Make it a clean getaway
From historic sights to coastal strolls, enjoy our selection of favourite walks to inspire your local escape
Get to know and explore our favourite local escapes
We all know that we should take at least 20 minutes of moderate exercise a day to keep fit and healthy, anything that gets your heart rate up such as walking or cycling is good, and it also helps with mental health too.
So, when you feel the need to get out into the fresh air, but still want to avoid the crowds, we have put together some of our favourite places to take an invigorating stroll, all just a hop away on the train.
Whether it’s a hike across the rolling hillsides, a breezy coastal walk taking in the fresh salty sea air, or a leisurely saunter through a nearby country park, or historic neighbourhood, our local escapes offer the chance to keep active and healthy.
We’ve included some of our favourite picnic spots and top picks for cafés and restaurants offering food and drink both indoors and outdoors! Don’t forget you may need to book, please check their websites for latest information and opening hours.
Choose from the walks below or use them as inspiration to create your own.
Kings Cross audio tour with Russell Tovey
Whether you’ve just arrived in to St Pancras International, or you’re local to the area, explore the fascinating history of Kings Cross on this free 45 minute Art & Culture Tour with Russell Tovey as your audio guide. Begin the tour just outside the station entrances, by the IFO illuminated ‘birdcage’ and afterwards, enjoy the many cafes, restaurants and shops in the area.