EarlsfieldClapham Junction

Earcla two
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By tractiveeffort on 05 May 2021







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This route follows the Capital Ring up pleasant Magdalen Road to the County Arms pub and shops on Trinity Road, before crossing Wandsworth Common to Clapham Junction

This route follows the Capital Ring up pleasant Magdalen Road to the County Arms pub and shops on Trinity Road, before crossing Wandsworth Common to Clapham Junction


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Grid Ref TQ2605572984
Lat / Lon 51.44183° / -0.18764°
Easting / Northing 526,055E / 172,984N
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Clapham Junction
Grid Ref TQ2722275385
Lat / Lon 51.46315° / -0.16999°
Easting / Northing 527,222E / 175,385N
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Philip Sparks

04 Jun 2023 Spring

A reasonable route that does keep you away from the busiest roads.

A bit too much walking alongside the train track which isn't that pleasant - I'd prefer to walk on the Bolingbroke Grove side of Wandsworth Common than next to the train track.

Battersea Rise is really difficult to cross as it's such a busy road.

One suggestion - if you are walking down Magdalen Road - it is a very long fairly standard residential road, if Wandsworth Cemetery is open you can pop into there and walk parallel to the road for a stretch which is a little more pleasant.

Pavements were easy to navigate for all and no really serious hills to cope with.


02 Sep 2022 Summer

I have not done this as a whole route but in two sections. The CLA half follows the same route as the one to BAL into the lovely Wandsworth Common. After turning off the common you walk through some very nice streets before a long gradual hill which is pleasant to walk along.


04 Aug 2022 Summer

Partly follows the Capital Ring, best mostly off-road route.

Jane Taylor

22 Nov 2021 Autumn

A less direct but quieter and greener alternative to Earcla One, makes more of a pleasant walk if you are not in a hurry to get there.
I walked from Earlsfield to Clapham Junction. Earlsfield was having a nice Saturday brunch-time buzz; it's a little lower on the 'trendy' radar than its neighbours Wandsworth/ Putney/ Wimbledon/ Clapham, worth checking out.
The route follows the Capital Ring up Magdalen Road, and past Wandsworth Prison to Wandsworth Common. Then follows the railway to Clapham Junction.
Magdalen Road has a large cemetery which can be walked through as an alternative option, so I did that (first photo).
This is an interesting and green urban walk, but a little indirect, so 4 stars.

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