Area: London (East)

! Barking & Dagenham KEY
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The Category Barking & Dagenham is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Barking & Dagenham Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Barking & Dagenham

! Bexley KEY
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The Category Bexley is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Bexley Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Sidcup & District U3A

! Greenwich KEY
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The Category Greenwich is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Greenwich Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Greenwich

! Hackney KEY
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The Category Hackney is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Hackney Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Hackney U3A

! Lewisham KEY
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The Category Lewisham is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Lewisham Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Lewisham

! Newham KEY
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The Category Newham is a subset of London (East).

! Redbridge KEY
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The Category Redbridge is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Redbridge Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Redbridge & District U3A

! Tower Hamlets KEY
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The Category Tower Hamlets is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Tower Hamlets Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Tower Hamlets U3A

- Walking for Health - Tower Hamlets

! Waltham Forest KEY
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The Category Waltham Forest is a subset of London (East).

 

The following Waltham Forest Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Waltham Forest U3A

*Abney Park Cemetery
Size (acreage)31
Overview

'Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the "magnificent seven" garden cemeteries of London, is a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, managed by the Abney Park Trust. We offer free public access throughout the year so everyone can come and enjoy this oasis of peace and greenery with a fascinating history.'

Description from

Abney Park Trust

*activeNewham - Walking
Overview

'Do you enjoy getting out and about, meeting new people and improving your health and fitness?
Our friendly walking groups meet regularly to discover great walking routes within Newham and further afield. You can either join our relatively easy led walks, or be more adventurous with our ramblers.'

Description from

Newham Council

*Blackheath Ramblers
Overview

'If you are interested in invigorating walks through the stunning countryside surrounding London, with a friendly bunch of people from all walks of life, then this is the group for you. Blackheath Ramblers strike out in all weathers and conditions, through frosted forests and muddy fields, into sun-dappled woods carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic, across wind-swept ridges and over sun-drenched downs, visiting medieval churches and picturesque villages along the way ... '

*City of London Cemetery and Crematorium
Size (acreage)200
Overview

'A 200 acre site full of natural beauty. With more than 3500 trees, 32 acres of memorial landscaped gardens, a woodland area, water features, ponds, and a nature area the cemetery is home to a wide variety of birds, insects and animals. After passing through the striking gated entrance the stunning landscaped and beautifully maintained cemetery unfolds before you. All of our roadways and pathways are easily accessible and make for a very pleasant stroll through an oasis in the heart of East London.'

Description from

City of London Corporation

*Crossness Nature Reserve
Overview

'A small oasis within an industrialised urban environment, providing a unique opportunity to escape city life and enjoy one of the last remaining areas of grazing marsh within the Greater London area ... The nature reserve is accessed via a number of public footpaths from Eastern Way (A2016), Norman Road and Belvedere Road, as well as the Thames Pathway which runs north across the Reserve.' ALERT Website Links changed.

Description from

Thames Water

*Eltham Palace and Gardens
Size (acreage)19
Overview

'Explore 19 acres of beautiful gardens with new interpretation throughout ...'

Description from

English Heritage

*Fairlop Waters Country Park
Overview

'Accessible pathways for all to enjoy a walk through the country park year round as well as a network of natural routes allowing you to get closer to the wildlife.'

*Hackney Council
Overview

'With its beautiful parks and open spaces, Hackney is a great place to walk ... '

*Havering and East London Ramblers
Overview

'A friendly group of people who enjoy walking and, some say, talking. We are based in the Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster Harold wood, Rainham areas as well as Barking and Dagenham and East London.'

*London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Overview

'Discover and explore the hidden green treasures of Barking and Dagenham in a variety of peaceful parks and nature reserves.'

*London Borough of Havering
Overview

Access to PDFs of six Heritage Walks: Gidea Park; Harold Hill; Havering-atte-Bower; Hornchurch; Rainham; Romford. ALERT The PDFs no longer were found to be accessible via the Borough Website. However, a string search of "Havering Walks' on one of the generic Search Engines provided Links at the time of Review.

