Walk the Green Chain

Walks, Collections, Transport for London

Stretching from the River Thames to Nunhead Cemetery, explore the fields, parks and woodlands that span across the area. The Green Chain Walk is split into 11 easy-to-follow sections.

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    Green Chain Walk Section 1

    Greenwich, London

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    1hr 30m / 4.2km
    Enjoy this picturesque walk from Thamesmead to Lesnes Abbey. Lakeside views, wildlife spotting and green spaces all en-route.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Water feature Public transport Picnic spot History
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    Green Chain Walk Section 2

    Bexley, London

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    2hr 5m / 6.4km
    On this walk from Erith Riverside to Bostall Woods, enjoy Thames views, historic sites and green spaces galore.
    Wildlife Water feature Public toilets Public transport History Hilly & steep
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    Green Chain Walk Section 3

    Greenwich, London

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    1hr 55m / 5.1km
    Explore delightful stretches of ancient woodland, enjoying the nature in all its splendour.
    Wildlife Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History Hilly & steep
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    Green Chain Walk Section 4a

    Greenwich, London

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    2hr 5m / 5.8km
    Section 4a of the Green Chain Walk contains some of London's hidden treasures - Plumstead Common and Bostall Woods.
    Wildlife Great views Public transport Picnic spot Hilly & steep Dog friendly
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    Green Chain Walk Section 4b

    Greenwich, London

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    55 minutes / 3.7km
    Section four of the Green Chain Walk contains one of London's hidden treasures - Plumstead Common.
    Wildlife Great views Public toilets Refreshments Hilly & steep
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    Green Chain Walk Section 5

    Greenwich, London

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    2hr 15m / 6.3km
    Visit the Thames Barrier and discover a secret castle in the woods on this incredible Green Chain adventure.
    Great views Public toilets Refreshments Public transport History Hilly & steep
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    Green Chain Walk Section 6

    Oxleas Wood, London

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    2hr 55m / 6.8km
    Walk in the footsteps of royalty as you pass grand forests, parks, and the historic Eltham Palace on this fantastic Green Chain walk.
    Great views Refreshments Public transport History Paid-for attraction Botanics
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    Green Chain Walk Section 7

    Greenwich, London

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    1hr 45m / 6.9km
    Section seven of the Green Chain Walk gives you the chance to visit some of London's less visited parks and open spaces.
    Wildlife Water feature Public toilets Public transport Picnic spot History
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    Green Chain Walk Section 8

    Greenwich & Lewisham, London

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    3hr 30m / 10.2km
    Stroll through woodlands and nature reserves to arrive at Beckenham Place Park.
    Wildlife Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History
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    Green Chain Walk Section 9A

    Bromley & Lewisham, London

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    2hr 30m / 7.2km
    Walk from Mottingham to Beckenham Place Park through lush woodlands and green spaces.
    Wildlife Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History Dog friendly
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    Green Chain Walk Section 9B

    Bromley & Lewisham, London

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    5 hours / 14.2km
    An alternative route from 9A, starting in Chislehurst and wandering through lush woodlands to Beckenham Place Park.
    Wildlife Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History Dog friendly
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    Green Chain Walk Section 10

    Bromley & Lewisham, London

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    2hr 30m / 6.9km
    Stroll from Beckenham Place Park to Crystal Palace Park through this section steeped in heritage.
    Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History
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    Green Chain Walk Section 11

    Bromley, London

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    3hr 30m / 8.7km
    Tackle this challenging Green Chain segment that features local history and gorgeous parks and green spaces. Very steep and hilly in parts.
    Great views Public toilets Refreshments Public transport History Botanics

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