Best dog walks in Balham
Doggy member Obi, the Cavapoo enjoying an early morning frosty walk in London

Best dog walks in Balham

24 August 2023

Balham, also known as the ‘Gateway to the South’, is located in the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It’s a wonderful place to explore with your dog. Whether you are dog-sitting your borrowed pooch or spending quality time with your own dog, check out our favourite dog walks in Balham.


Being right in the middle of three commons; Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common, you are in the pawfect location if you would like to walk a dog in Balham and enjoy some green space in London.

Clapham Common

Looking out across the green space of Clapham Common, London

Clapham Common is one of the largest public spaces in London. It boasts plenty of open green space that is the pawfect spot for games of fetch with your BFF. As a pupular space, you can be sure to meet new friends for your pawsome pooch to run around with too.

Plan your dog walk at Clapham Common.

Wandsworth Common

A quiet trail at Wandsworth Common, London

177 acres with woodlands, green open spaces and lakes, Wandsworth Common is another pawfect place for a stroll with your pooch. There’s a lovely cafe to stop and enjoy some refreshments or you can take along your own picnic, there’s plenty of open space to stop and enjoy a break (or a game of fetch!)

Plan your dog walk at Wandsworth Common.

Tooting Common

A quiet woodland area of Tooting Common, London

Similar to Clapham and Wandsworth, Tooting Common offers acres of woodlands, green open spaces and lakes for you and your walking buddy to explore. There’s also a cafe where you can stop for lunch or an ice cream in the summer months. 

Plan your dog walk at Tooting Common.

Bright Side

Bluebells along The Bright Side of Balham Walk

The Bright Side of Balham Walk is a circular 3-mile route highlighting the greener spots of Balham and its most famous art deco properties, taking you through the lush greenery of Tooting Common, the perfect place to walk a dog in South London.

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