Thaeri one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Thamesmead and Erith.

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Grid Ref TQ4637780781
Lat / Lon 51.50701° / 0.10780°
Easting / Northing 546,377E / 180,781N
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Grid Ref TQ5113078110
Lat / Lon 51.48176° / 0.17509°
Easting / Northing 551,130E / 178,110N
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Thaeri One's land is

Estuary 3.1%
Intertidal flats 20.0%
Urban 76.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Dan Barron

27 Feb 2023 Winter

I walked two Slow Ways from Erith to Woolwich. I really liked this route combination and the mix of old, new, industrial, residential & natural you see on the way. It was easy to navigate and fairly quiet too despite it being part of the Thames Path. Recommended!.

Daisy C

13 Feb 2023 (edited 17 Feb 2023) Winter

Loved the contrasts between the industrial warehouses and silos, huge overhead loading gantries and the ruins of old wooden wharves. And, on the other hand, the mudflats scattered with waterbirds, ducks and gulls, the scraps of salt marsh and reedbeds and the wide open skies.

Yes, it is a bit smelly (for about half a mile) at Crossness, but it's not exactly the great stink, and only for about half a mile. And the upside is the large numbers of birds there, drawn by the, er, enhanced warmth and richness of the river water.

The Thamesmead end, bafflingly, leaves the Thames Path early to follow a fast non-residential road. Take the Linton Mead turning instead, which is signposted "Town Centre via Central Way".

There are few exit points from the eastern part of the route, until the Thamesmead residential section starts after Crossness, and it is isolated, but there was a steady trickle of (weekend?) cyclists, runners and dogwalkers, so it wasn't lonely. You can access bus stops and Belvedere station by those side paths but it's a bit of a trek. No eating stops. It may well be wheelchair friendly because it is a joint long distance cycle route. Some of those side paths are not accessible though because of anti motorbike restrictions.

The Crossness Nature Reserve and the original Victorian Bazalgette-designed pumping station are both worth a side trip (you need an open day for the latter).

John Pestle

12 Nov 2021 Autumn

This route is largely part of the extended Thames Path. The path is flat and open with a lot of housing and industrial
settings but often quiet with few walkers and cyclists. One stretch is rather smelly and that’s because you are passing the Crossness Sewage Works. It’s also interesting to note that much of this stretch is part of the England Coast Path.

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