London must be the easiest place to get your 10,000 steps in.
Spoilt for choice when it comes to going for a stroll, London (especially South West London) is jam-packed with great places to explore, especially if you have a new pooch who is keen to explore!
A Sunday wouldn’t be the same without a meander in my opinion and in this blog post I share with you the 5 best ones to do in London (when your knee is behaving).
For a lot of our patients before they come in for treatment, being able to go for a walk isn’t so easy when they are struggling with daily, chronic knee pain. Having to take painkillers, being fearful of going out or not going out at all or having to rely on knee braces are a common set of problems that they face.
Just last week we had 4 people ring up the clinic because their knee pain had flared up (probably due to the cold weather). And it’s not uncommon that we hear that these flare-ups mean regular walks have to be rain checked and put aside for another day…
… Anyway, here are the 5 best best walks in London (that a lot of my patients have previously been unable to do due to knee pain).
1. Battersea Park
I love this walk because there’s some great things to see and being by the river adds a nice touch with great views of London.
2. Wimbledon Common
Last year me and some friends walked around Wimbledon Common when the whole place had frosted over and the pond was frozen which was incredible to see. Ending up in Wimbledon Village is a nice way to end this walk for sure but be sure to keep it local!
3. Richmond Park
This a great place to explore. I’ve spent a lot of time cycling round there and it’s also got some great views. Plus it’s got the added feature of having wild deer! You can spend the whole day here admiring what the park has to offer.
4. Wandsworth Common
I love Wandsworth Common because it feels really secluded in parts and you get a real connection with nature, even though you are still in London. There are also lots of other dogs socialising which is fun to see! Not to mention it is walking distance from Tooting.
5. Tooting Common
Another obvious choice, I love this place because it’s got some great open areas which are away from any roads. And if you spend enough time their you tend to see the same faces and there is a real sense of community. Plus there is my favourite cake and coffee stop off not far – the DeeLight Bakery!
So there you have it, the 5 best walks to do in London. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
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