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Best trails in London

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Trying to find the best London trails? AllTrails has 170 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Richmond upon Thames, Greenwich or Westminster, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 101 easy trails in London ranging from 0.7 to 12.9 miles and from 22 to 583 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Hampstead Heath Circular Walk
Hampstead Health
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
NOTE: Kenwood House is closed due to concerns over COVID-19. This route has many different options but all walk through a beautiful forested area that offers some views of the city as well as gardens and a pergola. While the path can get muddy when it rains there are route alternatives that are paved. The area has lots of dog walkers and runners and is busy especially on the weekends.Show more
#2 - Capital Ring Full Walk
Greenwich, London, England
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Length: 88.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
This popular long distance walk allows you to see a wide variety of what London has to offer. Some sights of note along the route include Horsenden Hill, Eltham Palace, Olympic Park, Wimbledon, Richmond Park and the Grand Union Canal, The Thames Barrier, Beckenham Place Park, and the Wharncliffe Viaduct. The hike is often done in 15 stages. Because of the central location, there is no need to do the entire trail at once and there are many public transportation and refreshment opportunities along the route. In open spaces the trail is marked by a white disc on a wooden post featuring a Big Ben logo and directional arrow. On city streets you will see larger aluminium signs featuring the walking man symbol to let you know you are on track.Show more
#3 - Capital Ring Walk: Wimbledon Park to Richmond Bridge
Merton, London, England
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
This trail is the sixth segment of the Capital Ring Walk. To see the entire trail and more information, please view the Capital Ring Walk here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/london/capital-ring--2?u=i Show more
#4 - Capital Ring Walk: Hendon to Highgate
Barnet, London, England
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
This trail is the eleventh segment of the Capital Ring Walk. To see the entire trail and more information, please view the Capital Ring Walk here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/london/capital-ring--2?u=i Show more
#5 - Hyde Park Outer Circular Walk
Hyde Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
This is the extreme perimeter of the large park. Inside there is a system of tracks, in addition to the attractions, which reach over 20 km of development.Show more
#6 - Thames Path National Trail: Hammersmith Bridge to Richmond Bridge
Old Deer Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Note: Hammersmith Bridge is currently closed to all traffic and pedestrians due to safety concerns about the bridge (13 August 2020). This pleasant stroll along London's river takes you from the outer edge of the western part of the city into the beginnings of suburbia, although hugging the edge of the water means you may not notice until you get there. This is an easy walk, with plenty to see along the way, taking in a section of the Thames Path National Trail. Some of the features along the way include a river lock, Syon House and the site of the original Meridian. Allow a good three hours to complete. It is also a linear walk, although public transport connections are excellent, and follows made up path along its stretch. The walk will appeal to both the born Londoner and the out of towner, as taking the time to amble through the city is often the best way to really appreciate some of what it has to offer.Show more
#7 - Wimbledon Common Circular Walk
Wimbledon Common
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Lovely walk mainly on hard track so not much mud around. Some wonderful wood sculptures near start of trail inspired by The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. Also plenty of den building etc. to keep kids entertained! Show more
#8 - Central London Walking Tour
Westminster, London, England
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h
A tour around Central London seeing all the famous sights, this walk around London will enhance your knowledge of the city and allow you to see many famous sights. The trip could last anywhere between three hours or a day, depending on how long you decide to stay in each location. It's an unmissable trip--many have enjoyed it before. A great opportunity to take wonderful pictures of a lovely city--beautiful, romantic and enjoyable.Show more
#9 - Richmond Park Circular Walk
Richmond Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
A circular trail on the paths of Richmond Park. Richmond Park is a large bustling park where fallow deer, red deer and a whole host of wildlife share the area with joggers, cyclists and walkers. One of London's Royal Parks, the park dates back to the early 1600s and is popular with residents and visitors alike. Most of the walk follows tarmac paths put about a quarter of it follows grass paths which can get muddy in winter and after rain. There are only a few steady climbs and descents. The paths can be quite busy and you are likely to be sharing them with plenty of joggers and cyclists. Dogs are welcome in Richmond Park but remember there are free roaming deer so you need to keep them under close control. The deer can become aggressive towards dogs during the breeding season (Sep/Oct) and the birthing season (May to July). There is a park information centre, refreshment kiosk and public toilets alongside the car park at the start. Approximate time 2 hours. Show more
#10 - The Green London Way full Circular Route
Newham, London, England
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Length: 112.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Green London Way is a long-distance footpath for London and one of the very first entirely urban long-distance footpaths in the country. This popular long distance walk allows you to see a wide variety of what London has to offer, walking along the city's history and wildlife. The walk is divided into manageable sections, and it can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. Because of the central location, there is no need to do the entire route at once and there are many public transportation and refreshment opportunities along the way. A list of individual segments can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/the-green-london-way Show more
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