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I’m so please to publish a post in which two great walking people – Alice Stevenson and Alastair Humphreys, recommend their favourite walks in London. Get yourself ready for a treat. And get ready for two walks you’ve always wanted to do.
I love finding my own routes to go for a walk in London, but there are those days when I want to go for a walk and I don’t know where. If you get them too, I have a gift for you – walk recommendations from those who know London very well. I was thrilled when Alastair Humphreys, adventurer, and Alice Stevenson, writer agreed to share their favourite London walks, specially for the readers of Walk & Talk.
Have a look below to find out where you can set off next weekend or after work. Great memories guaranteed.
Where to go for a walk in London: Alastair Humphreys
My favourite London walk is very short, but that is perhaps the point. The Camley Street Nature reserve is tucked between Kings Cross station, the Regent’s canal and is surrounded by industrialisation. Yet it is a tiny, peaceful oasis of wilderness and nature and I love to walk round it whenever I get the chance.
Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer | Microadventurer | Motivational Speaker
Where to go for a walk in London: Alice Stevenson
One of my favourite walks is the Parkland Walk starting from Finsbury Park and ending up in Alexandra Palace. The walk is the remains of an aborted suburban railway line that was never completed after the first world war and as you walk along the pathway, the elevation alters and both sides of the path are flanked by backs of tall, thin terraced victorian gardens which you can nosily peer into. What I love about this walk is that you feel like you are walking a railway route and seeing the kinds of views that you usually only see from a train window. As you near Alexandra palace you are treated to specular views of London and North London rooftops.
Alice Stevenson, Illustrator | Artist Writer | Author of Ways to See Great Britain and Ways to Walk in London: Hidden Places and New Perspectives
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