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Boost your wellbeing with an autumn stroll through London’s green spaces

By deliar
22nd November 2023

As autumn progresses, London’s green spaces blaze with colour. Now’s a wonderful time to combat seasonal blues with a walk through the natural landscapes on the capital’s doorstep.

Research consistently affirms the positive aspects on mental health of spending time in nature. Autumn walks present an ideal opportunity for mindfulness, mental clarity, and building a sense of community.

The act of walking itself is a gentle form of exercise that releases endorphins, the body’s natural mood lifters. Coupled with the visual feast of autumnal hues, walks stimulate the senses and invigorate the mind, contributing to improved mental clarity and overall well being.

The shared experience also fosters a sense of community. Whether engaging in conversation with other park goers, greeting fellow dog walkers, or simply enjoying a moment of solitude from the crowd, these interactions nurture a sense of belonging and connection, vital for mental wellness.

Each area of park or green space offers a unique charm. Take a stroll among the trees, or skirt the city’s waterways. The crisp air carries the scent of fallen leaves, inviting contemplation and relaxation.

For a family day out, why not try Greenwich? The parks’ elevated position offers panoramic views of London’s skyline, amid warm tones of autumn foliage. A leisurely walk through the park provides a perfect blend of natural beauty and historical exploration, with attractions such as the Royal Observatory and stunning views from the top of Greenwich hill.

Autumn walks in London’s parkland offer an opportunity to embrace the simple pleasures of life, immerse oneself in nature’s beauty, and savour moments that provide indelible memories

Why not explore further afield on two wheels? For inspiration see Explore London – Inspiration – CPRE London

CPRE London works to protect and enhance London’s green spaces. For more see Working for a greener city – CPRE London

Walker in London park
Autumn walks can boost wellbeing