Details of our next open walks now live!

Brookwood Cemetery and Ash Ranges

Wild, open MOD heathland plus Grade 1 listed cemetery 8 miles / 12.8K

St Albans to Harpenden

Historic Town & Cathedral, plus fascinating modern forest. 9 miles

Winkworth Arborteum Wander

Winkworth Arboretum is a stunning place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in autumn when the turning leaves really put on a show. 8 miles/12.8km

Ultimate Greenwich and the Thames Barrier

Featuring film locations, famous landmarks and fabulous views, our new Greenwich Borough walk has it all! 8.2 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. Most routes start and finish at train stations but you can also head out in the car, or even in some cases, walk out of the city!

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 go out on hikes from London most weekends with a group of friends.The Walking Post is a compilation of our favourite walking routes in South East England and beyond, along with general inspiration for your next ramble via our blog. All the walking routes featured have been created by Lucy and road-tested by all of us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Ultimate Greenwich & Thames Barrier

Featuring film locations like the Old Royal Naval College and Ranger’s House, famous landmarks like the Cutty Sark and some great views of London along the way.
8.2 miles 

Rye lane film locations

This route includes as many South London location as possible from the 2023 film Rye Lane. Starting in the peaceful walled garden, Brockwell Park and finishing in the vibrant Rye Lane, Peckham.
4 miles 

South London green spaces & views

A fascinating, hilly walk meandering through leafy parks and the cemeteries of South East London with amazing views across the capital and the North Downs.
3- 8 miles 

Historical City of London

This walk combines some of London’s most famous landmarks like the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral with some cobbled back streets and hidden gems.
6 miles 

Hidden East London & Canals

Easy London walk which also takes you through less-known, quiet and often very pretty towpaths in the middle of the urban East End. 
6.5 miles 

Best Oyster Zone 6 walk

On a circular walk from Coulsdon South, you can experience sweeping panoramic views, hills & valleys, woodland trails, rolling fields and farms, all within 6 miles of Croydon.
8 -10 miles 



A Lord Lovelace extravanganza! Set in beautiful Surrey woodland this route covers all 9 existing Lovelace bridges plus Horsley Towers, mausoleum and gatehouses.
9.3 miles 

Winkworth Arboretum Wander

Winkworth Arboretum is a stunning place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in autumn when the turning leaves really put on a show. 
8 miles 

Surrey Churches & North Downs views

Stunning Surrey Hills walk featuring some wonderful churches – most notably St Martha’s Church standing on a hill  with sweeping views over the North Downs and Old St Peter & St Paul’s church.

9.25 miles 

Brookwood Cemetery Loop

You could spend a full day looking around fascinating Grade 1 listed Brookwood Cemetery but this circular route also includes Morgan Stanley’s grave memorial plus  lovely heathland and secluded Henleypark Lake .
7.9 miles 

Bluebell Woods & Vineyard

A pretty walk of varied landscapes across the Surrey Hills, featuring Effingham Forest, the largest vineyard in England and spectacular carpets of bluebells when they’re in season.
6 – 10 miles 

Balcombe to Wakehurst

This beautiful loop walk takes you over the rolling hills of West Sussex, through woods and fields to the botanic gardens at Wakehurst.
5 miles 


Brookwood & Ash Ranges

This route takes in the fascinating Brookwood Cemetery and also features Ash Ranges open some days and weekends a year, a dramatic stretch of heathland owned by the Ministry of Defence.
7.9 miles 

North Downs Way & Godstone Farm

Taking in the North Downs Way and Greensand Way, this walking route also includes a public footpath next to lovely Godstone Farm.
8 miles 

North downs & Oxted pubs

Starting near the top of the  North Downs Way, this  short walking route descends to the pretty Old Oxted High street which has no less than four pubs, followed by  a half a mile stagger to  Oxted Station.
4 miles 

Longcross to Woking

A wonderfully peaceful walk which crosses Chobham Common a National Nature reserve, Horsell Common  plus the Peace Garden near Woking.
8.5 miles 



This is a stunning, quintessentially English walk ascends to the top of the White Cliffs and follows the coastal path to seaside town of Deal.
10.5 miles

WHITE CLIFFS & Kentish fields

You take in all the stunning views over Dover port and the sea , plus pretty inland route to Walmer.
9.1 miles

Classic East Kent Coast

Combine bracing cliff-top or beach walking with opportunities for swimming, rock pooling and ice cream.
9.2 miles/ 14.8 km

Kentish countryside

Combining woodland, fields, historic villages, a majestic mausoleum and a public footpath through a huge orchard.
8.9 miles/ 14.3 km


St ALbans to Harpenden

Covering historic St Albans, the new forest of Heartwood, Childwickbury House and more.
9 miles

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.


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.