Time-strapped hikers and campers, take note: less than two hours away from the bustle of London lies a wealth of tranquil long-distance paths. Better yet, these weekend hikes can be completed for less than £100 per person. All you have to do is beg and borrow the essential camping/hiking gear. The Way of St Augustine […]
Category: London Wanderings
Limited daylight and wintry weather doesn’t mean your hiking plans have to go into hibernation. With a little forward planning and an early(ish) start, the following hikes can easily be completed from London in a day.
London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries are famous for their ornate mausoleums, famous inhabitants and their sheer size. Recently I visited one of the least visited of the Magnificent Seven, Nunhead Cemetery, to see for myself what made these cemeteries so appealing for visitors to London, and found a place that had almost entirely been reclaimed by […]
We have our first guest blogger (or should that be vlogger?) over on AmorExplore – please welcome Sam from WorldHikingVlog! Sam is a London-based adventurer, who travels around the world in search of new and exciting destinations to explore on two legs. This week, he brings us his explorations of one of London’s more wild […]
Whether you’re a country bumpkin at heart, or you’re a simply feeling a little jaded with city life, there comes a time when every Londoner looks beyond the M25 for a little adventure. If you have neither the funds nor the time to jet off however, there are a load of adventurous activities in […]
This is hands-down one of the prettiest London day hikes I’ve organised. Quaint Tudor villages, historic churches, forests and castles combine with a gentle ambling pace that offers a slice of quintessential English countryside.
Ever wandered past an abandoned underground station, and wondered what it would be like inside? Or seen a station you didn’t recognise in a film, and wondered where they shot it? With Hidden London, you need not wonder anymore. Each year, this group organises select dates where urban explorers can wander and learn about […]
As any outdoor-loving Londoner knows, it can be hard to escape into the outdoors from the city, particularly when you’re reliant on public transport. So when I found a website with loads of day hikes, all within easy reach of a London train station, I knew I had to share the joy.
A couple of months ago in the last fading rays of summer light, I made a resolution to maintain my summer cardio fitness levels year-round. No more excuses of evenings getting dark too soon, or Christmas festivities getting in the way, this year I was going to make sure I stayed at peak, all-round fitness […]
Anniversaries aren’t usually spent covered in chalk and sweating up a boulder, but with sunny skies such a rare occurrence in London these days, you take every opportunity you get to enjoy the outdoors.