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Breaking News ! Walks. Walks are perhaps the greatest thing ever. Arguably, in the everyday waking hell that is lockdown they are the only thing we can do without somehow breaking the law. But in London walking is hard. The routes are too urbanised, too reliant on the same four parks, too short. Out of the capital, however, is a different story, and if you take the trouble to venture out to places like Kent and Sussex you'll find a treasure trove of long, verdant walks just waiting for you to... well.. walk. We cherrypicked four of the finest routes from Sussex, Kent, Suffolk and Essex and we've thrown in a local café or restaurant where you can pick up some grub (maybe some fish and chips) to refuel after your walk. Let's go. Southwold to Walberswick, Suffolk Southwold beach on a hot autumn day Start: Southwold Pier, North Parade, Southwold, IP18 6BN End: Walberswick Beach, IP18 6ND Food: The Anchor, Walberswick, IP18 6UA You'll begin on the seafront in Southwold before heading south to Havenbeach Marshes, where you'll pass by the river. Follow the path along Southwold harbour to the Woodsent Marshes, where a footbridge will allow you to cross to the other side of the river.
. We recommend The Anchor, though. Southwold Pier is a two and a half hour drive from London, and the walk will take you about 25 minutes. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here . Essex
Sun setting over Chelmsford City racecourse
Start: Sandford Mill Road, Chelmsford CM2 6NY End: Barnes Mill Road, Chelmsford CM2 6NL Food: The Fox and Raven, Barnes Mill Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6NL You'll begin walking down some very pleasant country roads. Once you exit these, follow the trail out to Sandford Mill lock. The route is fairly simple, and you'll be trailing the canal for most of it, but by the time you finish, you'll be outside The Fox and Raven pub, where you can fill up on delicious grub. The train from London Liverpool Street goes directly to Chelmsford Station in 35 minutes, and the walk will take about 22 minutes.
Folkestone to Sandgate, Kent
Surfers at Sunny Sands in Folkestone
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Start at: The Smokehouse, 1 Back Street, Folkestone CT19 6NN End at: Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3BE Food: The Little Fish Shop, 6 Gough Rd The Little Fish Shop makes its own batter, mush its own peas, and fry its own chips (in beef dripping, no less), making it the perfect seaside treat for hungry walkers like you, reader. Walk from the harbour to the boardwalk path along to the Lower Leas Coastal Park. The area, below the famous Leas at Folkestone, was created in 1784 because a landslip produced a new strip of land between the beach and the new cliff line. It's one of the best green spaces in the country and was awarded a green flag to commemorate this. From here you can then take a stroll along the coast toward Sandgate until you reach the castle. A train from London St Pancras to Folkstone takes 52 minutes, and the walk will take around 40 minutes.
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