Athletics & Sports
Wimbledon and Putney Commons
70 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The dirt tracks, wood, and heathland of Wimbledon Common (and adjoining Putney Heath), southeast of Richmond Park, take me back to childhood. Run beside low foliage, gorse and hedges, and on the fine yellow gravel you get beneath moorland. There are lots of different paths to get lost on for hours. Spring mornings are the best, as you break the dew with your footsteps. You feel like the first person to have charted the park. Grab a coffee in the Windmill Tearooms, under the 19th century windmill, in the centre of the common, to warm up.
Tips from locals
I go for walks on the common to escape the noise and bustle of the city. Its 200 meters from my flat and full of forest walks, lakes and places to sit on a bench and ponder.
If you want to get away from London's busy life, traffic and general bustle, it is the perfect place as a good walk on the common " blows away the cobwebs " . Horse riding is possible, picking up from the 2 Riding Stables in Wimbledon Village. Or just go for a "pint " / a beer in the many…
Stand in the centre of Wimbledon and it looks like an ordinary high street with places to mooch and munch. But dig a little deeper and you'll find that this town is more than somewhere to do your routine shopping; there are plenty of places of interest to visit as well. Wimbledon Common is a huge…
There's a popular Park Run here every Saturday morning at 9am. It's also great for a quiet country walk with a tea room and a couple of pubs nearby. Visit the historic Windmill museum as well. Get the no 73 bus from Wimbledon Town Centre to get there.
Green green green! Hours of walks and quintessential English pubs. Plus you may spot the Wombles of Wimbledon one day!
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