PutneyClapham Junction

Putcla one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Putney and Clapham Junction.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Reviews - 4

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) No (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

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Grid Ref TQ2398075091
Lat / Lon 51.46122° / -0.21674°
Easting / Northing 523,980E / 175,091N
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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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Putcla One's land is

Urban 97.7%
Water 2.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Derick Rethans

18 Mar 2023 Winter

I walked this from Clapham to Putney. From the four versions, this is IMO the best one. It is absolutely worth going along the lovely Thames.

An earlier comment that it was hard along the Ship Pub is IMO not warranted as it's well signed, and making a straight dash to the Thames on the Clapham side is better than the confusing zig-zagging of PutCla 4.

I really enjoyed this walk, even though it started raining. You first pass by "The Grand" (photo #1), a lovely building housing a nightclub, before being able to peek over the wall to see Clapham Junction station (photo #2). Then there was a long down road towards the Thames (photo #3), around Plantation Wharf and some more lovely buildings (photo #4). Then the section along the Thames is just great (photo #5, #6), except for the detour at the recycling centre. The route crosses the finish of the Wandle Trail at The Spit, before making its way through Wandsworth Park (photo #7, #8). Putney High Street was busy, but lots of things to see (and eat and drink).

As I said, the best of the PutClas.


02 Sep 2022 Summer

Worth the extra bit of distance to follow the river along a very nice stretch (apart from going round the Refuse centre). A short and green section through the park as well. The walk up Putney High street is only short and means passing many shops and cages etc.

Bostal Boy

26 Mar 2022 Spring

As an out of towner, I walked this route from Clapham Junction to Putney with a tourist hat on.

I thought it was an enjoyable walk which mainly follows the Thames Path. For me that was a plus point. It is quiet, easy to follow with much of interest to see along the way.

The tracing on the map isn't quite right at Wandsworth Bridge. The path actually goes behind the The Ship pub then back to the riverside. However, this is all well sign posted, just follow the Thames Path signs.

I'm not sure it needs a PUTCLA 4 to correct it.

Jane Taylor

25 Nov 2021 Autumn

This route goes well out of its way to go along the river on the Thames path. My view is that the diversion isn't worth it - it involves walking the length of Putney High Street, one of the most polluted streets in London, and at the Clapham end a hill and more busy roads.
In addition the routing at Wandsworth Bridge isn't accurate.
imo the best of the three routes currently on offer between Putney and Clapham Junction is Putcla Three.

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