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Top secret wild swimming spots near London

30/11/2022 London 10 mins read

Daniel Start, author of the Wild Guide to London and the South East, reveals his top 6 favourite secret places to go wild swimming near the capital. From the jade pools of the Chelmer, to rope swings on the Great Ouse, remote riverside pubs on the Ouse to smuggler caves in Kent, we have your next London escape sorted.

8 of the best spring hiking escapes for Londoners

08/04/2022 London 10 minutes read

Alex Middleton shows us how accessible outdoor spaces are from London. Here's 8 of his favourite spots for hiking near London which are all within 90 minutes from the capital city. All these routes make a great spring walk.

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London's best parks for dog walking

22/02/2022 London 5 mins read

If you want to walk your dog in London and feel like your options are limited due to it being a huge city, you couldn’t be more wrong! We take a look at some of the best parks for dog walking in London and where they are on the map.

All about the Thames Path

05/01/2022 London 10 mins read

Ordnance Survey's guide to the Thames Path, one of Britain's National Trails running for 184 miles along the banks of the river Thames. Discover everything you need to know about the Thames Path including maps and information on the Thames Path extension.

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London: staying wild in the city

15/03/2021 London 10 min read

Cities can often be unexpected treasure-troves of nature. Chris Platt explores London to discover where nature has taken up residence, and where you can reconnect with the wild.

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9 mini adventures from London

05/09/2019 London

A microadventure is an overnight (5pm to 9am) adventure so let’s define a mini adventure as a 24 - 48 hour adventure. One that can be enjoyed over weekends, snugged perfectly between Friday nights and Monday mornings, and provide a suitable smile inducing dose of outdoors time.

Best parks for cycling in London

15/10/2018 London

London has gained a justified reputation as one of the greenest cities in Europe. Despite its size, the city has managed to cram in a huge amount of green spaces, many of which are ideal for a day’s cycling.

10 traffic-free cycling routes from London

10/07/2018 London

London isn’t always the first place that springs to mind when it comes to group cycling. But with canals, towpaths and green spaces galore, there are a surprising number of traffic-free cycling routes that are perfect for families and groups.

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