Green walks by rail from London Euston

Stations as far as Coventry and Nuneaton fall within the journey time limits.

Routes

Abbey Line Trail

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 15km walking route which runs roughly parallel to the railway line between St Albans Abbey station and Watford Junction station.

Image: Beside the River Ver in St Albans


Alban Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

This 10.5km stile-free route takes the railbed of the former line between Hatfield and St Albans Abbey stations.

Image: Nast Hyde Halt


Brampton Valley Way

Length <60km
Max transport gap <10km

A 23km route on the trackbed of the railway between Chapel Brampton and Little Bowden.


Abney Park cemetery, the monuments overgrown by vegetation

Capital Ring

Length >60km
Max transport gap <10km

This waymarked route forms a circuit of 126km (divisible into linear routes) around London at the approximate radius of the North and South Circular Roads, linking green spaces.

Image: Abney Park cemetery


Chiltern Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

The core walk loops its way through the varied landscapes of the Chiltern Hills in a 221km circuit. The route has spawned three extensions — in Berkshire (via Cookham and Henley: 45km), in the south (via Goring and Woodcote: 51km), and in the north (via Great Offley and Chapelfoot: 44km).

Image: Sarratt


Clay Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <20km

A 19km walk between Millbrook and Bromham.


Coal Tax Circuit

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 315km walk which links up the markers which delineate the 1860s boundary, within which imports of coal and wine were taxed by the City of London Corporation.

Image: Coal Tax marker on the Slough arm of the Grand Union Canal


Coventry Canal Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap <10km

A 61km walk between the centre of Coventry and Fradley Junction.


Coventry Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 67km circuit of Coventry.


Ebury Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 6km railbed walk between Watford and Rickmansworth, named after Lord Ebury (1801-93), the chairman of the railway company.

Image: Robert Grosvenor, Baron Ebury, by Carlo Pellegrini for “Vanity Fair” (public domain).


Get out of London:
North-west to Hemel Hempstead

Length >60km
Max transport gap <10km

A 51km walk from Trafalgar Square to Hemel Hempstead via Barn Hill and Cassiobury Park.

Image: Headstone Manor, Harrow


Grand Union Canal Walk

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 227km walk along the towpath of the canal between the River Thames at Brentford and Birmingham’s famous Gas Street Basin.

Image: Norwood Green


Hertfordshire Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A 264km circuit round the county, taking in Royston, St Albans, Tring station, Chipperfield Common, Aldenham, Hertford, Perry Green and Bishop’s Stortford.

Image: Ayot St Lawrence


London Loop

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 277km circuit of the capital which follows close to the outer boundaries of the London boroughs, sometimes extending into neighbouring areas.

Image: Ingrebourne Valley Country Park


London Summits Walk

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 320km circuit taking in the highest point in each London borough (plus the summit of the City of London).

Image: Trent Park


Midshires Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A 361km walk between Princes Risborough and Stockport.


The eastern portal of the Islington tunnel on the Regent's Canal: boats, trees, and a tiny view of the western end of the tunnel

Regent’s Canal Walk

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 14km walk along the towpath (with necessary diversions via streets to negotiate tunnels) between Little Venice and Limehouse.

Image: East portal of Islington tunnel


The Ridgeway

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 136km between Overton Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon.

Image: Goring Bridge, crossed by the route


Ring around the Underground

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

This 302km route takes you in a grand circular multiple-stage walking tour connecting all the outer termini of the London Underground, the Tube.

Image: Uxbridge High Street


Shakespeare’s Avon Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 151km following the Warwickshire Avon from its source at Naseby to its outflow into the Severn at Tewkesbury.


Ver Valley Trail

Length <60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 28km walk from Kensworth Lynch to Bricket Wood.

Image: Shafford Mill.


Ver-Colne Valley Walk

Length <60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 24km from Redbourn to Watford.

Image: Redbournbury


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