Greenwich

The Green Chain walk and other local walks

The Green Chain walk

Running through hundreds of parks and open spaces as part of a 64 kilometre (40 mile) network of signposted footpaths, the Green Chain walk offers some of the finest landscapes and views in south London.

In Royal Greenwich, the Green Chain begins at three points along the Thames, climbing up from the river through Lesnes Abbey and Woolwich Common. The three paths converge at Shooters Hill, and descend towards Eltham and over to Grove Park. The Green Chain Walk finishes at Crystal Palace Park.

Visit the Green Chain website

The Thames Path walk

The Thames Path is a traffic-free walking and cycling route that runs the majority of the length of the Thames through Royal Greenwich.

The walk crosses Greenwich and Bexley boroughs from Greenwich, to the Thames Barrier through Woolwich, Thamesmead and Erith to Crayford Ness and the River Darent in Kent.

Greenwich Get Active

Greenwich Get Active has 10 leisure walk maps showing short and longer walks around different parts of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Each route takes 40 or 70 minutes.

Walking maps are available for the following routes:

  • Abbey Wood
  • Charlton
  • New Charlton
  • Eltham
  • New Eltham
  • Greenwich
  • Plumstead
  • East Thamesmead
  • West Thamesmead
  • Woolwich.

You can also use the maps to plan your own walking routes around the borough.

Download walking maps (Greenwich Get Active) - you can also request a paper copy by emailing info@greenwichgetactive.com.

Walk London

Funded by Transport for London, Walk London has detailed maps of the Thames Path, London Loop, the Capital Ring and the Green Chain.