DalstonStratford

Dalstr one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

21m

Descent

36m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Dalston and Stratford.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Dalston and Stratford.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 6

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (6)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 10

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade Y: Stile, step and obstacle free.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present 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)
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)
Maybe present 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)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not 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)
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)
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)
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)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
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.

Narrowest part of path: no data

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

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

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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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70.0% of the route is on roads (1)

90.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2Y June 2024 by Martin McGovern
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Dalston
Grid Ref TQ3357184787
Lat / Lon 51.54618° / -0.07509°
Easting / Northing 533,571E / 184,787N
What3Words lush.birds.strain
Stratford
Grid Ref TQ3859784370
Lat / Lon 51.54122° / -0.00282°
Easting / Northing 538,597E / 184,370N
What3Words lively.dices.only

Dalstr One's land is

Green urban 16.1%
Urban 83.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Martin McGovern

10 Jun 2024 Spring

I agree with the points made by earlier reviewers. An addition is that I hit the stadium on a major sports fixture day, and the bridges 3 and 1 which the route crosses are only accessible if you have a match ticket. But the park allows a number of pleasant alternatives.


Dan Barron

21 Nov 2023 Autumn

A pleasant, safe and fairly direct London route cutting through some lovely green space. Note that this route won’t always be possible after dusk as Victoria Park gets closed at night time. It’s fairly straight forward to route yourself around it though.


Hannah

31 May 2022 Spring

A great route, dodging rainclouds from the super-shiny world of Stratford and Westfield, through the still-very-neat Olympic park with Anish Kapoor's Orbit tower, over East London canals and touching on Fish Island. Then a triple-whammy of very nice parks - Victoria, Well St Common, and London Fields - and then you're almost there, in lovely grubby Dalston. A good stride!
One bit of road closed due to a development, but easy enough to see how to go round. Reckon the Olympic part bit would feel a bit abandoned at night, and the parks would be closed, so just one for daylight hours.
I lived in East London for years, and so this was all a proper memory lane walk, including regrets (why didn't I buy a warehouse over here back when they were ten a penny?) and some shuddering at all the unfettered gentrification, memories of seeing handball at the Olympics at the last minute, having been all cynical and disinterested up until then. Also living on a boat and brief time on the towpath. Celebrated with a pint at one of the many old pubs in the residential streets around Dalston and was late for dinner.


Tim

28 May 2022 Spring

The route was flat and mostly through parks. Quite easy to navigate.


Slow Ways Darren

28 Apr 2022 Spring

This is a fairly direct and green route between Dalston and Stratford. The route takes you through London Fields and Victoria Park which are easy to navigate and beautiful to walk through. The approach to Stratford takes you along the canal and then through the Olympic Park and stadia.

Lot's of opportunities for food and refreshments along the way too.

The route out of Dalston takes some quiet traffic calmed back streets too which reduces your exposure to air pollution.

There was a small diversion crossing the canal out of the Olympic Park as a road is closed due to building works. It's pretty obvious which way to go though.


Porcovolente

10 Mar 2022 Winter

This is a good route mostly off road or through quiet streets - the Olympic Park, Victoria Park, Well Street Common and London Fields make much of the walk extremely pleasant. (You should note that Victoria Park is only open dawn to dusk)
The section of Well Street used is a main thoroughfare out of London so frequently very busy with traffic so I would suggest a detour to avoid it: travelling from Stratford - after Well Street Common and Church Crescent I would turn right into Terrace Road, left into Elsdale Street, left into Loddiges Road and across Mare Street into London Lane. Going right by the Pub On The Park and taking the first footpath left through the park to rejoin the route at Richmond Road.
(much of the stretch of Dalston Lane could also be avoided by using Forest Road and Beechwood Road instead of Wilton Way).


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