I had a busy lockdown exploring this great green city. The result of my wandering and recording, London Tree Walks will be published at the end of September 2020. Subtitled ‘Arboreal Ambles Through the Green Metropolis’ it features a dozen tree-focussed walks. Some can be done in an hour or two, while others will need a whole day, and each has a distinct theme too.
Explore a new side to London – with trees leading the way.
The popular tree walks in Paul Wood’s acclaimed London’s Street Trees showed Londoners the remarkable species found even on short strolls around local streets.
Now, here is a whole book of longer routes, right across the capital, including several to take a whole day over, revealing the amazing arboreal variety of this sylvan city.
From grand nineteenth-century London Planes to the pink blaze of a Persian Silk Tree, the capital’s trees will lead you through ancient woodlands and among the haunts of rock musicians, around legal London and St Paul’s, and to a pioneering mayor’s legacy of beautifying her borough.
Each of the twelve routes featured in the book is fully illustrated and mapped.