Lesnes Abbey Ruins

Walking in Bexley

As well as being practical and free, walking is a fantastic form of exercise. It is enjoyable, easy and accessible, regardless of your age, fitness level or lifestyle. Bexley offers an excellent choice of informal and formal walking opportunities for individuals and families alike.

The Green Chain Walk, for example is a network of over 300 public and private open spaces stretching across south-east London.  It is ideal for leisurely strolls or longer rambles. The walk starts on the Thamesside Walk (riverside promenade) at Thamesmead or Erith (Corinthian Manorway) and continues through Bexley for almost six miles, via Lesnes Abbey Woods, Bostall Heath and Woods, East Wickham Open Space and Oxleas Wood.

Public footpaths also provide a variety of walks in attractive surroundings. Recommended walks include Joydens Wood and the Shuttle and Cray riverside walks, which pass through the picturesque Cray Valley and the Crayford Marshes by the Thames.

 

Healthy led walks


A series of free and picturesque walks, led by trained walk leaders, are available in Bexley. Come and enjoy our 30-60 minute walks, which are suitable for all abilities, especially those taking part in little or no physical activity.

Download a copy of the Health Walks 2015 brochure here.

For more information on Nordic Walking download a postcard here.

For more information, please contact health.improvement@bexley.gov.uk.

 


 

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