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.


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).

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.


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.

  • Doctored Docklands
    A traverse of Docklands on a wintry morning, from Royal Albert DLR station to Whitechapel, linking the Elizabeth Line stations.
  • A walk in wintry Warwickshire
    The first crisp winter walk of the season. About 11km in a loop from Hill Farm marina S of Henley-in-Arden. An excellent walk in fine weather with good company.
  • London Summits Walk refreshed
    The route and its notes have been overhauled to take account of changes. There are now 23 sections of 10-18km each, down from 59.

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