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Barking

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

England / Greater London / Barking

Barking’s four Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 2/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 1/4

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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.

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Walk to Barking from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barking—Dagenham
Bardag one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 12m Descent 14m
East Ham—Barking
Easbar one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 9m Descent 8m
Ilford—Barking
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
North Woolwich—Barking
Nortbark two Verify me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 65m Descent 58m

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Collective progress

50% of Barking’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

3/5

reviewed

1/5

surveyed

1/5

verified

3 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

16km out of 24km have been walked and reviewed

28km of reviews have been shared in Barking

Latest Updates

The route description suggests it’s to avoid steps, but there were plenty of steps in the Gardens....

Jane Taylor

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There is a possible alternative which would go through central Barking and the Abbey grounds, with a short stretch along the Roding; but this option is serviceable and short....

Jane Taylor

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It's not likely I'll walk it again but it's a solid 3/5 and it'll get you from A to B. But adding the riverside path also adds bigger nastier roads, and once I was there I could see the constant traffic on one of those roads from the Roding footbridge....

Daisy C

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And as I was crossing the docks (on the Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge) a plane came in to land overhead at London City Airport, which is so close that the plane was very low indeed, quite a thrill!...

Daisy C

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North Woolwich—Barking

Daisy C added Nortbark two, a new walk from North Woolwich to Barking

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This route is disappointing in a few ways but primarily because it's unsafe at the Gallions Roundabout, it sends you around the south eastern sides which appears to have dropped kerbs and be usable and then up the Royal Docks Road, the pavement, then verge both peter out and there's no way out but back....

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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Barking—Dagenham

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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Ilford—Barking

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, Wed 19 June

21°

Partly cloudy

Barking’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4442984321

Lat / Lon

51.53932° / 0.08120°

Easting / Northing

544,429E / 184,321N

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