Short and scenic cycle rides – Dulwich Park, South London

This summer, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and try out our hand-picked cycling routes featuring some of the most beautiful parts of London.

Our first ride is just under 3 miles and takes in the stunning Dulwich Park, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Village and Christ’s Chapel.

Dulwich Park is car-free and with cycle parking on the route, it’s perfect if you don’t normally ride a bike and want to give it a go.

There’s lots to see so you can stop off along the way and enjoy one of south London’s loveliest parks at your own pace.

Route map

About Dulwich Park

Created in 1890, Dulwich Park is Grade II listed and was once farmland and meadows. Keep a look out while you’re exploring – several of the original boundary oaks still exist today.

The park covers 70 acres, and features a number of gorgeous gardens.

The Pavilion Café sits in the middle of the park so after exploring you can stop for a well-deserved ice cream! Find out more about Dulwich Park.

There’s plenty to keep the family busy – there’s a large children’s playground, a pretty boating lake, tennis courts and outdoor table tennis.

Best bits



If you’re coming by train, you can start the ride from West Dulwich station. National Rail’s planner lets you know where you can take your bike on the train.

There’s a whole range of different bikes – banana bikes, tandems and standard bikes – available to hire in Dulwich Park. There’s also a Brompton Cycles hire dock at Peckham Rye  for hire for people aged 18 and above.

More cycling routes

If you’d like to try out some more rides, Sustrans have a map of car-free routes and some great traffic-free family rides.

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