With the depressing but totally predictable tundra that unleashed itself on London today it seems that we have to accept the sad fact that summer is over. And, to quote an ever overused Game of Thrones reference, winter is coming. However, we have a short space of glorious time before the ice forms and we welcome perhaps the most overlooked of seasons… So here’s a warm welcome to you Autumn!
These beautiful London walks are ideal for a blustery days as the leaves change to red… Get ready your walking boots.
1. Regents Canal
Wander leisurely through Regents Park and through the area lovingly known as Little Venice. Take in the beautiful canal and house boats as you watch the autumn leaves blissfully fall into the clear blue water… Okay so we’re going a bit far here, it is still the Thames but it’s a rather pleasant part of the Thames no doubt.
2. Victoria Park
This east London green spot is the oldest purpose built park in London boasting a wide array of wildlife and nature this is a perfect walk to take in the changing seasons. And even better? At the edge of Vicktoria Park you’ll stroll to The People’s Park Tavern – one of Hackney’s best pubs that offers a gorgeous beer garden – that backs onto the park for your post-walk-pint.
3. Hampstead Heath
A true classic among the cities favourite walking spots offering a nice 6 mile stroll around the Heath starting and ending at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath also offers one of the most breath taking views of the city skyline that London has to offer… a walk with a view!
4. The London LOOP
Known as the M25 for pedestrians (but a lot more pretty), the London Outer Orbital Path is 152 miles long and will take you across the parks, woods and fields of Outer London. With the added bonus of being able to take a selfie with Bambi and his mates this disney-esque dream land will have you converting to team autumn in no time.
5. Green Chain Walk
This painful 50 mile walk along the leafy slopes of South East London connects 300 open green London spaces along the way… If you’re really ambitious or perhaps a professional hiker then we’re sure you can tackle this trek. If you’re not feeling like a journey into the depths of Mordor then feel free to join and leave the path whether your heart desires!
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