Guidebook

Get into Nature with 4 Hiking Trails Close to London

Spend a day exploring London’s surrounding nature, from hilly countryside to rugged coastlines.

Description

From the rolling hills of Surrey to the sandy beaches of the south coast, this collection of walks will take you on an adventure away from the rat race, but still within easy reach of London. Plan a day of hiking with this collection of trails, which vary in length, strenuosity, and type of scenery.

There’s something for everyone: for a spectacular long-distance challenge along dramatic cliff tops and pretty pebbled beaches, try the Brighton to Eastbourne hike. Alternatively, if you want magnificent views stretching out across the countryside to the London skyline, head to the Surrey Downs for the Leith Hill Circular Route.

Brighton to Eastbourne Coastal Hike
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Brighton to Eastbourne Coastal Hike

41.4 km
949 m
952 m
Discover the South Down’s spectacular cliff tops and pretty pebbled beaches.
Difficult
Private
Mole Gap Trail
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Mole Gap Trail

London
9.4 km
88 m
110 m
A pleasant station-to-station 6-mile ramble through the Surrey Countryside, ending with a traditional pub dating back to the 1400s.
Easy
Private
Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea Circular
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Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea Circular

12.1 km
87 m
87 m
Explore the Essex coastline, castle ruins, and a beautiful country park.
Moderate
Private
Leith Hill Circular
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Leith Hill Circular

0 - 1 hrs
3.7 km
142 m
142 m
A woodland walk through the Surrey Hills to the grand Leith Hill Place and the famous Leith Hill.
Easy
Private