You are here: Home | Walking | Circular walks

Circular walks

Nunhead Cemetery circular walk: 0.6 mile

» View pages in this section

This is a circular walk from Nunhead Train Station. You will see highlights of Nunhead Cemetery.

The walk is about 0.6 mile (or 1.3km), walking on mainly hardcore with grassy slopes suitable. The nearest accessible toilets are Nunhead Library on Gordon Road.

Route grade

  • Hardest - Not accessible for people using manual wheelchairs
  • This walk has been graded as hardest due to the uphill at step 10. Without this section it would be graded as moderate. Please see help for more information.

Hard packed earth surface in summer and changeable when wet. Uphill and downhill sections that can be challenging.

Getting to the start of the walk

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - transport map

Nunhead is the nearest train station.

Ivydale Road / Linden Grove is the nearest bus stop (bus routes 78, 343,484 & P12).

For more information getting you to the start of the walk phone 0870 240 6094 or visit www.tfl.gov.uk.

Route segment 1

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 1

Leaving Nunhead Rail Station, cross over Gibbon Road and up onto Oakdale Road. Walk up the right hand side of Oakdale Road to the top.

Route segment 2

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 2

You come to Linden Road. Cross over the road and turn right. Walk along Linden Road on the right hand side.

Route segment 3

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 3

Turn left at Nunhead Cemetery gates and go straight to the top of the hill to the church.

Route segment 4

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 4

Turn right in front of the church.

Route segment 5

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 5

Take the left turn just after the church and follow to the end of the cemetary.

Route segment 6

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 6

Turn left just before the gates on Limesford Road. The path goes downhill gently.

Route segment 7

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 7

You come to a fork in the path, take teh left path and go straight ahead.

Route segment 8

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 8

The path rises gently and joins another path. Turn left and walk straight past the church.

Route segment 9

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 9

After the church the path starts going uphill. You walk past a fork on your right, keep going straight ahead and uphill.

Route segment 10

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 10

You come to a fork in the path with Vincent Figgins’ tomb in the middle. Take the path leading to the right of Vincent Figgin’s grave. The path goes steeply uphill, and then steadilly downhill.

Route segment 11

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 11

At the bottom is a tall monument on your right, and another path joins your path. Turn left at the large round flower garden in front of you and return to the main gates.

Route segment 12

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 12

Turn right leaving Nunhead cemetery. You are back on Linden Grove.

Route segment 13

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 13

You come to a roundabout at the end of Linden Grove. Turn left onto Oakdale Road and walk downhill on the left hand side.

Route segment 14

Photoroute 4 - Nunhead Cemetery - Step 14

Nunhead Rail Station is at the bottom of Oakdale Road. At the bottom of Oakdale Road cross over Gibbon Road to reach Nunhead Rail Station.

Congratulations

You have walked about 0.6 mile (or 1.3km).