The best Winter walks in and around London
If you’re visiting London over the next couple of months but still would like to explore the beauty of the City and the surrounding areas then we have just what you’re looking for. Below we are going to tell you some of the best places to go for Winter walks in and around London, all we’ll say is don’t forget the thermals if you’re planning on the longer treks.
Whether you prefer a walk that feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere in one of the eight Royal Parks, enjoy a ramble around Greenwich Park or hiking around Hampstead Heath there are plenty of green spaces for you to enjoy walking in and around the City of London in winter.
Below we list five of our favourite Winter walks in London that we would recommend to anyone visiting the City with some time on their hands and who enjoys being one with nature.
When we think about a ‘peaceful’ walk right in the heart of the City we are immediately transported to the stunning Kensington Gardens. The wide open spaces and woodland areas are perfect for a winter stroll with bountiful spots of awe for passers-by to enjoy and ramblers will also be able to enjoy landmarks like the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine and Kensington Palace to name a few.
Spanning over two hundred acres, Victoria Park is known as one of the City’s favourite open spaces and it’s not surprising as to why. The park is encompassed within Tower Hamlets and is a glorious green space during a crisp winter day when a fresh frost has set. Definitely worth investigating for an easier stroll with a wide-open feel.
If you hop on the District Line from Paddington Station it will take you all the way to Richmond, from here it’s a short walk or bus journey (depending which entrance you’d like to enter) to the gates of Richmond Park. This park is the largest of the eight Royal Parks spanning a total two thousand five hundred acres. The Royal Parks are home to over four thousand species of animal and more than half of them can be found here, the most common of which is fallow deer which can be spotted roaming freely in the parks and dense woodland. You could spend a full day in this park and not even scratch the surface of this immense area.
For a more picturesque experience you need look no further than Regent’s Park, with it’s gorgeous tree-lined pathways, gorgeous lakes and smart gardens. You’ll feel immersed in a story book. If you head deep within the park and find the canal you may even be able to spot some of the residents at ZSL London Zoo!
Just a short walk away from Tottenham Hale station on the Victoria Line lies the most impressive Walthamstow Wetlands. Home to both flora and fauna alike the Walthamstow Wetlands is Europe’s largest urban wetlands. There are plenty of quiet spots to be found and for any ornithologists out there we recommend taking some binoculars as there are a few choice bird-watching spots on your way around.
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