Preview: Walk London’s Spring Into Summer – The Long Walks

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walk London.

At the end of the month, Walk London launches its Spring into Summer weekend, with no fewer than 36 free, guided walks around our lovely capital.

Walks range from a leisurely 1.5 mile stroll to a more hardy 17.5 mile superwalk, but all are designed to be away from traffic and connect walkers with London’s beautiful parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces. No pre-booking necessary, just turn up and set off!

Not only is walking carbon free, stress-reducing and healthy, it is also a lovely way to discover the cultural, historical and environmental sights on your doorstep. Plus, it’s free!

Here’s a selection of walks taking place over the weekend for thosewho prefer a longer ramble:

Saturday 25 May

THE THAMES PATH SUPERWALK: Enjoy the changing landscape around the great River Thames on this 17.5 mile walk. It starts in London’s green belt, and you’ll see the river flow from a salt water estuary into the heaving heart of the metropolis. Starts 10am

THE GLORIOUS LONDON LOOP: A green, 10 mile walk through countryside, parks and lakesides. Stop off for lunch at HIgh Elms Country Park and appreciate the open spaces. Starts 10.30am

SEAFARING LONDON: Find your sea legs on this 6.5 mile walk from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Starts 10.30am

WALKING ON WATER: You will only pass one road on this 6 mile walk that takes you by Walthamstow Marshes, Middlesex Filter Beds, Hackney Marshes, the Olympic Park, a grade I listed tidal mill, a Hawksmoore church and an old dog food factory. Starts 11am

PARKLAND WALK RAILWAY AND RESEVOIRS: Walk one of the greenest parts of the Capital Ring, following at first an old railway line to Finsbury Park and then the 17th century New River to Stoke Newington. Starts 1pm

Sunday 26 May

THE LEGACY OF THE GAMES – FERRY CROSS: Start your walk with a ferry across the Thames to the Royal Docks, before walking through Beckton parks, the Greenway and the Lower Lea Valley. Starts 11am

CITY HALL TO CANARY WHARF: Walk and talk with the Chairman of the River Thames Society as you pass Tower Bridge, St Katherine Dock and Limehouse Basin. Starts 11am

EPPING FOREST TO RODING VALLEY: Explore East London on this 4.8 mile walk that ends at Roding Valley Park and nature reserve. Starts 11.30am

LONDON’S BEST WOODLAND AND VIEWS: This popular, 7 mile walk takes you through London’s finest ancient woodland, Lesnes Abbey and Bostall woods, before treating you to exceptional views over Essex, Kent and Surrey. starts 1pm

THE FINEST WALK IN LONDON: Enjoy one of the finest parts of the Capital Ring, with glorious scenery all the way from Wimbledon Common to Richmond Park. Windmills and deer may be included. Starts 1.30pm

THE LEGACY OF THE GAMES – REGENT’S CANAL: Take a look at where the walking events for the 2012 Games took place on this 5 mile walk that links many of the London Olympic venues. Starts 1.30pm

Check in with us next week when we’ll be previewing a selection of the shorter walks on offer from Walk London.

Spring into Summer take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013. Like Walk London on Facebook for updates or visit Walk London online for more information. Walk London is a cross-borough partnership led and funded by Transport for London. 

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