Timeout’s “London’s prettiest walks” includes Cox's Walk in Sydenham Hill Wood

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Great, followed by a drink at ⁦The Wood House!

Cox’s walk in Sydenham Hill Wood

Best for woodland wandering

When everything in the city gets overwhelming, swap the tower blocks and busy streets for ancient oaks and leafy avenues. There’s no better place to get those forest feels than Sydenham Wood Hill, the London Wildlife’s Trust’s oldest nature reserve. One of the last remaining swathes of the Great North Wood, it’s home to 200 species of trees and plants and woodland fauna, such as bats, woodpeckers and tawny owls. Cross an ornamental footbridge over an old railway track and follow the oak-lined Cox’s Walk. The closest bus stop is Crescent Wood Road, or it’s a 25-minute walk from Sydenham Overground.