WalthamstowStratford

Walstr one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

9km/6mi

Ascent

46m

Descent

64m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walthamstow and Stratford.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Walthamstow and Stratford.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 6

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (6)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 18

Surveys

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Grade 1: Entirely smooth and compacted surfaces.
Access grade U: Currently ungraded.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Not present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Maybe present Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

30.0% of the route is on roads (1)

30.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

100.0% of the route is paved (1)

There is no data on muddiness

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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1X March 2024 by Andrea weyand
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Walthamstow
Grid Ref TQ3715389022
Lat / Lon 51.58338° / -0.02182°
Easting / Northing 537,153E / 189,022N
What3Words flats.vast.porch
Stratford
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

reviews


Andrea weyand

18 Mar 2024 Winter

I walked this route from Stratford to Walthamstow, It is busy at the beginning and end, but wonderfully quiet in the middle section. All of this is on paved footpaths or shared cycle lanes, although there is an alternative (potentially muddier) footpath in the hackney marshes. just the last stretch is actually alongside roads. For the beginnig I would suggest to cut through westfield and the East village to get to the Waterglades in the Olympic park as this avoids walking next to a road (on pavement).


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.


Mamesjayne

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.


Mtormey

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.


Doozy***@hotmail.com

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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