Got a free weekend coming up? Why not plan a stroll around London with the excellent Londonist tube-style map of some of the key walking routes. Many excellent guidebooks and leaflets exist to help you explore the capital on foot.
Here's a short summary:
London LOOP: A 150-mile walk around outermost London.
Capital Ring: A 78 mile orbital trek around Zones 3 and 4.
Thames Path: The full route runs from source to sea, but some 40 miles can be enjoyed in the capital.
Green Chain Walk: A spaghetti plate of linked walks through the parks and woodlands of south east London.
Lea Valley Walk: Trek along the River Lea from Hertfordshire to the Thames.
New River Walk: Follow this 28 mile watercourse, a 17th century man-made river, from Hertfordshire to Islington.
Canal Towpaths: The Regent's Canal, Grand Union Canal and their branches offer many miles of pleasant walking in London. Watch our series of videos for more inspiration.
Waterlink Way: An eight mile route through parks, following the River Ravensbourne and its tributaries.
Hillingdon Trail: 20 miles of parks and rivers in this outer London borough.
Parkland Walk: This former railway line is now a sylvan walking route through Haringey.
Jubilee Walkway: 15 miles around the centre of London, taking in many famous landmarks.
Wandle Trail: This 12 mile walk from Wandsworth to Croydon along the River Wandle is perfect for a weekend stroll
Dollis Valley Greenwalk: A 10 mile trek, mostly through the borough of Barnet, following the Dollis Brook.