By Get Active in partnership with Go Jauntly
Walking and being outdoors is fun, free and really good for you, physically and mentally. With a whopping 47% of London being green space it can be hard to pick where to get started.
So we’ve joined forces with Go Jauntly, an app that lets you discover walks, curate your own and share outdoor adventures with friends.
We’ve picked 10 great short walks to get you started. The walks range from 1-5km so are perfect if you’ve only got a little time or are just getting into walking
Victoria Park Autumn Stroll
This walk winds through one of East London’s finest green areas, Victoria Park. It includes wide open green space, a pretty epic playground, a killer cafe (brunch is highly recommended), hidden pagodas and a lake for the peddle boat enthusiasts out there. A great walk for kids and adults alike, Victoria park is one of the best parks in London to visit.
Autumn Stroll in Holland Park
A lovely jaunt through Holland Park to including a cute cafe, peacocks showing off, and the serene and tranquil Kyoto Garden. You’ll feel miles away from the city while actually being very close, on the central line in fact! This has got to be one of London’s most photogenic parks.
Adventure Awaits in SE
Enjoy some of the hidden gems of Southeast London on this walk perfect for the kiddos. You can check out not one, but two amazing adventure play areas and along the way explore the scenic Ladywell Fields and Ladywell Cemetery.
A short stroll through the beautiful Clissold Park which is easy to reach from Stoke Newington. The park has a little something to please everyone! There is a huge children’s play area, peaceful ponds to stroll by, a nature education area, and best of all, some adorable deer to look at.
Regents Park to Primrose Hill
Take in one of London’s best views from the top of Primrose Hill, making the hike up well worth it. Pass through meticulously manicured gardens with beautiful flowers and fountains with a walk uphill to where the view awaits, the perfect place to watch the sunset or have a picnic.
Crystal Palace Park
A real adventure in South London perfect for the kids, this walk takes in scale dinosaur models, a maze, beautiful gardens, a museum, and a great little cafe for an afternoon snack.
Richmond Dog Walk
Enjoy London’s largest Royal Park on this short circular jaunt great for walking with your pup. Relax in the open green space and take in the ancient trees of the forest, including The Royal Oak thought to be around 750 years old. At the end why not warm up with some tea and cake at the lodge?
Perfect day at Kenwood House
Stroll around the gardens and grounds of the historic Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath for the perfect combination of history and nature. Visit the house to marvel at some magnificent artworks, or just relax in the stunning landscape outside. The sloping lawn in front has got to be one of the best picnic spots in the city.
From the Power Station to the Park
A great leisurely Sunday morning, start out at the recently redeveloped Battersea Power Station complex for a coffee and a snack before making your way onto the tree lined lanes of beautiful Battersea Park. Don’t miss the large peace pagoda or the whimsical pleasure gardens orginaly built for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Lunch break walk in Southwark Park
Spend an hour getting a nature fix in Southwark Park. It’s a beautiful walk anytime of year but especially stunning in spring when the elaborate flower gardens are in full bloom. Don’t forget to check out the contemporary art gallery in the middle of the park to see what’s on.
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