Get out and enjoy our local open spaces and paths!
This page provides a list of local parks and paths which you can explore.
Other suggested walks for you to explore on your own (or with friends and family) are available on Rambler's Route Finder
Parks and Open Spaces
Ashtead Common is 500 acre ancient wooded common which is part of the Epsom and Ashtead Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest and is managed by the City of London Corporation. Further information for visitors is available from their website.
Epsom & Walton Downs
The Downs are an area of 600 acres of unspoilt downland between Epsom and Tattenham Corner with well marked paths. Although owned by Epsom Downs Racecourse the general public has a right of access on foot under the Epsom & Walton Downs Regulation Act 1984. Further visitor information is available on the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council website
Mitcham Common is 460 acres of ancient common land comprising woodland and scrub, ponds and grassland straddling the boroughs of Merton, Croydon and Sutton. It is easy to access from Mitcham Junction station. The common is part of the Wandle Valley Country Park. A map of the common and suggested walks are available on the Mitcham Common Conservators website. The friends of Mitcham Common lead walks on the common.
Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park is a free entry National Trust park located on the banks of the River Wandle in Morden, south London. It comprises 125 acres of parkland with the River Wandle meandering through it and includes Morden Hall, Morden Cottage, an old Snuff Mill and a city farm. Further visitor information is available on the National Trust website.
Nonsuch Park is large open space with an extensive network of paths. It is situated between Cheam and Ewell Village. Further visitor information is available on the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council website
Oaks Park in Carshalton was once the estate of the Earl of Derby. The park includes formal horticulture, natural chalk meadows, woodlands and informal parkland. Further information is available from the Sutton Council website
Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London (2,500 acres) and is located between Richmond, Ham and Kingston. As an enclosed park for hunting by Kings, it is still home to herds of red and fallow deer. The park has designed roads, bridleways, paths and cycle tracks. The park is managed by the Royal Parks agency and a map of the park and further information is available on their website.
Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath
The Commons are a very large area (over 1000 acres) of woodland, scrubland and heathland bordering Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. There are many paths running though the common and it is popular with walkers. Further information is available from the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators website
Selected local walks
Beverley Brook Walk
6.5 mile riverside walk from New Malden to the Thames near Putney following the route of the Beverley Brook. The route includes Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and Barnes Common. A guide is available from the Merton Council website
Capital Ring Walk
A circular walk through the outer London Boroughs the route includes Richmond and Wimbledon Parks. Further information including route guides is available on the TFL website
Thames Path (National Trail)
184 miles (294 Km) trail from the source of the Thames in the Cotswolds to the heart of London. The local sections runs from Hampton Court to the Albert Bridge and further information is available on the TFL website
London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP)
A circular walking trail though the parks and paths of the outer London Boroughs including Kingston, Ewell and Banstead. Route directions can be downloaded from the TFL website
12 mile riverside walk from Croydon to Wandsworth include 10 parks and open spaces. The trail is easily accessible by public transport. A route map and guide is available from the Merton Council website (See the Wandle Valley Forum website for the latest news about Wandle Trail. Join the volunteers at the river cleanup days organised by the The Wandle Trust)
Local Heritage Maps and Walks
Heritage maps of Wimbledon and Mitcham are available on the Merton Council website
A Cheam heritage walk is available from the Friends of Whitehall website
A Carshalton heritage walk is available from the Friends of Honeywood Museum website
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