The Best Dog Walks in London

By Guest Writer

7 months ago

Get outdoors for some four-legged fun

Looking for picturesque dog walks in London? From north to south and even central, we know all the best green spaces for your canine friend to stretch their legs and chase some pigeons. This piece is brought to you in partnership with pet insurance company 4Paws.

Scenic Dog Walks In London

Crystal Palace Park

A short walk from Crystal Palace or Penge West stations, Crystal Palace Park is filled with endless fun for pooches. Take your puppy on a Jurassic quest to find the different dinosaurs dotted around the park, or get lost in one of the country’s biggest mazes which spans 160 feet.

Epping Forest

As London’s largest open space, Epping Forest takes over 5,900 acres of ancient woodland on the border between Greater London and Essex. With four visitor centres, 30 car parks and nine waymarked trials, both you and your four-legged friend will be in for a treat. Whether you want a quiet lakeside stroll, a venture off the beaten track, or fancy exploring the historic Copped Hall Mansion (once reopened), it’s the place to go for some peace, quiet and a good run around.

King George’s Park

SW18’s King George’s Park is a green gem divided into three areas. It was first laid out in 1922 and now includes a leisure area with a bowling green, tennis courts and a lake, a play area with an ecological adventure playground, and the Wandle trail which passes throughout the park. Step off the busy streets of Wandsworth into King George’s Park and enjoy the best of nature.

Battersea Park

Located on the South Bank of the Thames opposite Chelsea, Battersea Park first opened its gates in 1858. The 200-acre green space is Grade II listed and is one of London’s most pet-friendly parks. Not stingy on sights, it may just be one of the most perfect people and hound-watching spots in the capital. Once lockdown resections are lifted, be sure to stop by the dog-friendly Pear Tree Cafe for a bite to eat, too.

Regent's canal, Little Venice in London, UK

Regent’s Canal

Believe it or not, Regent’s Canal is a cracking place to walk your furry-friend. Start your journey in Camden with a relaxing walk down the canals before hitting the open spaces. Take a walk up the 213 feet high Primrose Hill, or choose the Royal Regent’s Park for a runaround. Resume your journey and walk down to Little Venice to enjoy one of London’s best-kept secrets. Or go the other way, passing through pretty Angel, walking down through Hackney and ending up at the expansive…

Victoria Park

The city’s oldest public park is a broad green space much loved by local east Londoners, where edgy dogs and their equally hip owners can enjoy walks 365 days a year.

Highgate Wood

A haven for dogs and photographers alike, Highgate Wood takes over 69 miles of ancient woodland in North London and in springtime, welcomes a beautiful growth of bluebells. Filled with both history and adventure, you’ll feel like you’re deep in the countryside.

Peckham Rye Park & Common

Located on the southern part of the London Borough of Southwark, Peckham Rye Park & Common is spread over 113 acres of public open space and closely mown grass. Apart from hosting a Summer Fete and Dog Show every September, the dog-friendly destination is the perfect place to tire your canine out.

Wimbledon Common

With plenty of different walks to choose from, Wimbledon common is made up of a mixture of woodland, scrubland, heathland and grassed recreation areas. Totalling 1,140 acres, it’s swimming and squirrel-chasing galore…


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Thames Path at Barnes

Well-known by those local, start at the Thames Path going west towards Chiswick for pleasant views of the river. Those with energetic dogs can continue walking to Twickenham.

Lee Valley Park

A hidden gem for North London dog walks, Lee Valley Park spans a massive 10,000 acres along the River Lee in Ware and opens into Hertfordshire and Essex. With a 500 metre agility course comprising of jumps, high walks, hoops and an A-frame, your trusty companion will be sure to have a barking mad time.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

A classic for a reason… For the most discerning dogs only, this ancient park covers a whopping 790 acres whilst sitting aside a sandy ridge, and featuring of the highest points in London at Parliament Hill. Guaranteed a good view on your daily dog walk, the park runs from Hampstead to Highgate and features a swimming pond especially for dogs to cool off in.

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