There are some favourite Windmiler routes that you can run yourself. You can adapt them how you see fit to suit your needs (distance, exact paths taken etc). The routes are designed to help you to enjoy running on the Common and finding new places and routes. Or finding out new things about places you knew already!

Many routes are on major paths in the open parts of the Common, but some routes do go through more wooded areas and those where there may be fewer members of the public around. If you would feel more comfortable running these routes as a pair on in a group please do. With thanks to Jeff Hoadley for documenting these routes.

Wimbledon Common war monuments route, approx 5 miles / 8 km

A circular route, starting and finishing at Windmill museum and taking in all 5 war related monuments on the Common and Putney Heath. The route described starts and finishes at the Windmill but can be joined at any point. The route is along clear paths on the Common and mainly on major paths. A few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather but not badly so.

Monuments route

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The ponds of Wimbledon Common, approx 5 miles / 8 km

A circular route, starting and finishing at Rushmere Pond and taking in all 9 ponds on the Common. Do you know why there is a pond where it is illegal to break the ice or one which was first setup as a beacon to celebrate a King’s coronation? The route is along clear paths on the Common but in a few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather.

Ponds route

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Sunday social 5 mile routes into Richmond park

A variety of our 5 mile routes into Richmond Park. The route is along clear paths on the Common but in a few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather.

The Quest for the Royal Oak (6 miles / 10 km)

A circular route going from the Windmill on Wimbledon Common, into Richmond Park to discover the Royal Oak tree. This great oak is over 750 years old and has seen over 30 Kings and Queens go. The route is along paths on the Common and Richmond Park and mainly on major paths. A few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather. The route described starts and finishes at the Windmill and you are welcome to take alternative pathways if you prefer.

Classic Windmiler Sunday social 3 mile / 5 km run

The 3-mile route is along clear paths on the Common on major paths. A few places on the route could get muddy after wet weather but not badly so. The route described starts and finishes at the Windmill.

Classic Windmiler Sunday Social 7-mile / 11 km run

The route starts and finishes at the Windmill. It crosses the A3 into Richmond Park and around Sidmouth Wood then back.