Walilf one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walthamstow and Ilford.

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Grid Ref TQ3715389022
Lat / Lon 51.58338° / -0.02182°
Easting / Northing 537,153E / 189,022N
What3Words flats.vast.porch
Grid Ref TQ4360386522
Lat / Lon 51.55931° / 0.07019°
Easting / Northing 543,603E / 186,522N
What3Words cafe.bricks.frame

Walilf One's land is

Green urban 23.6%
Urban 68.6%
Woods 7.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



13 Sep 2022 Summer

I walked from Walthamstow to Ilford.
This is a lovely walk, but be warned, the route is mapped very sloppily.
You can't cross the Greenman Roundabout following a straight line, you can't go through Henry Reynolds Gardens, the gates are locked on the North side, you Can't walk through Bush Wood in a straight line, the path past The Heronry Pond does not go through the woods, the way across and out of Wanstead Park is inaccurate.
But if you can find your way, the walk goes through some nice roads and lots of green space.


04 Mar 2022 Winter

Bit of road to start, but then you hit mostly green space all the way to Walthamstow. Bit eerie at the beginning sandwiched between the cemetery and the abandoned allotments, but worth it for the chance to explore Wanstead park and Hollow pond, and a nice finish through the Walthamstow village area.

Pippa Winstanley

19 Aug 2021 Summer

Quiet route, picking up lovely stretches of green in the area. You can also go off the route to explore Hollow Ponds and Wanstead park - both favourite spots of ours in the local area.


26 Apr 2021 Spring

This is a great route given how densely populated/ urban the surrounding area is. A large part is off-road through Wanstead Park and other parts of Epping Forest, which are lovely. The start and finish sections are unavoidably on roads, although most of the way in Walthamstow is on quiet, pleasant streets with plenty of cafe stop opportunities. The section nearer to Ilford is however partly on a busy road and for a long way within earshot of the North Circular.

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