London to Brighton long distance walk

A walk from city to sea covering the best of Surrey & Sussex 70 miles

North to South London Trail

Across London by footpath, green space & waterway 34 miles

Inspiring walking routes

Welcome to the Walking Post, a home for inspiring walking route ideas in Surrey, Kent, London and further afield. We love being able to take the train out of London and into the countryside. There are so many beautiful places less than an hour by train away from the city. And so many footpaths to discover. All routes are linked to train and tube stations. See map of all routes.

How To Use The Walks

Our walks are available to use and follow on  the OS maps app. You can also download the maps via GPX files for Ordnance Survey, Strava, Apple & Garmin watches among others. You can also follow the written directions if you’d prefer or just take a route idea and adapt it to suit yourself. We’ve grouped the walks into themes but there are no rules about taking any of the walks in a particular season or for a particular purpose.

About Us

We’re Lucy and Emily, walking buddies who are creative route planners and go on hikes from London most weekends with a group of friends, and also lead public walks open to all. The Walking Post is a compilation of our favourite walking routes in London and the South East, along with general inspiration for your next ramble via our blog. All the walking routes unless stated otherwise are created and tested by us.

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FEATURED WALKS AROUND LONDON

FEATURED WALKS SURREY & SUSSEX

Balcombe to Wakehurst

5 miles / 8 km

 

Bluebell Woods & Vineyard

6 – 10 miles / 9.6 – 16 km

Brookwood Cemetery Loop

7.9 miles / 12.7 km

FEATURED WALKS IN KENT

WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

10.5 miles / 16.9 km

Classic East Kent Coast

9.2 miles / 14.8 km

Kentish countryside

8.9 miles / 14.3 km

FEATURED WALKS IN HERTS

St ALbans to Harpenden

9 miles / 14.5 km

LOng Distance trails

North to south trail

Our very own trail! This route stretches from Cockfosters in the far north of London all the way to Carshalton in the south. It traverses the capital, connecting footpaths, waterways and green spaces.

London to Brighton walk

Another Walking Post original. This 70 mile route starts at the end of the North to South Trail and covers some of the best countryside in Surrey and Sussex all the way to the sea at Brighton.

VANGUARD WAY

At 66 miles, this long distance walking trail is an ideal choice for heading south out of London.  It runs all the way from East Croydon to the South  Coast.