Area: London (South)

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bromley/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bromley/

Category:Bromley
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- Beckenham U3A

- Bromley U3A

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Croydon/

Category:Croydon
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Croydon/

Category:Croydon
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The following Croydon 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):

- Croydon U3A

- Walking for Health - Croydon

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Kingston-upon-Thames/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Merton/

Category:Merton
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Richmond-upon-Thames/

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Sutton/

Category:Sutton
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wandsworth/

Category:Wandsworth
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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Wandsworth/

Category:Wandsworth
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The following Wandsworth 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 - Wandsworth

- Wandsworth U3A

 

www.friendsofbatterseapark.org/the-park

Category:Wandsworth
Size (acreage)200
Overview

'Battersea Park is a large (83 hectares/200 acres) Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870. It was formally opened in 1858. A major programme of work has recently been completed to restore and refurbish many of the Victorian and Festival of Britain elements of the park. There is much to enjoy in this Green Flag Award winning park including ... a grand one-kilometre riverside promenade.'

Description from

Friends of Battersea Park

claphamcommon.net

Category:Wandsworth
Overview

'One of London's largest open spaces, measuring 87 hectares, situated between Clapham, Battersea and Balham.'

Description from

Friends of Clapham Common

www.croydonhf-ramblingclub.org

Category:Croydon
Overview

Aims are 'to get people out into the surrounding countryside, to visit places of interest and to meet up with like-minded people. It is not just a Club for those who want to walk, but also caters for those who wish to visit some of the many interesting places there are in and around the area, including London and further afield'.

www.copsecroydon.co.uk

Category:Croydon
Overview

'Walking and cycling form the core of the outdoor programme, although Club Members often organise other exciting one day, weekend or full week holidays, involving activities like caving, canoeing, climbing, skiing and windsurfing. We attempt to put something back into the community by arranging conservation projects, a "wheelchair ramble" and support for the charity "Shelterbox".'

www.croydonramblers.org.uk/walks/

Category:Croydon
Overview

'Croydon Ramblers was founded in 1950, the first of Ramblers' local groups, and we are also one of the largest local groups in Surrey. Our main activity is our extensive walking programme of about thirty walks a month. We have walks on most days of the week and sometimes there is a choice to cater for Ramblers' abilities and experience.'

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/city-commons/kenley-...

Category:Croydon
Size (acreage)139
Overview

'Kenley Common is a 56 hectare (139 acre) public open space located in the London Borough of Croydon. It forms part of a larger area of open countryside, within the London Green belt, that links London with the wider countryside of Surrey.'

Description from

City of London Corporation

www.kingston.gov.uk/downloads/200168/culture_leisure_and_libraries

Overview

PDF Documents to download from the Website including Walking routes around the Borough and Maps of the Borough's green spaces.

www.kingston-ramblers.org.uk

Overview

'Kingston Ramblers lead walks in Surrey and the surrounding counties. The rambles take place on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. The walks are for a range of abilities and vary from 5 to 12+ miles. Saturday and Wednesday walks are by public transport. Sunday walks are by car sharing from Surbiton Clock Tower (SCT). Sunday walks tend to be longer and the pace is sometimes faster.'

www.bromley.gov.uk/site/

Category:Bromley
Overview

'Explore Bromley's countryside and the network of walking routes, with over 120 miles of public rights of way. You can enjoy over 30 square miles of Green Belt countryside and over 2,900 acres of council-owned parks and open space.'

www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/

Overview

'London Wetland Centre is an idyllic spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the City for a walk or to indulge in an afternoon of bird watching from one of our six hides. The reserve is easily accessible with pathways and bridges among the pools, meadows and gardens ...'

www.merton.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces...

Category:Merton
Overview

'We have declared a number of sites in Merton as local nature reserves (LNRs). We work with English Nature to select sites, and tend to focus on land recognised as being of importance for nature conservation interest, with open access for the public and either existing or potential value for environmental education.'

Description from

Merton Council

See also

Nature Reserves in Merton [Snipview]

www.mertonu3a.org.uk/groups.htm

Category:Merton
Overview

'The London Borough of Merton includes Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden, Colliers Wood and Raynes Park.'

mitchamcommon.org/maps-and-walks/

Category:Merton
Overview

Four 'Suggested Walks' around the Common. Within the Map 'click on the place names to find out more about each area'.

Description from

Mitcham Common Conservators

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/morden-hall-park

Category:Merton
Overview

'Rain or shine the Park always looks inviting and magical especially if you can get here early in the morning before everyone else does. Explore the park to discover the many views of the old buildings that were part of the Hatfeild family's country estate. Many of the buildings are not open to the public as they are tenanted to raise valuable income for the park.'

