London, UK

Hampstead Heath

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Just north of London and easily reachable by Tube, Hampstead Heath is a wonderful and hilly running area in the affluent Hampstead residential area. The historic heath is a great collection of views and landscapes, part open and part wooded. It’s also great for hill training. Rather than proscribing a particular route, we’ve included a link to three trail options: a 6-mile ‘Heath Circuit’, which covers most of the park. The 1.5 mile loop around Parliament Hill is a nice add-on.

Essentials
  • Various options, including 6-mile ‘Heath Circuit’.
  • Parliament Hill Cafe. Hampstead Tube station is 0.5 miles from the Heath.
  • Hampstead Tube station is 0.5 miles from the Heath.