Green Chain Walk
Stretching from the River Thames to Nunhead Cemetery, the Green Chain Walk spans fields, parks and woodlands across 50 miles (82km), split into 11 easy-to-follow sections.
- 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
Maps and guidance
Detailed walk guidance for all sections - including maps - is on the Ramblers 'Walking the Green Chain Walk' page.
Or follow the route on the Go Jauntly app:
Section 1: Thamesmead to Lesnes Abbey
Section 2: Erith to Bostall Woods
Section 3: Bostall Woods to Oxleas Meadows
Section 4a: Charlton Park to Bostall Woods
Section 4b: Plumstead Common to Oxleas Meadows
Section 5: Thames Barrier to Oxleas Meadows
Section 6: Oxleas Woods to Mottingham
Section 7: Shepherdleas Wood to Middle Park
Section 8: Mottingham to Beckenham Place Park (alternative route via Downham and Chinbrook Link to Elmstead Woods)
Section 9a: Chislehurst to Beckenham Place Park - Mottingham to Ravensbourne
Section 9b: Chislehurst to Beckenham Place Park - Chislehurst to Elmstead Woods
Section 10: Beckenham Place Park to Crystal Palace
Section 11: Crystal Palace to Nunhead Cemetery
Completed this walk? Why not download the certificate to celebrate.