*London Borough of Lewisham
Overview

'You are not alone if you include walking as one of your hobbies - it’s the most popular outdoor recreational activity in Britain ... There are lots of opportunities to get out for a walk in Lewisham.'

*London Borough of Redbridge
Overview

Your guide to walking in Redbridge  'The Walk Redbridge brochure is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to start leisure walking. It gives bus routes to the walks' starting points and grades each walk depending on the type of terrain.'

*Redbridge Ramblers
Overview

'Come and join us on a walk, we welcome all new members. We are a friendly group of walkers in Redbridge on the NE London/Essex border.'

*Royal Borough of Greenwich
Overview

Greenwich Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces and related activities.

*Thames Chase Community Forest
Overview

'18 months ago a small team of volunteers were set up to promote walking throughout the Thames Chase Community Forest. Professionally produced walking guides were created and are available to download or pick up from the Thames Chase Visitor Centre. The guides include a sketch map, step-by-step walking guides and notes on the history and ecology of the walking area.'

Description from

The Thames Chase Trust

*Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Size (acreage)31
Overview

'Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a Local Nature Reserve is a unique site in London's Zone 2 and well worth a visit. As a closed cemetery and one of the Victorian "Magnificent Seven" it contains a wealth of beautiful, ornately carved monuments in sandstone, granite, and even Italian white marble with fascinating stories of the lives of those interred.'

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Tower Hamlets Council

*Tower Hamlets Council
Overview

'There are a range of walks available in Tower Hamlets, from shorter health walks to cultural walks and guided walks. Each leaflet traces routes through historic parts of the borough, taking in a myriad of buildings and landmarks of interest on the way.'

See also

Walk East

*West Essex Ramblers
Overview

'Membership stands at just below 800 and we provide four led walks per week, two at weekends and two mid-week. Two of these walks are half-day (4 or 5 miles) and two all-day (8 to 14 miles, 10 miles the norm). The typical attendance of a walk is 20 members and we usually have a lunchtime pub stop of 45 minutes, plus short morning and afternoon breaks for tea or coffee.'

*West Ham Park
Size (acreage)77
Overview

'West Ham Park, the largest park in the London Borough of Newham, has been owned and maintained by the City of London Corporation since 1874 and is a Registered Charity ...'

Description from

City of London Corporation

A Greenwich Park Walk
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'A walk through Greenwich Park from the Blackheath Gate on Charlton Way (53 bus) to the Park Row Gate (adjacent National Maritime Museum). The meridian is marked in a number of places.'

Description from

Janet Digby London Footprints

See also

Map of Greenwich Park [The Royal  Parks]

Becontree Circular Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'At first glance, this area of East London may not seem a worthy venue for a walk, but our route takes in no less than six parks. Inevitably, some walking along streets is involved, but these are pleasant enough, and there is a bonus by way of a medieval manor house, which still has its moat. The lakes in the parks attract large numbers of Canada Geese.'

Description from

Mike Biggs Inner London Ramblers

Bexley Definitive Map
Overview

'Bexley's Rights of Way Improvement Plan, the Rights of Way definitive maps for both North and South of the Borough and the Definitive statement for the Rights of Way within the borough are available as PDF's ...'

Description from

London Borough of Bexley

Blackheath to North Greenwich Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk starts at Blackheath National Rail Station and ends at North Greenwich Underground Station, visiting Blackheath, Greenwich, the Thames Path and the Millennium Dome. It is an easy walk of 5.8 miles (9.3 kilometres), with some moderate hills in Greenwich Park. The walk can be extended back to Blackheath by following the North Greenwich to Blackheath Walk, which starts at the Millennium Dome (O2) and continues through Charlton, Woolwich Common and Kidbrooke, making a complete circuit of 14½ miles (23½ km).'

