Balbri one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Balham and Brixton.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

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Grid Ref TQ2848173211
Lat / Lon 51.44333° / -0.15267°
Easting / Northing 528,481E / 173,211N
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Grid Ref TQ3105475424
Lat / Lon 51.46263° / -0.11485°
Easting / Northing 531,054E / 175,424N
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Balbri One's land is

Urban 100.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Intrepid Rabbit

24 Apr 2022 Spring

I walked this route from Brixton to Balham. Once away from the busy high street, the route follows quiet back streets. An easy to follow if not very exciting walk.


14 Mar 2022 Winter

This is a pretty good, accessible walk if you're looking for a direct route between Brixton and Balham that is away from the main roads. It is mostly residential and has fairly wide pavements, but there are a few twists and turns, which means you need to keep an eye on the map. That said, you do tend to only make turns when you come to the end of a street/road, so that makes it much easier to navigate than other options winding through the streets. Feels fairly calm and safe, as it goes through a lot of homes and then ends at a high street right by the station.

David Livesley

08 May 2021 Spring

This is an urban walk on pavements throughout, and given that context, it is as pleasant as can reasonably be expected. It largely follows quieter back streets apart from at the two ends. The only slightly awkward bit is across the Balham Sainsbury's car park - watch out for cars not paying attention to pedestrians.

John Pestle

02 May 2021 (edited 27 Jun 2023) Spring

Like many of the urban routes this one does not conform to the methodology used for mapping when it comes to being off-road and enjoyable and beautiful. However there are some ameliorating aspects on this route, primarily more green spaces and less traffic although overall this was another pavement pounding exploration.

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