Autumn Walking

Those new season boots were made for walking (sorry, and to look good)…and autumn is a great time to get to the parks.

As the sumer comes to an end, there are still plenty of reasons to be out and about in London. One of the highlights of autumn is the turning of the leaves into the bright reds and oranges. Walking is not only beneficial for toning and improving your cardiovascular fitness, it is also great for releasing endorphins which are natural mood elevators.

London has a vast amount of green open spaces; here are our top parks to walk in:

  1. Epping Forest is the largest open space in London, stretching just over 6000 acres and there are a number of interesting walking routes to explore. Click here to download some of the recommended walks.
  2. With its impressive views from Parliament Hill and the chance to explore the fascinating Highgate Cemetery, Hampstead Heath is understandably one of London’s favourite parks.
  3. Greenwich Park is rich in buildings, monuments and other historic sites. Along with the Royal Observatory, you might be lucky enough to spot the small herds of fallow and red deer.
  4. Battersea Park is a large, flat park (making it popular with runners!) There’s also plenty for families to enjoy including play areas and the Battersea Children’s Zoo.