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Battersea

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Slow Ways linking Battersea and Brixton, Chelsea, Clapham Junction, Kennington, Victoria Station

England / Greater London / Battersea

Battersea’s five Slow Ways are 85% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 2/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Battersea—Brixton
Batbri two

Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 15m Descent 25m
Battersea—Kennington
Batken one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 16m Descent 17m
Battersea—Victoria Station
Batvic one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 16m Descent 18m
Chelsea—Battersea
Chebat one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 11m Descent 14m
Battersea—Clapham Junction
Clabat one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 17m Descent 25m
Battersea—Clapham Junction
Clabat two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 14m Descent 22m

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Collective progress

88% of Battersea’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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reviewed

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surveyed

6/6

verified

13 people have contributed to Battersea’s Slow Ways

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3 people have surveyed a route in Battersea

18km out of 18km have been walked and reviewed

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A pleasant walk along wide quiet and leafy streets....

Strider

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Simple, direct, and Battersea Park is a delight. I always enjoy Thames bridges and Chelsea Bridge was no exception. Lots of interest....

Strider

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Then I reached Chelsea Bridge which was fun (I got a glimpse of the famous Battersea Power Station), then main roads to Victoria Station....

Mary Oz

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After leaving Clapham Junction I was soon onto quiet residential streets with lovely old terraced housing from 1873....

Mary Oz

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Most of the route is along footpaths or quiet residential streets through a leafy local authority housing estate. A pleasant route with no issues....

Bostal Boy

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Victoria Coach Station, the former Empire Air Terminal and of course Battersea Power Station....

Bostal Boy

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Shillington Park was lovely too, and there was a lovely footpath along side some houses (photo #5), and finishing on the south side of the tunnels underneath the railways (photo #6)....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Batken one

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This route is fairly direct, but mostly boring alongside busy roads, except for a lovely section along the Thames, following the Thames Path....

Derick Rethans

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Very good direct urban route, including river crossing (views) and Battersea Park....

Jane Taylor

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Good route, mostly quiet roads and some green spaces. Recommend....

Jane Taylor

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Other than a short section along the Thames, which is very nice, the route mainly follows very busy main roads. It also goes through the centre of Vauxhall which is a very busy junction and you have to cross many roads. There are now alternative paths opening up around Nine Elms or you could cut through Vauxhall Park, however this means missing most of the Thames which is the nicest part....

Dannyash

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A lovely walk through Battersea Park makes up most of this route before crossing the Albert Bridge (look out for the interesting sign attached about soldiers) and then a straight line up to Chelsea. Nice and easy to follow and plenty of stopping off points on the way...

Dannyash

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It's a perfectly good route - takes in some greenery where possible, and otherwise follows perfectly safe and pleasant residential streets along the way. You won't catch me raving about it, but it's a perfectly acceptable Slow Ways route!...

mtormey

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I walked this route from Victoria to Battersea Park....

mtormey

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I also walked Clabat 2, and I think I might prefer that route, but this one is just fine as well!...

mtormey

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I was overall quite pleased with this route, and proabably prefer it to Clabat 1....

mtormey

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There’s not much to add to the other reviewers - the route is easy to follow, interesting, and beautiful! No complaints here....

mtormey

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I enjoyed this route, it makes the most of Battersea Park and crosses the river by the quirky pastel coloured Albert Bridge (break step!). Lots of dogs in the park too. Good Slow Way, easy to follow and step free....

Jane Taylor

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I walked this route Oval to Battersea. The pavements getting around the Oval and on towards Vauxhall are relatively narrow, and the surface of some of them might be a little problematic with mobility issues, but there's lots of interesting architecture to be seen (and the secret community garden as you approach Vauxhall Junction, recommend stopping off there for a little bit of cool respite in over-grown garden shade). Vauxhall Junction itself is not exactly enjoyable - and you need to be on the left hand (North) side of Harelyford Road, by the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, for the tunnel to get onto the riverside....

Clare

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I started on this route down to Wandsworth Road rail station and then there was a gentle climb and then along urban streets to Clapham Station. I crossed over the HIgh Street onto Ferndale road and down to Brixton. Accessible by public transport and a much nicer walk than the busy roads around Battersea....

Lizbiz70

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A really nice short urban stroll down initially quiet residential streets onto a wide road with wide pavements. Then Chelsea Bridge is ahead and you are in Battersea Park for a nice stroll. There is a cafe and an ice cream fan and then down a busy dusty road to Queenstown Station....

Lizbiz70

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After leaving the hustle and bustle of Brixton the routes takes you down a lovely residential street towards Clapham....

LondonIn360

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The route heads into the wonderful Battersea park and skims around its edge along beautifully kept footpaths. You’re then treated to a stroll across Chelsea bridge before a simple but functional jaunt towards Victoria station....

LondonIn360

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An interest in architecture might make this route a bit more attractive but even in quiet streets, parked cars accompany you as you pound the pavements. Apart from a small green space, Heathbrook Park, you are walking along the pavements of very busy roads. On a positive note, there is no shortage of coffee shops along the way....

John Pestle

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A good park walk, largely through Battersea Park. There are lots of paths through the park & a cafe near the Batterse Park Station exit. I suggest starting a short way further back, at South Kensington Underground station, then walk down Onslow Square & Sydney Street to Kings Road....

Malcolm Jones

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This route starts along a main road, and apart from a short stretch across a small park the first third passes through mixed residential/ industrial areas which are not very attractive. After crossing the railway bridge, it becomes more pleasant, past large 3-4 storey Victorian terraced houses (stay on the residential road rather than taking the one closer to the railway line, which runs parallel). Towards Brixton the houses along the residential streets become plainer, but it remains easy walking on pavements all the way....

David Livesley

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A surprisingly pleasant walk for urban street walking, apart from the busy main roads at the two ends. In between it follows quiet and tree-lined residential streets of mainly 2-storey Victorian terraced houses. The short dog-leg in the path shown just before the end of the route is easy to miss, but it only saves about 100m of walking along the road so does not really matter....

David Livesley

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Most of the roads are quieter residential ones but you do have to cross a few main roads and walk down some as well....

Dannyash

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Battersea—Brixton

Slow Ways added Batbri two, a new walk from Battersea to Brixton

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Battersea—Kennington

Slow Ways added Batken one, a new walk from Battersea to Kennington

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Battersea—Victoria Station

Slow Ways added Batvic one, a new walk from Battersea to Victoria Station

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Chelsea—Battersea

Slow Ways added Chebat one, a new walk from Chelsea to Battersea

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Battersea—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Clabat one, a new walk from Battersea to Clapham Junction

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Battersea—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Clabat two, a new walk from Battersea to Clapham Junction

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Battersea’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2876476922

Lat / Lon

51.47661° / -0.14727°

Easting / Northing

528,763E / 176,923N

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