Hills in London

I love a good hill, me. I try and find as many hills as I can to do my general training. The other morning I discovered Canonbie Road, reputedly the steepest road in London. It's like san Francisco !

A bit.

I also like Dog Kennel Hill, Sydenham Hill, Muswell Hill, Primrose Hill.

Where are your faves ? Where is the greatest concentration of hills in London ? I'd love to hear about them.


  • richmond park..

  • Sydenham hill woods is good. Gypsy hill and forest hill all in the same area and can be done onto same run. As can college road which is all up hill.
  • Sydenham Hill Woods soundfs good. I'll try that on Saturday.

  • If you follow the green chain signs from the wood to crystal palace park there are some nice short hills in between the two as well. All off road too.
  • Hampstead Heath?

  • If you want to get out of London then Box Hill is well worth a visit.  Day return to Dorking, turn right out of the station and head for the hills...

  • hampstead heath. my club does a route which includes 9 hills, which should be enough for anyone! greenwich park is also a good option

  • there are some crackers in beautiful Epping Forest here on the East side, where I train with my club

  • I did enjoy the trails and hills around the Heath.

    I used to run from work in Holborn passing Chalk Hill tube station going up one continuous hill to Hampstead Heath and to home in Hendon.

  • also finsbury park to ally pally - more or less continuous uphill, finishing with one of the best views of london (and a good cafe!)

  • When I was training for ultra marathons I'd run home from work from London E1 to Gravesend in Kent - some memorable hills included Vanburgh Hill in Greenwich, Shooters Hill between Kidbrooke and Welling, East Hill in Dartford and Stonebridge Hill in Northfleet.

    Another good long hill I used to train on is Chiselhurst Hill.

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