GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Greenwich Park Walking and Cycling

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy a cycle or walk through this large park in London. There's 180 acres of wide lawns, tree lined avenues, orchards and pretty gardens. There's also a beautiful 200m long herbaceous border and a deer park with  Red and Fallow Deer. You can climb to the park's high points for great views of the River Thames, Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London. The park also houses The Royal Observatory, the home of Greenwich Mean Time, the Prime Meridian and London's only Planetarium. The observatory played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation.
This circular route around the park is designed for walkers but you can cycle along The Avenue and Blackheath Avenue through the park. You can extend your cycle by heading to the River Thames and picking up National Cycle Route 1. Quietway 1 also starts from Greenwich. The Jubilee Greenway passes along the Thames to the north of the park. The 60km waymarked trail takes you on a tour of the capital's finest parks and most famous landmarks.
At the Cutty Sark you can pick up the Waterlink Way which takes you south along riverside paths to Beckenham. From here you can also follow the Thames Path east and visit the famous Millennium Dome.
You can virtually explore the park using the google street view link below!

Greenwich Park Postcode

SE10 8XJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Greenwich Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Greenwich Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Head to the recently refurbished Pavilion Café for some refreshments after your exercise. You can find it in a fine location at the top of the hill by the Royal Observatory. Built in 1906 the octagonal building is topped by a dove-cot with a weather vane showing Nelson looking through his telescope. In fine weather make the most of the large garden at the front and rear.  There's a good menu which includes freshly made stone-baked pizzas, soup, sandwiches and hearty hot dishes.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

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Greenwich, an autumny feel in Greenwich Park - geograph.org.uk - 1498350

Autumnal colours beginning to show, the day before the Autumn Equinox.

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The east side of the park, which is considerably quieter than the area surrounding the Royal Observatory.

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A view across the park from near to the Royal Observatory at the top of the hill.

Corner of Greenwich Park - geograph.org.uk - 42543

Northern corner looking towards the Millennium Dome on Greenwich Peninsula.

The bandstand in Greenwich Park - geograph.org.uk - 1326556

The bandstand in Greenwich Park Well looked after, as befits a Royal Park, with concerts every weekend in the summer.

The Thames from Greenwich Park - geograph.org.uk - 1326481

The Thames from Greenwich Park. Not the better known view from the Observatory, but a fine one nevertheless. From just near the Westcombe Park Road gate, the view is along the Blackwall Reach of the Thames, with Canary Wharf on the left and the O2 on the right. The brick building with the chimneys, in front of Canary Wharf, is the old Greenwich Power Station which used to be a back up to the London Underground.

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The National Maritime Museum from the Royal Observatory

Up and over - cycle barrier in Greenwich Park - geograph.org.uk - 951419

Up and over - cycle barrier in Greenwich Park This is just inside the Vanbrugh Gate of the park, where a new 'kissing gate' style cycle barrier had just been introduced. Cycling is permitted on the principal roads through the park but cyclists are supposed to dismount at the narrow gate onto Maze Hill. The new barrier achieved that aim but made matters difficult for cyclists, mothers with prams etc. It was removed after a few weeks following complaints by users.

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