Walstr one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walthamstow and Stratford.

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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 TQ3859784370
Lat / Lon 51.54122° / -0.00282°
Easting / Northing 538,597E / 184,370N
What3Words lively.dices.only

Walstr One's land is

Green urban 18.5%
Urban 71.5%
Water 10.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Dan Barron

02 Aug 2023 Summer

It's a great route connecting two busy urban centres with some lovely green space in East London.

Kate Shurety

22 Jul 2022 Summer

Great route from Stratford to Walthamstow almost entirely off road with distinct sections that add interest - Hackney Marshes, the canalside, Walthamstow Marshes and heaps of blackberry picking opportunities in the summer and places to stop for picnic.


04 Mar 2022 Winter

Best done in reverse so that you don't finish in the hubbub of Stratford/Westfield and so that you can refresh yourself at the Coppermill pub! It's nice to follow the natural Lea/Lee through Hackney marshes rather than the navigation.


18 Jan 2022 Winter

I walked this route from Walthamstow to Stratford, and I really enjoyed it!

The route starts following pavements and down the pedestrianised High Street, it passes through progressively quiter residential areas, then quickly emerges into the Marshes areas. For much of the north end of the marshes the route follows the national cycle route on wide and paved shared paths.

South of Lea Bridge Station was my favourite part, following the path along the water through the park and then exploring Queen Elizabeth park, too.

Overall, I thought it was a really pleasant and quite interesting walk to follow.


25 Sep 2021 Autumn

This is a good route between Stratford and Walthamstow, although at both ends it's very busy with shops and stations. Getting from Stratford station into the park and the waterglades is awkward, going through the huge shopping centre and then round some busy roads; there are slightly better alternatives than the route suggested here but this one is ok!
From the Olympic Park, through Hackney Marshes, along the River Lea, and then up Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes, is lovely. Worth stopping off at the Walthamstow Wetlands on the way. From there, the walk to Walthamstow is mostly along a busy shopping street - plenty of opportunity to stop for a snack on the way.

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