Description from

National Trust

www.nkhc.co.uk

Overview

'Our aim is to provide members the opportunity to experience the joys of hill walking in the beautiful British Countryside over a weekend at least once a month. In addition, we also try to do at least one nearby day walk once a month on either Saturday or Sunday.'

www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200453/parks_trees_and_open_spaces/1149/parks_a...

Category:Sutton
Overview

'Oaks Park is a mixture of landscapes, including formal horticulture, natural chalk meadows, woodlands and informal parkland. It is much loved by both dog and recreational walkers. There are a number of interesting walks based in Oaks Park and pass through it.'

www.u3aorpington.org.uk

Category:Bromley
Overview

'Orpington U3A is one of over 800 independent U3As in the UK with a total membership of nearly 300,000 ... Anyone no longer in full time employment living in or near Orpington is able to join. We currently have over 1100 members and the subscription is still only £10 per annum.'

www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=WND042

Category:Wandsworth
Size (acreage)47
Overview

'Stands on a beautiful site, surrounded by Wimbledon Common, covering 47 acres. Established in 1891 and as a crematorium in 1938 it has two service chapels and an extensive Garden of Remembrance.'

Description from

London Gardens Online

See also

Putney Vale Cemetery [The Victorian Web] | Putney Vale Cemetery [Wikipedia]

www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park

Overview

'Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Richmond Park, the largest of the capital's eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London ...'

Description from

The Royal Parks

u3asites.org.uk/richmond-on-thames/home

Overview

'Currently has about 90 interest groups ... Prior to joining a group it is essential to contact the Group Leader as we cannot guarantee vacancies. Some groups operate waiting lists and sometimes, if there is enough interest, we are able to start a second group.'

www.kew.org/kew-gardens/visit-kew-gardens

Overview

'Come to Kew and explore the world's most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.'

friendsofsncp.org.uk

Category:Croydon
Overview

'Large man-made lake with adjacent fields, meadows and trees.'

www.suttonwandleramblers.org.uk

Category:Sutton
Overview

'Currently has around 530 members. The group covers the London Borough of Sutton, a large part of the London Borough of Merton and the village of Banstead, and is one of fifteen groups in the Surrey Area of the Ramblers' Association.'

www.friendsoftootingcommon.uk

Category:Wandsworth
Size (acreage)240
Overview

'With 92 hectares (221 acres), Tooting Common is the largest of our open spaces. The common is managed with the aim of keeping much of its natural character ... Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common, together with Streatham Green are the remains of common land that once stretched as far as Mitcham. An avenue of trees marks the former boundary line between the two commons, now to all intents and purposes one.'

Description from

Wandsworth Council

See also

Tooting Common [London Parks & Gardens Trust]

www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200316/cycling_and_walking/465/walking

Overview

'The Kingston Walking for Health Scheme arranges regular walks for different levels of fitness across the borough. Every walk is led by a qualified walk leader, who have been trained by the National Walking for Health Initiative.'

Description from

Kingston Council

www.merton.gov.uk/healthy-living/sport-and-healthy-living/walk-4life

Category:Merton
Overview

'Our Walk 4life Programme encourages and supports residents to walk more as it is beneficial for health and well being. Our walks are free, suitable for all ages and abilities and suit both beginner and intermediate levels. The walks last for around 50 minutes to an hour and you walk at your own pace for as long as you want,within the safety of a group with trained walk leaders. We walk in all weathers so come along and join us!'

Description from

Merton Council

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandsworth_Common

Category:Wandsworth
Size (acreage)175
Overview

'Wandsworth Common has many features similar to Tooting Common, including strong involvement from local users. Its 73 hectares (175 acres) contain ecological and ornamental areas, sports pitches, tennis and bowling, a lake (fishing in season, membership required), trim trail and children's playground.'

Description from

Wandsworth Council

See also

Wandsworth Common [London Parks & Gardens Trust]

www.wpcc.org.uk

Size (acreage)1140
Overview

'Wimbledon Common is a large open space in Wimbledon, south-west London, totalling 460 hectares (1,140 acres). There are three named areas: Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, and Putney Lower Common, which together are managed under the name Wimbledon and Putney Commons. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of built-up area of southwest Putney.'

www.barnesvillage.com

Distance (miles)5
Overview

 'The 2.3 mile Trail, and the 3 mile Extension, have been designed to show Barnes at its best. The route is circular, so it doesn't matter where you start – just follow the silver "Barnes Trail" discs set in the ground.'

