Green walks by rail from London Marylebone

All stations on the Aylesbury line, and stations as far as Banbury on the Birmingham line, fall within the journey time limit.

Routes

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


Celandine Route

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 17km waymarked walk following the River Pinn through the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Image: The route near Pynchester Moat


Chess Valley Walk

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A 16km walk following the River Chess between Chesham and Rickmansworth.

Image: south from Chesham


Chiltern Railway Walk

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 288km walk between London Marylebone and Kidderminster.

Image: Denham


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


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


Colne Valley Trail

Length <60km
Max transport gap <10km

A walk of 25km between Rickmansworth and Colnbrook.

Image: Heron on the route between Rickmansworth and Harefield.


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).


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


Harefield church, with the Australian flag flying from the tower, on Anzac Day.

Hillingdon Trail

Length <60km
Max transport gap <10km

A 32km waymarked path across the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Image: Harefield church on ANZAC Day


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.


Oxford Canal Path

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 129km between Oxford and Hawkesbury Junction, on the north-eastern tip of Coventry.

Image: Braunston Junction, where the Oxford Canal (right) meets the Grand Union Canal


Oxfordshire Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 109km between Bourton-on-the-Water and Henley-on-Thames.


Polish War Memorial, on Western Avenue, London, on a bleak January morning

Polish Air Force Heritage Trail
Szlak pamięci Polskich Sił Powietrznych

Length <20km
Max transport gap <10km

A walking route of 19km, between Uxbridge and Northwood Hills (or Northwood) Tube stations, has been developed to link sites relevant to the Polish Air Force personnel stationed in the area during the Second World War.

Image: Polish War Memorial, on the A40


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


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