Canary WharfStratford

Canstr two
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By LR13572468 on 01 Jan 2022


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This route is more direct at the Canary Wharf end than the original published route. It allows for more off-road walking through the docklands and in the main avoids large amounts of main road. It leaves Canary Wharf Station and having gone a short distance along South Colonnade it turns to cross the footbridge to West India Quay. It passes many historic buildings and features on its route in this area including the Docklands Museum. It continues through Poplar, passing through the historic Poplar Recreation Ground to meet the Limehouse Cut canal. Walkers, especially those with children, should note that this stretch is a relatively narrow towpath with an unprotected drop to the water. The canal access on this route uses the steps at Balladier Walk instead of Morris Road on the original Slow Ways route, because they are far less steep and have decent hand rails. There is no alternative to the steps in this area for those who need level access. This section of the route can be muddy with lots of puddles especially after rain and good footwear is recommended. Following the canal eventually the towpath passes along a floating pontoon to the attractive Bow Locks area and Three Mills. It continues along the Three Mills Walled River to meet Stratford High Street. It continues along here a short distance before turning off and carrying on through the side streets of Stratford and a footbridge (ramped on both sides) to the station

This route is more direct at the Canary Wharf end than the original published route. It allows for more off-road walking through the docklands and in the main avoids large amounts of main road. It leaves Canary Wharf Station and having gone a short distance along South Colonnade it turns to cross the footbridge to West India Quay. It passes many historic buildings and features on its route in this area including the Docklands Museum. It continues through Poplar, passing through the historic Poplar Recreation Ground to meet the Limehouse Cut canal. Walkers, especially those with children, should note that this stretch is a relatively narrow towpath with an unprotected drop to the water. The canal access on this route uses the steps at Balladier Walk instead of Morris Road on the original Slow Ways route, because they are far less steep and have decent hand rails. There is no alternative to the steps in this area for those who need level access. This section of the route can be muddy with lots of puddles especially after rain and good footwear is recommended. Following the canal eventually the towpath passes along a floating pontoon to the attractive Bow Locks area and Three Mills. It continues along the Three Mills Walled River to meet Stratford High Street. It continues along here a short distance before turning off and carrying on through the side streets of Stratford and a footbridge (ramped on both sides) to the station

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Canary Wharf
Grid Ref TQ3752480161
Lat / Lon 51.50366° / -0.01993°
Easting / Northing 537,524E / 180,161N
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Stratford
Grid Ref TQ3859784370
Lat / Lon 51.54122° / -0.00282°
Easting / Northing 538,597E / 184,370N
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