This walk links the Thames Path and North Downs Way National Trails.
Difficult
Private
Bayhurst Wood Country Park

Bayhurst Wood Country Park

1 - 2 hrs
8.0 km
121 m
124 m
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.
Easy
Private