Green walks by rail from London Fenchurch Street

All stations on lines from Fenchurch Street fall within the limit on journey times.


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

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

Get out of London:
East to Southend-on-Sea

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 98km walk from Trafalgar Square to Southend-on-Sea via Dagenham and Tilbury.

Image: Fobbing church from the west

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

Saffron Trail

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 115km between Southend-on-Sea and Saffron Walden.

Image: The path north of Battlebridge

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