Green Chain circular walk, London
The Green Chain Walk is a hiking route in southeast London linking the Thames to Chislehurst via ancient woodland, parkland and heaths. The entire Green Chain Walk spans over 50 miles, but there are different shorter walks along the way. We recommend the two final ones, linking Beckenham Place Park to Crystal Palace, and Crystal Palace to Nunhead Cemetery. The route runs alongside Beckenham Place's flower gardens, ancient manor and green plains, avoids the main roads and high streets, passes through Crystal Palace and ends by passing Nunhead Cemetery's glorious gates. A delightful bonus is Horniman Museum and Gardens, halfway between Crystal Palace and Nunhead, which not only has blooming gardens but a collection of more than 350,000 objects, spanning anthropology, natural history and musical instruments.
Duration of trip: 3-4hrs for both routes.
Point of departure: Beckenham Place Park (Beckenham Hill station)
Point of arrival: Nunhead Cemetery (Nunhead)
Where to pause/snack: Break halfway at the Crystal Palace Park café just at the entrance from the park. Alternatively, the Horniman Museum also has a good cafe.
Read more ...
Beckenham Hill to Nunhead