Description from

Barnes Community Association

walkaroundlondon.com/the-beck-corridor-and-a-bit-extra/

Category:Bromley
Distance (miles)4
Overview

A "green corridor", nicknamed "The Beck Corridor", was chosen as part of the SUN Project to encourage thought about the value of the area for biodiversity as well as involve local people in doing their bit for wildlife or in enjoying the area. The "corridor" runs from Beckenham Place Park to Spring Park and includes green spaces such as Kelsey Park, Cator Park, Harvington Estate and High Broom Wood, all falling within a stone's throw of "The Beck" river.' ALERT The Links originally used here all seem to have disappeared - so I have cited instead a description of the Trail from Walk around London albeit dated June 2012 ...

Description from

Bromley Biodiversity Partnership | Walk around London

See also

SUN ('Sustainable Urban Planning Networks for Green Spaces') Project

www.merton.gov.uk/leisure/visiting/attractions/beverleybrookwalk.htm

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Closely following the Beverley Brook through Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Barnes Common to the River Thames upstream of Putney. The walk goes through some of South London's most varied and beautiful countryside.'

Description from

Merton Council

www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/bushy-park

Overview

'There are five Bushy Park Heritage Trails. These are self-guided walks with maps, stopping points, images and audio guides.' ALERT Unfortunately, I could no longer find the Audio Guides on the Bushy Park Website.

Description from

The Royal Parks

friendsofwhitehallcheam.co.uk/index.php/heritage-walk/

Category:Sutton
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'If you are planning a visit to Whitehall why not include a walk around Cheam village and look at some of the other historic buildings on this Heritage Walk? ... The walk takes approximately one hour ... A more detailed guide to the Cheam Heritage Walk is available from Whitehall.'

Description from

The Friends of Whitehall

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/surrey/explore-surrey-chessington-coun...

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Circular route through the countryside south of Chessington. The route passes through Horton Country Park, Epsom Common and over the top of Winey Hill. The leaflet includes a map of the route and information about features encountered along the way. The route is waymarked with a distinctive logo.'

Description from

AllTrails

See also

Chessington Countryside Walk [Kingston Council]

www.christophersomerville.co.uk/?p=1012

Category:Croydon
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'If the Corporation of the City of London hadn’t bought the "Coulsdon Commons’"– Riddlesdown and its neighbouring "wastes" of Kenley Common, Coulsdon Common and Farthing Downs – for £7,000 in 1883 (nearly £1 million today), there’s little doubt what would have happened. All four high green open spaces would have been gobbled up in London’s inexorable southward expansion. As it was, the City of London dedicated the 350 acres of Coulsdon Commons, "fine, open, breezy downs, already largely used for purposes of recreation by the public, and now for all time secured for those purposes".'

www.croydon.gov.uk/leisure/parksandopenspaces/walks

Category:Croydon
Overview

'There are over 80 guided walks and events on offer throughout the year to help you discover and enjoy Croydon's parks and open spaces.'

Description from

London Borough of Croydon

www.fancyfreewalks.org/G.London/Richmond-Barnes-Kew.pdf

Distance (miles)11
Overview

''A parkland and riverside walk through history, easily accessed by Underground, bus or car, this circular walk is a huge adventure.'

Description from

Fancy Free Walks

www.enbro.org.uk/page2.html

Category:Bromley
Overview

'The Public over the age of 18 years are invited to join the EnBro volunteer lead walks ... There is no charge - simply turn up at the designated starting point and enjoy the walk ... The Walks Programme contains a wide variety of walks from gentle strolls to the more strenuous walks whereby leaders aim to complete a 5 mile walk within approximately 2 hours.'

Description from

EnBro Environment Bromley

www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/download/187/walking_trails_in_bromley

Category:Bromley
Overview

'Darwin's Landscape Laboratory is the house, gardens and countryside near London where Darwin lived and worked for the forty years of his scientific maturity including his work on The Origin of Species ... The South Downs which inspired Charles Darwin continue to excite community groups to explore nature today. More than 250 volunteers, including young people, were trained to observe and record the natural habitat of the area. Walks, talks and leaflets enabled the general public to find out about the biodiversity of the area ...'

Description from

London Borough of Bromley

See also

Charles Darwin Audio Trails [Bromley Council | Audio Trails]

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden/trails/ham-house-from-ri...

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Leave your car at home and discover this tranquil walk, linking Ham House and Garden with Kingston Station. The circular route, which is on London's doorstep, begins at the station. It leads you along the rural Thames Path and through the verdant Richmond Park.'

