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Best Of South East London Dog Walks

Updated: Oct 1, 2019



South East London boasts some amazing walks for you to enjoy with your dog. Here are my top picks.

Foots Cray Meadows- DA15 5AG Foots Cray Meadow is a mix of parkland and woodland with the river Cray running through it, where the dogs have access to get in to the water for a swim and play. It's a nice easy circuit to walk, it can be very muddy in parts, so wear appropriate shoes. Foots Cray Meadows has free parking. Oxleas Woods- SE18 3JA A large meadow sandwiched between two ancient large woodlands. Oxleas woods has two cafes and free parking. It does have a couple of steep hills and it does get quite muddy during the wet weather.

Jubilee Country Park- BR5 1BY Jubillee Country Park is a local nature reserve with a sign posted trial running through it, so it's easy to follow. The walk takes about an hour to get round with options to cut corners to make a shorter walk. It's a flat walk, with a mix of woodlands and open fields. There is a free car park and two entrances.

Scadbury Park- BR7 6PT Scadbury Park has over 300 acres of woodlands, open grasslands and ponds to explore, it is home to the ruins of Scadbury Manor. Dogs need to be kept on lead for some of the walk as there are horses near by in the fields. There is a dog friendly pub right on the doorstep too and a free car park.

Greenwich Park- SE10 6QY Greenwich park boasts one of Londons best views. It has a coffee shop, coffee hut and a large car park, however this can get very busy and you do have to pay. There is a road that runs through the park, that is open at certain times of the day. It's a short walk to the centre of greenwich which has lots of Dog friendly pubs and shops. It's a good walk for a rainy day as there are concrete paths to follow. The downside is that it has quite a few steep hills.

Joyden Woods- DA5 2EJ

Joyden Woods has two circular routes that you can follow, it's an ancient woodlands with lots of nature to admire. Its a popular place for mounting cyclists so keep your eyes open for them. It doesn't have a car park but there is limited free street parking surrounding the woods, there is a picnic area and a local shop near the entrance to the woods. Hawkswood- BR7 5PS Hawkswood is has two trials that are easy to follow and It is owned by the National Trust. It's a beautiful walk and you really do feel like you're not in London anymore. Free street parking with limited spaces.

So grab your dog and head out on a new adventure.


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  SE3: Blackheath, Westcombe Park- SE4: Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park- SE6:  Catford, Hither Green- SE7: Charlton- SE9: Eltham, Mottingham- SE10: Greenwich- SE11: Lambeth- SE12: Grove Park, Lee- SE13: Hither Green, Lewisham- SE14: New Cross, New Cross Gate- SE18: Plumstead, Woolwich- SE23: Forest Hill

 

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