Canary WharfStratford

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Description

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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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.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey 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)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not 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)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey 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)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey 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 Remote 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)
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 110.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 20.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 20.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 1.0% (1)

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

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

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

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

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

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

25.0% of the route is on roads (1)

65.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% 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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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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Distance

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Ascent

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Descent

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