Explore London Beyond the End of The Line 

26 Walks From Terminus Stations of the London Underground


Have you ever wondered about those mysterious destinations displayed on the indicator boards of London Underground stations. What kind of place is Ealing Broadway?.  Why is Cockfosters so named?  Is High Barnet really high?  Is West Ruislip as exciting as it sounds? What can you see from Stanmore?.  Is Epping in the midst of a real forest?  Have you ever thought of travelling to these distant parts of the metropolis to see what they are actually like?  Now there is a reason to set out and investigate every terminus point of the London Underground. This website details 26 walks which explore the suburban landscape “beyond the end of the line”. There is an unexpected treasure trove of wonderful countryside and interesting sights to visit.  Canals, rivers, viewpoints, fields, hills, monuments, woods:  all await your exploration.  These walks (from 6km to 15km) make use of public footpaths and rights of way and are suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness.  


These walks are now available as a book (price £7.99) which has sold more than 1,000 copies.

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The walks are listed in the table below

Walk No.

Tube Line

Terminus Station

Brief Description of Each Walk


1. Jubilee Stratford Stratford to Limehouse Basin via Queen Elizabeth Park,  Hertford Union Canal, Victoria Park and Regents Canal 8Km (5 miles)
2. Jubilee Stanmore Circular walk via Stanmore Country Park 8Km (5 miles)
3. Piccadilly Cockfosters Circular walk via Trent Country Park 6.5Km (4 miles)



Uxbridge Circular walk via Grand Union Canal and River Colne 10Km (6miles)
5. Piccadilly T5 Heathrow Terminal 5 Heathrow to Staines 9.5Km (6 miles)
6.  Northern High Barnet

High Barnet to Arnos Grove via Monken Hadley Common and Pymmes Brook Trail

Shorter option of finishing at Cockfosters

10.5Km (7 miles) to Arnos Grove


6.5Km (4 miles) to Cockfosters

7. Northern Mill Hill East Circular walk via Dollis Valley Greenwalk  12.5Km (8 miles)
8. Northern Morden Morden to Waddon Ponds via the Wandle Trail 10.5Km (7 miles)
9. Central Epping Epping to Chingford via Epping Forest and High Beach 15Km (9miles)
10. Central West Ruislip West Ruislip to Northwood Hills via Ruislip Lido 7Km (4.5 miles)
11. Central West Ruislip West Ruislip to Rickmansworth via Bayhurst wood Country Park and Grand Union Canal. 14.5Km (9 miles)
12.  Central/District Ealing Broadway Ealing Broadway to Boston Manor via Brent River Walk and Grand Union Canal 13Km (8 miles)
13 District Richmond Richmond to Barnes via Thames Path and Richmond Park 8Km (5 miles)
14. District Richmond Richmond to Boston Manor via Syon Park and the Grand Union Canal 10Km (6 miles)
15. District Wimbledon Wimbledon to Kingston via Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park 8.5Km  (5 miles)
16. District Wimbledon Wimbledon to Putney via Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath 7.5 Km (4.5 miles)
17 District Upminster

Upminster to Rainham via the Ingrebourne Valley

8Km (5 miles)
18 Metropolitan Amersham Amersham to Beaconsfield  13.5Km  (8.5 miles)
19 Metropolitan Watford

Watford to Chorleywood

11Km (6.5 miles)
20 Metropolitan Chesham

Chesham to Chalfont Latimer via Ley Hill

11Km (6.5 miles)
21 Metropolitan Aldgate

Aldgate Tube Station to Greenwich Cutty Sark via Shadwell and Canary Wharf

6Km (3.5 miles) to Canary Wharf

10Km (6 miles) to Cutty Sark

22 Bakerloo Elephant & Castle

Elephant & Castle Tube station to Green Park Tube Station via Archbishop's Park and St James's Park

6Km (4 miles)
23 Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone

Harrow & Wealdstone to Stanmore

14.5Km (9 miles)
24 Victoria Walthamstow Central

Walthamstow Central to Tottenham Hale via Walthamstow Wetlands

9.5Km (6 miles)
25 Victoria Brixton

Brixton Tube Station to Herne Hill via Brixton Windmill and BrockWell Park

6Km (4 miles)
26  Northern Edgware

Edgware Tube Station to Mill Hill East Tube Station Via Mill Hill Park and Arrandene Open Space

6.5Km (4 miles)



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