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The River Thames and Twickenham Bridge from Richmond

I am a walker based at the western edge of London. Here, you will find step-by-step guides to my own walks, and reviews of other routes (with pointers to the literature), and of some guide-books. As you will see below, I do get out of London too.

London

Here, in the site’s most extensive section, you will find details of all the London-based walks, including railway days out from the capital and the walks which link up the endpoints of the radial routes from Trafalgar Square.

Image: Severndroog Castle, Shooter’s Hill (Capital Ring and other walks).

Crail

Rest of UK

Walks in other parts of UK are to be found here.

Image: west from Crail Castle (Fife Coastal Path), across the bay towards Caiplie, on a raw November day.

Beyond UK

Looking across the North Sea and English Channel, there are guides to my walks in Germany and Netherlands, and commentary on other walks.

Image: Pijnenburg, on the Trekvogelpad, to the west of Amersfoort.

greenwalks.uk

Here at lwalks.london, we wholeheartedly support the principles of greenwalks.uk as they encourage car-free walking. The site contains a wealth of information about hundreds of walks around the UK using public transport at the start and finish of a day’s outing (and at intermediate points for a hasty retreat).

Image: early morning departure from Edinburgh Waverley station.

Recent commentary on my walks

Below, you will see the three most recent posts about my walking activity.


  • The Circumcardinal rises again
    A day out, back on the big circular route, by fields and forests (and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups) across the wonderful Chiltern Hills from Hemel Hempstead to Chalfont St Giles, touching three valleys: Bulbourne, Chess and Misbourne.
  • A Smith for all Seasons
    At the back end of 2021, a book called Walks for each Season (Julia Smith — 9781739986704) was published: I fell upon it in the spring. Twenty-six walks starting and finishing at a station easily accessible from London, matching the routes with seasonal interest. Thus far, I declare the book to be a winner.
  • Across the top of London
    From Enfield to Harrow Weald Common on the London Loop route in two consecutive mornings, about 40km when measured from and to home. Two warm mornings with some surprise changes from the last time I was through the area.

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