Description from

Mike Biggs  Inner London Ramblers

Capital Ring Walk
Distance (miles)78
Overview

'This engaging walk offers a chance to savour some of the capital’s most glorious scenery. 15 easily walked sections ... magically retained within London’s suburbs ... leave you free to enjoy it all at your own pace.'

Description from

Transport for London

Cray Riverway
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Path following the River Cray to the Thames from Foots Cray Meadows in the south to Erith in the north.' ALERT Could not find this PDF referenced on the re-designed Bexley Website; so I have changed the Link to Yumpu.

Description from

London Borough of Bexley Council

Dagenham Corridor
Overview

'This green corridor, known as the Dagenham Corridor, runs from Hainault to the River Thames and includes the Eastbrookend Country Park, the Chase Local Nature Reserve and the Beam Valley Country Park.'

Darent Valley Path
Distance (miles)19
Overview

'The beauty of the Darent Valley has inspired generations of artists and writers eager to capture the essence of this classic English countryside with its rolling hills, luxuriant meadows and picturesque riverside villages.'

Description from

Explore Kent

Epping Forest Centenary Walk
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'EVERYONE is invited to join the Friends and West Essex Ramblers on our annual walk through Epping Forest from South to North based on the Centenary walk established in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Epping Forest Act.'  Held Mid September.

See also

Epping Forest Centenary Walk [WalksAndWalking] | Epping Forest Centenary Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Green Chain Walk
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'A necklace of gems - sapphire rivers, emerald parks and fields with silver leaved woodlands on the crests of hills.'

Description from

Transport for London

Green London Way
Distance (miles)110
Overview

'A different way of looking at London: a walking route of over 110 miles encircling London - and divided into 18 separate and easily manageable sections.'

Description from

Bob Gilbert

Greenwich Nautical Walk
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Greenwich is home to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College and the historic Queen's House, as well as offering many other unique attractions and highlights.'

Description from

London for free

Hackney Society Walks
Overview

'The Hackney Society works to preserve Hackney's unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work. The Society was formed in 1967 to involve and support local people in the conservation and regeneration of Hackney's built environment and public spaces.'

Description from

The Hackney Society

Hainault Forest, Havering Country Park and Bedfords Park Walks
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'The woods in these country parks on the outskirts of London are all former hunting grounds providing venison for the kinsg's table. At Bedfords Park this is commemorated with a deer park holding a herd of red deer, managed by the London Borough of Havering, and in all the woods there are fallow and muntjac deer living wild.'

Description from

Woodland Trust

See also

ALERT Website Link needed to be changed. See also: The best woodland walks in London.

Leyton & Leytonstone History Walks
Overview

Download from the Website PDFs of six walks, two from the Society's 'History Walks' series, four from their 'Wanstead Flats History Walks'.

Description from

Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

Limehouse Cut Canal Walk
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'The Limehouse Cut was the first navigable canal to be dug in London and provides a pleasant and interesting green walk between Limehouse Basin in the west and the River Lea to the east ... The walk is about 2.5 kilometres in length to the Lea Navigation at Bow Locks and 3 kilometres in length to Three Mills.'

Description from

Hugo Marchant

London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP)
Distance (miles)152
Overview

'Walking the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP for short) is a great way to get to know London better. At nearly 152 miles (245 km), some like to think of it as the "M25 for walkers" — but it’s a world away from the motorway and has been thoughtfully divided into 24 well marked, bite-sized stages. Weaving around the capital the LOOP is mainly on flat or gentle sloping surfaces with only some sections requiring a bit more puff!'

Description from

Transport for London

See also

London Loop [Mark Moxon]

Newham Memorials and Trails
Overview

'John Goodier takes a walk in some of the open space of Newham'

Pilgrimage Route [Barking - Waltham]
Distance (miles)23
Overview

'The Pilgrimage Route is open to all and makes a very pleasant and energetic day out! It utilizes the Greenway through Newham, joins the Limehouse Cut to the yachting basin, takes the Regents Canal to Victoria Park and then follows the Lee Canal past the Olympic site and on to Waltham Abbey ... As this ride is mostly on off road paths and tracks it is also suitable for walkers.' ALERT The description of this Route is no longer accessible via the Sustrans Website.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Trails
Overview

'Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offers a landscape full of opportunities to discover something new. Wander at your own pace, follow a trail taking in some of the most inspirational sights, or take part in a guided tour: the choice is yours.'

