Countryside Hiking Routes reachable from London

Looking for some nice countryside hiking routes that are out of London, but close enough to be reached by train. Ideally ending in a little town where we could go to a pub.

Thanks so much x

If you haven’t been already Box Hill is great Box Hill | Surrey | National Trust


You could try this and then head onto Brighton afterwards, make a weekend of it. It’s a lovely area.


Second this - nothing better than ending up at the Running Horses after a long Box Hill walk!

  • Seven Sisters Cliffs Walk!
  • Richmond to Hampton Court Palace along the Thames, you can stop at Petersham Nurseries or lots of nice pubs along the way
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Epping Forest or the Chess Valley near Amersham are both easily reachable by public transport and have loads of pubs. I echo the recommendation above for Balcombe and that website (Saturday Walkers Club) is a great resource as the walks are all designed around train stations you can get to from London and they recommend places to eat too.

Get the train to Brighton, then you can walk over the South Downs to lovely Lewes, which has loads of great little pubs and antique shops. Takes about 3/4 hours max and you can get the train back to London after dinner.