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Kinwim two
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By Jane Taylor on 28 Nov 2021


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8km/5mi

Ascent

74m

Descent

87m

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Description

Via Wimbledon Common, Beverley Brook, the Coombe estate and Norbiton. Around 1/3 green, 1/3 quiet residential, and 1/3 A roads.
Some historical interest with an Iron Age fort at the top of Wimbledon Common.

Away from Wimbledon and Kingston, the best place for refreshments is Norbiton.
Railway connection at Norbiton, and buses along A238 Coombe Road/Coombe Lane.
Mix of pavement and woodland footpath. Some steps to access the bridge over the A3.

This is a remake of Kinwim One, with a small but important correction at Kingston Bus Station, to prevent anyone trying to cross the A307/A308 Cromwell Road where there is no pedestrian crossing. I've also reworked the Wimbledon end a little. Full credit to the original route maker for developing this route

Via Wimbledon Common, Beverley Brook, the Coombe estate and Norbiton. Around 1/3 green, 1/3 quiet residential, and 1/3 A roads.
Some historical interest with an Iron Age fort at the top of Wimbledon Common.

Away from Wimbledon and Kingston, the best place for refreshments is Norbiton.
Railway connection at Norbiton, and buses along A238 Coombe Road/Coombe Lane.
Mix of pavement and woodland footpath. Some steps to access the bridge over the A3.

This is a remake of Kinwim One, with a small but important correction at Kingston Bus Station, to prevent anyone trying to cross the A307/A308 Cromwell Road where there is no pedestrian crossing. I've also reworked the Wimbledon end a little. Full credit to the original route maker for developing this route

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Kingston
Grid Ref TQ1824269533
Lat / Lon 51.41250° / -0.30115°
Easting / Northing 518,242E / 169,533N
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Wimbledon
Grid Ref TQ2477170654
Lat / Lon 51.42117° / -0.20692°
Easting / Northing 524,771E / 170,654N
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Intrepid Rabbit

06 Jun 2022

I walked this route from Wimbledon to Kingston. Once away from the centre of Wimbledon, it became a beautiful, green route until it reached the crossing over the Kingston bypass and the long slog of a walk into Kingston along a busy road.
Two potential issues. Firstly the bridge over the Kingston bypass is not really suitable for wheelchairs. Even the ramps have steps, albeit shallow ones. Secondly, the route through the woods is likely to get muddy in wet weather and there is no lighting, making this route unsuitable after dark without a torch of some kind.
The big problem I had was getting lost in the woods and coming out much further north by a different bridge. I then had to walk along the slip road by what is basically a motorway in order to get back on track. The maps I was using seemed to bear little resemblance to what was actually there. It's possible that the route is more obvious in the other direction. A few markers would have been useful. It's a shame because the woodland bit was my favourite.


Jane Taylor

05 Dec 2021

Well designed route linking these two major urban centres in SW London. Route is in two parts: busy road walking away from Kingston; and quiet residential roads, woodland and common on the approach to Wimbledon. No hesitation in giving this route 4 stars.

Some steps to the bridge over the A3 at Robin Hood Way. Steep hill at Wimbledon. May be muddy in the woods.

Refreshments at Wimbledon Common and Norbiton.

(This route is based on Kinwim One with small tweaks, mainly to avoid crossing the road at Kingston Bus Station.).


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