Canada WaterCanary Wharf

Cancan one
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Distance

3km/2mi

Ascent

20 m

Descent

17 m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Canada Water and Canary Wharf.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Canada Water and Canary Wharf.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (2)

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Maybe present Disables access gates (1)
Maybe present Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Maybe present Acceptable road walking (1)
Maybe present Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 91.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

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There is no data on how much of this route is on roads

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

90.0% of the route is paved (1)

5.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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2X August 2021 by V199629
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Canada Water
Grid Ref TQ3548579439
Lat / Lon 51.49766° / -0.04956°
Easting / Northing 535,485E / 179,439N
What3Words oddly.storm.crush
Canary Wharf
Grid Ref TQ3752480161
Lat / Lon 51.50366° / -0.01993°
Easting / Northing 537,524E / 180,161N
What3Words opens.body.stove

Cancan One's land is

Urban 88.0%
Water 12.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


V199629

01 Aug 2021

A nice walk through parks and urban canals. Some steps but could be avoided by doing a detour. The ferry could be quite expensive (£4.60) for a short journey and does not always operate. Check on Thames Clipper Website for the timetable. The ferry itself is wheelchair accessible but might not be when the tide is low (Steep ramp) or very windy.

Should be suitable for families and nice views.


Porcovolente

26 Jun 2021

This is a great little route and very short. The only downside of it is the need to use a ferry to cross the Thames for which you will have to pay, and should this be out of service for any reason then the route is impossible. The crossing is a few minutes and the ferry seems to turn around and run straight back so it is not a long wait for it. The timetable unhelpfully says that it runs from quite early to very late but gives no further info. There were bikes on it when I crossed but I forgot to check about wheelchair access - I think it was all level but best to check with the ferry co.
I started from Canary Wharf and the first part of the route is identical to 'Betcan' until you get to the ferry.
Oddly, after leaving the ferry the exit takes you through the foyer of a hotel. Then the route gets very interesting, after crossing a small road you immediately enter a park and pretty soon feel like you are in the countryside with no sound of traffic. There are wetlands and wild flower plantings and big mature trees - none of this is visible from the river so comes as quite a surprise. On one side of the route towards the middle is a big open parkland called Russia Dock which seems to be a popular spot for picnics and children to play.
When you pass Stave Hill it is worth climbing the steps for terrific views over London. After this there is a narrowish footpath under trees which is the only unpaved part of the route, it was firm and flat when I walked it but could be muddy in wet weather.
The last stretch to Canada Water runs alongside a fine water garden with reed beds and water birds that seem quite accustomed to the human traffic.
At both ends of the route there are places to get food and drink and probably other amenities as well.
I started by trying to follow the route using an A4 printout from Inkatlas but very soon gave up as it wasn't clear enough and resorted to my phone map. There are a couple of points where you need to ignore the signposts for Canada Water if you want to follow the Slow Ways route - I had to retrace my steps a couple of times because of this.
As with most London routes, how safe it feels will depend on the time of day and your knowledge of the area - I walked it mid afternoon on a weekday and there were plenty of people about including many families with children, presumably coming home from school.


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