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Walking for pleasure

You are not alone if you include walking as one of your hobbies – it’s the most popular outdoor recreational activity in Britain.

Walks in the borough


You can walk to Blackheath from different parts of the borough, using these detailed routes that include local landmarks, areas of interest and places for a cup of tea on route.

Riverside walks

Discover hidden parts of the borough, find out about plants and wildlife and the borough's ecological history.

Get to know the rivers and green spaces in your area at these free events this spring and summer.

Walk It

Devise your own walking route and pick up suggestions for circular routes where you can choose how long you walk for - see WalkIt website for more.

Creekside low tide walks

Creekside Education Trust in Deptford offers guided walks up the creek - something for those who love mud!

Green Chain walks

One of London's six big walking routes. It's made up of various different routes, many manageable in a few hours. See Walk London for more information.

London Footprints walks

Routes and notes for self-guided walks throughout London, including specific routes in Deptford, Ladywell, St Johns and Ladywell. See London Footprints website for routes throughout London.

Walking beyond the borough

The Ramblers

The Ramblers is the largest membership organisation devoted to walking. You don’t have to be a member to find out about all the local activities and walking groups they run. Its Walk magazine contains the latest news around walking as recreation, with pages dedicated to London.

Walk London

Walk London has information on seven long-distance walks in London, two of which enter the borough. Each walk is broken down into sections and their are maps, route directions and an audio guide to help you.

The Saturday Walkers Club

The Saturday Walkers Club (SWC) is a London and Southeast England based walking group, which organises several walks each week in South East England, about an hour by train from central London.

Transport for London: Walking

There’s plenty of information to be found on Transport for London’s web pages devoted to walking.