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The UKs best walks (just outside of London)

With many of us not travelling abroad this year and taking stayscations instead, now that we are well into summer we thought that we would put together a list of our top 5 favourite walks just outside of London.

If you fancy a day trip out of London to inhale some fresh countryside air, take a look at our suggestions below.

1.Woldingham Walk

Woldingham Walk is one of our favourites and it’s just a 20 minute train ride from Victoria station. It’s a 5 mile scenic route and if you give yourself 3 hours you’ll be able to enjoy the full route, there are shortcuts if you don't have as much time.


2.Ashridge Estate In Birkhamstead

Ashridge Estate in Birkhamstead has something for everyone with a large selection of self led walks. From ancient trees to deer spotting you can either spend just an hour doing one of two of the scenic walks or spend a whole day out exploring everything that Ashridge Estate has to offer.


3.Egham To Runneymede Circular Walk In Windsor

Another one of our favourite walks is the circular route which takes you round the Runneymede Nature Reserve. The Langham Pond and the ancient woodlands are home to many rare and endangered species and the wildflower meadows are home to the birthplace of the Magna Carta. The Egham to Runneymede Circular Walk is just an hour and half away from many of London’s railway stations.


4. Chess Valley Walk

The Chess Valley Walk is a 10 mile walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Rickmansworth to Chesham. On this walk you can expect to see a lot of diverse and exciting wildlife as well as some beautiful and tranquil streams. The walk starts from Rickmansworth Station and finishes at Chesham Station. Richmansworth is on the Metropolitan line and just 40 minutes from Baker Street station.


5. Epping Forest

Epping forest is just outside of London right by Theydon Bois Station which is on the Central Line. Epping Forest has 176 miles of walking paths and nature trails across its 8,000 acres of land. From it’s deer sanctuary to its rich history, there is so much to see and do in Epping Forest. There are also lots of great pubs nearby if you fancy a local lunch after your walk.

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If you have any walks that you'd recommend please drop us a message on Instagram we'd love to hear from you!