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We are the West London Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

This walk goes through lovely parks and green spaces with lots of local history interest. We start at Nunhead- passing through Nunhead Cemetery- one of the "Magnificent Seven".     A steep climb to "One Tree Hill" is rewarded with a wonderful view. We will walk through the Horniman Gardens where toilets are available.  The path takes us through Sydenham Hill Woods with its 18thC tree lined path. The latish lunch stop will be Crystal Palace- cafe and toilets but packed lunch recommended.

We follow quiet roads to Beckenham Place Park, where the cafe may be open.  Return from Ravensbourne or other nearby stations.

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15km / 9.3mi
Ascent:
199.9m / 656ft
Type:
linear

Recommended train: 9.37 from Victoria to Nunhead.  

There are a few steep sections but the rewards are wonderful views of London. It may be muddy in places and poles may be useful if you use them.

There are plenty of drop out points- buses and trains.

 

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 35367 76008
Nearest postcode:
SE15 2AR
what3words:
owls.jets.nasal
Start time:
10:00 am

Meet at Nunhead station. By the barriers.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 38654 70238
Nearest postcode:
BR2 0BX
what3words:
sugars.rounds.shops
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Ravensbourne station or other nearby stations.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking