Hills in London

Hill training in London

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20/09/2012 at 22:13

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.

20/09/2012 at 22:17

richmond park..

20/09/2012 at 22:31
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.
21/09/2012 at 06:32

Sydenham Hill Woods soundfs good. I'll try that on Saturday.

21/09/2012 at 08:12
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.
21/09/2012 at 09:18

Hampstead Heath?

21/09/2012 at 11:35

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...

21/09/2012 at 11:42

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

21/09/2012 at 17:01

Greenwich Park

21/09/2012 at 17:38

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

23/09/2012 at 12:04

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.

23/09/2012 at 14:31

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

24/09/2012 at 08:45

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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