Shuttle Riverway
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Signposted walk along the River Shuttle, a small tributary of the River Cray, which it joins at Hall Place near Bexley. The walk then joins the Cray Riverway, which follows the Cray through to the Darent at Crayford Marshes and through the marshes to the Thames.' ALERT I could no longer find the description of this Walk on the re-engineered Bexley Council Website; so I have cited the description from Annierak instead.

Sustainable Hackney Walks
Overview

'A series of six self-guided walks through Hackney's Parks and Open Spaces. The walks are along tarmac and grass paths, mainly flat and easy walking. The leaflets provide information about steps and alternative routes ... These leaflets were reprinted in 2010 under funding from NHS Hackney Community Chest.'

Description from

Sustainable Hackney

Thames Path Extension
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'This walk follows the Thames Path extension east. Although not officially a part of the Thames Path National Trail it is an obvious extension of the route. The walk follows the south bank of the river from the Thames flood barrier at Woolwich east past the famous Woolwich Arsenal and the Firepower museum. Continuing east you pass the apartments of Thamesmead. East from here the river passes through a far more industrial landscape and the path passes right through the middle of it. You emerge into Erith and onwards through the marshes of Crayford to end at Crayford Ness.'

See also

Thames Path Extension [Rambling Man]

The Line: A Sculpture Walk for London
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'The Line is London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk. The project opened to the public in May 2015. The route runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, following the waterways and the line of the Meridian. The project was set up by art dealer Megan Piper and the late urban regeneration expert Clive Dutton OBE. Their ambition was to establish an outdoor exhibition space that encourages locals, Londoners and visitors to the capital to engage with modern and contemporary art, whilst also discovering this lesser-known part of the city, its wildlife and heritage.'

Description from

The Line

Upminster Circular Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Around the fringes of Upminster and Cranham.'

'A book – Walk Wild Essex – is available that includes all the walks on this website, together with illustrated maps, photos and notes on wildlife to look out for ... You can also get Walk Wild Essex apps for iPhone or iPad from the iTunes store.'

Description from

Wild Essex

Victoria Park Memoryscape Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Will take you on a historical tour around Victoria Park, where you can listen to memories from local park users and learn about the park's past and how it's changed over nearly 170 years – from the beautiful Burdett-Coutts drinking fountain donated by one of the richest women in the country, to the ever watchful Dogs of Alcibiades statues, mysteriously said to rescue canal users in trouble!'

Description from

Tower Hamlets Council

Walk Hackney Guided Tours
Overview

'Walk Hackney specialises in telling you the story of Hackney, through a series of scheduled walks around different parts of Hackney.'

Description from

Sean Gubbins

Waltham Forest Walking and Cycling Trails
Overview

'David Beckham was born and grew up in Waltham Forest and is one of the greatest sportsmen of this generation. The Beckham Trail has been created to offer people the chance to trace his childhood steps, detailing the landmarks that moulded the early years of his life in Waltham Forest.' Unfortunately details of the 'Beckham Trail' as such seem no longer to be online; so I have replaced the Link with a more generic one.

Description from

Enjoy Waltham Forest

Walthamstow Reservoirs Walks
Overview

'There are ten individual reservoirs that make up Walthamstow Reservoir, some of them are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as they have rich bird habitat and terrestrial fauna. It is internationally recognised for the diverse range of birds that it attracts.'

Description from

Thames Water

Waterlink Way
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Walking and cycling route from Sydenham to the Thames. It follows the rivers Pool and Ravensbourne through many parks and green spaces ... It also links the borough’s three main town centres – Catford, Lewisham and Deptford.'

Description from

Lewisham Council

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