Green Chain Walk

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Stretching from the River Thames to Nunhead Cemetery, the Green Chain Walk spans the fields, parks and woodlands across 50 miles of the area. Split into 11, easy-to-follow sections, this guide allows you to explore as much, or as little as you like, at your leisure.


  • The 18th century Gothic folly of Severndroog Castle
  • The Art Deco glamour of Eltham Palace
  • Birdwatching at Southmere, among the boats and fishermen
  • Numerous parks, including Plumstead common and Oxleas Woods
  • The wildlife and dinosaurs of Crystal Palace Park
  • The Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • The Thames Barrier


This route is well signposted throughout. All signs show the 'G-C' logo and text 'Green Chain Walk'.

  • In parks, woods and open spaces - Look out for the signs on solid wooden posts with a yellow arrow on top
  • On streets - Look out for metal signs with a white logo and text on a green background
  • At section starts - Look out for signposts with the location name showing distances to other key points

Green Chain Walk route sections


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