Connect Barking with Slow Ways

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Greater London

Slow Ways linking Barking and Dagenham, East Ham, Ilford, North Woolwich

Great Britain / Greater London / Barking

Barking’s four Slow Ways are 38% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 2/4
verified: 0/4
and surveyed: 0/4

Help connect Barking

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Barking’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Barking from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bardag one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 12m Descent 14m
East Ham—Barking
Easbar one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 9m Descent 8m
Ilfobar one Pioneer me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 8m
North Woolwich—Barking
Nortbark one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 24m Descent 34m

Collective progress

44% of Barking’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









2 people have contributed to Barking’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Barking

9km out of 17km have been walked and reviewed

8km of reviews have been shared in Barking

Latest Updates

Reedbeds at Cuckold Haven Nature Reserve, view back down River Roding from Highbridge Rd and the small ruins of Barking Abbey. Another improvement, near Barking would be to cross the Roding sooner instead of using Fleet Rd (right next to noisy trunk rd). over the River Roding / Barking Creek lock (probably not for wheelchairs) past houseboat mooring and a view down the creek, then through a quieter residential area....

Daisy C

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Dan Barron surveyed Easbar one

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Like any possible route connecting East Ham and Barking this has to deal with a few big roads including crossing the North Circular so it is not the quietest but it is short and is has a small segment where it crosses the River Roding. It might be possible to re-route this and extend it slightly with more of a walk along the Roding to make a nicer walk. To cross the North Circular you take a bridge with sloping steps going up either side, the East Ham side is steeper....

Dan Barron

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Slow Ways added Bardag one, a new walk from Barking to Dagenham

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East Ham—Barking

Slow Ways added Easbar one, a new walk from East Ham to Barking

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Slow Ways added Ilfobar one, a new walk from Ilford to Barking

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North Woolwich—Barking

Slow Ways added Nortbark one, a new walk from North Woolwich to Barking

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Barking, Mon 5 June



Barking’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.53932° / 0.08120°

Easting / Northing

544,429E / 184,321N


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