Description from

National Trust

See also

Ham House Richmond [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.kingstontourguides.org.uk

Overview

'Guided walks of historic Kingston by The Kingston Tour Guides.'

'The Tour Guides are part funded by The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/richmond-and-south-west-london

Overview

'While many would not immediately associate Richmond and its surrounds with a significant or even rich Jewish history it is replete with Jewish associations going back to the late 17th century ...'

historyatkingston.wordpress.com/projects/kingston-trails/

Overview

'Kingston is a beautiful place to live, work and visit, but often its natural and historical wealth is overshadowed by its reputation as the shopping hub of South West London. We wanted to encourage residents and visitors to look at Kingston afresh and tap into the fascinating history, flora and fauna the Royal Borough has to offer, and so Kingston Trails was born.'

Description from

History @ Kingston

greenbeltrelay.org.uk/green_belt_way.htm

Distance (miles)222
Overview

'The path has been developed over the last 16 years and in conjunction with a long distance charity run called the Green Belt Relay organised by Stragglers Running Club from Kingston-upon-Thames.' Relay usually held Mid May.

Description from

Sean Davis

londonparksway.com

Distance (miles)62
Overview

'Walking route through London beginning at Kingston station and finishing at the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. This London Parks Way passes through the Royal Parks of Bushy Park, Richmond Park, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Regents Park, St James Park, and Greenwich Park as well as Hampton Court Park, Holland Park, Victoria Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The approximate distance is 65 miles It is split into 6 sections each of which is a self-contained walk that can be reached by train.'

Description from

Rob Myers

www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/file/1534/lubbocks_landscape_at_high_elms

Category:Bromley
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Discover the former Lubbock Estate and understand how they shaped it over time.'

Description from

London Borough of Bromley

mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk/free-audio-trail/

Category:Merton
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Download the trail and use it as you take a guided walk to learn more about the history and heritage of Cricket Green. The audio trail includes recordings of local people who help bring the area to life.'

insidecroydon.com/walks/

Category:Croydon
Overview

'Walker Dunelm is Inside Croydon‘s non-resident rambler who has devised, and walked, a series of countryside ambles in and around the local area. To help you plan your local rambles, we have collated ... links to each of the walk articles.'

www.wandsworth.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/town-centres/putney/putne...

Category:Wandsworth
Overview

'Features a total of nine near life-sized figurative sculptures and is believed to be unique to London. It was installed in the summer of 2008, but began life much earlier. Some 20 years before nationally recognised sculptor Alan Thornhill donated the sculpture "Load" to the people of Putney which was installed close to Putney Bridge ...'

Description from

Wandsworth Council

www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/countryside/walking/long-walks...

Distance (miles)15
Overview

'Follow all, or part, of this fifteen mile walking route linking the Thames Path National Trail in Kingston to the North Downs Way National Trail near Westhumble; hence the name, Thames Down Link.'

Description from

Surrey County Council

See also

Thames Down Link [Rambling Man]

www.merton.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-culture/tourism-and-travel/lo...

Category:Merton
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'While most visitors to London see Nelson atop his column, a small journey outside central London to the Borough of Merton can provide a more meaningful glimpse into Nelson's life. Here there are a number of locations associated with Admiral Horatio Nelson – including churches, parks and other buildings – including the site of Merton Place – the only home he ever owned – though sadly it is now gone ...'

Description from

Merton Council

www.mertonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/publications

Category:Merton
Overview

'The Wimbledon Society Museum Press has had the bright idea of reviving the old Town Trail leaflets. They have, on behalf of that Society and our own, republished them as a single pocket-sized, spiral-bound booklet. And they have added a new one – the Bishop Gilpin Trail ...'

Description from

Merton Historical Society

www.vanguardway.org.uk

Category:Croydon
Distance (miles)66
Overview

'The Vanguard Way ... starts on the southern outskirts of Greater London and passes through the counties of Surrey, Kent and East Sussex.'

Description from

Vanguards Rambling Club

wandlevalleypark.co.uk/projects/wandle-trail/

Category:Croydon
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The route description guides walkers from south (East Croydon) to north (the River Thames), but is easy to follow in either direction. We have included estimated walking times for each section.'

Description from

Wandle Trail Partnership

See also

Wandle Trail [Rambling Man]

www.london-footprints.co.uk/wkwandsworthroute.htm

Category:Wandsworth
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'A walk of 4½ - 6½ miles from Clapham Junction Station including some of the Wandle Trail.'

Description from

Janet Digby London Footprints

www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/wimbledon-to-kingston/

Category:Merton
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the Thames Path.'

Description from

Saturday Walkers Club

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