Spring walks in London and the South East

The warmer weather and longer days give you a chance to stretch your legs on a spring walk to, from and around our special places in London and the South East. Walk among the wildlife and primroses on your way to Ham House in London or discover a carpet of bluebells at Emmett's Garden in Kent. When you come and see nature wake up, you’re helping us look after nature for everyone.

View of the house from the parkland at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire


As nature wakes up after winter, why not enjoy the woodland trails at Hughenden or the countryside of the Chilterns? There are lots of places to see signs of spring on a walk in Buckinghamshire.

Sun shining through oak trees onto a New Forest stream


Take in sun-dappled bluebell woods and crystal-clear chalk streams. Hedges full of frothy hawthorn blossom and heaths alive with bird song. Spring has arrived in Hampshire and our walking trails will introduce you to beautiful sights and sounds.

Visitors walking a dog across the lawn at Osterley Park, Isleworth


Take the Long Walk and see wild flowers blooming in the Great Meadow at Osterley Park and Garden or enjoy the walk from Richmond station to Ham House taking in views of beautiful urban greens along the way.

The rotunda built in 1766, and daffodils in the park at Petworth House, West Sussex


Twitching noses are edging from the burrow and woodland leaves are unfurling after the long sleep of winter. Enjoy top walks around the county this spring from the South Downs to Petworth.

The view from Leith Hill in Surrey


Take in panoramic views from Leith Hill Tower or step beyond the formal gardens to explore Ranmore Common at Polesden Lacey this spring. There is something for all to enjoy.

The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire with Dragon Hill and Vale of the White Horse beyond


From an exhilarating climb to the top of White Horse Hill to a choice of four way-marked walks at Basildon Park. Find a walk tailored for you this spring.

The orchard meadow at Sissinghurst in early morning sunshine


Seek out daffodils at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and bluebells at Ightham Mote. Or spot wildlife from lambs at Scotney Castle to birds in Knole's parkland.

Oak tree on Cock Marsh, Berkshire


As a new seasonal colour begins, head to the woodland at Cliveden, The Vyne or Maidenhead and Cookham Commons to see the trees coming into leaf.

The wild garden at Bateman's, East Sussex.

East Sussex 

Admire the carpet of snowdrops in the Wild Garden at Bateman's or see springtime at Scotney Castle from a different view with a meander around the parkland.

The view from Mottistone Down

Isle of Wight 

With longer days, bird song in the air, bright buds, and new green leaves starting to unfurl, spring is a beautiful time of year for walking on the Isle of Wight.