|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 37m|
||Review me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 61m||Descent 61m|
Canada Water—Canary Wharf
||Enjoy me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 20m||Descent 17m|
||Review me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 19m||Descent 15m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 54m||Descent 49m|
London Bridge Station—Canada Water
||Survey me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 20m||Descent 20m|
London Bridge Station—Canada Water
||Verify me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 8m||Descent 9m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 4km/3mi||Ascent 14m||Descent 9m|
||Verify me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
Canada Water’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.49766° / -0.04956°
Easting / Northing
535,485E / 179,439N
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I walked from Canary Warf to Canada Water. The walk starts alongside the Wharf between glass towers, then a detour, the way is temporarily blocked (I took the orange line on the map photo) but there are alternative ways to get to Canary Wharf Pier to catch the ferry across the river to the Double Tree Hilton. There is then a conical hill which if 60 steps does not put you off has amazing views of the surrounding city....
This is a series of busy streets, walkways and cycle paths joining three parks. A lovely walk with plenty to hold your attention or distract the eye; bustling highstreets, quiet roads, open fields; tarmac paths and lovely green spaces; markets and supermarkets....
It's a relaxing mixture of quiet back streets, Thames Path, green and blue spaces before arriving in historic, bustling Greenwich....
I would get onto the Thames Path as soon as possible, once you either leave London Bridge Station, or, as I did, get off a bus....
After a very unpromising start - busy, major roads and a bus terminus to negotiate, things improved significantly as I walked through quiet back streets and estates, and a series of green spaces, including alongside the Ravensbourne and around Greenland Dock. Plenty of shops and other facilities at either end of the route....
Straight forward route involving foot paths, parks and quiet roads. There is one section that goes past an industrial estate and Millwall football stadium which may not be safe to walk at night because it feels quite isolated. Otherwise, no obvious problems....
Very pleasant route through the docks in Rotherhithe and along the river. Mostly traffic free....
Lovely route along the river, mostly traffic free....
More direct route than Loncan one along a busy road....
Highrise61 added Canagree two, a new walk from Canada Water to GreenwichWalk this route
Close to Canada Water there are steps up to Surrey Quays Road which can be avoided with a simple detour around the Decathlon building (follow the lake past the Decathlon store entrance, turn left along the service road to rejoin the mapped route on Surrey Quays Road). The only busy main road is a short stretch along Evelyn Street - this can be avoided with a detour through Sayes Court Park (from Grove Street turn left into the park, follow the Thames Path signs ahead and right emerging into Sayes Court Street. Head straight on towards the main road, rejoining the mapped route at Prince Street)....
For the second two-thirds (between Greenland Dock and Greenwich), the route follows the Thames Path National Trail, and National Cycle Route 4, and is well signposted and waymarked....
As noted by a previous reviewer, there are significant sections alongside very busy main roads, in particular between Surrey Quays Station and Folkestone Gardens (Lower Road, Bush Road and Trundleys Road), and the A2 New Cross Road....
Highrise61 added Canlew two, a new walk from Canada Water to LewishamWalk this route
There is a lot of construction work around Canada Water and the route was blocked by a small diversion shortly after the start, then I found that there is no footpath along the route indicated on Deal Porters Way - the route needs to be changed to follow the other side of the large car park along the edge of Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. There are plenty of public transport options all through the route which passes by Surrey Quays, New Cross, Deptford Bridge and Elverson Road stations....
The ferry could be quite expensive (£4.60) for a short journey and does not always operate....
jonny added Peccan two, a new walk from Peckham to Canada WaterWalk this route
The only downside of it is the need to use a ferry to cross the Thames for which you will have to pay, and should this be out of service for any reason then the route is impossible. I started from Canary Wharf and the first part of the route is identical to 'Betcan' until you get to the ferry. There are a couple of points where you need to ignore the signposts for Canada Water if you want to follow the Slow Ways route - I had to retrace my steps a couple of times because of this....
Apart from the section going Lower Road near Canada Water, this is a nice walk along the river....
The pavements can get busy, but otherwise there should be no issues navigating with a wheelchair or buggy....
Traffic is very light and there are lots of pedestrians and cyclists using the road, so I don’t see this as a big issue....
Slow Ways added Canagree one, a new walk from Canada Water to GreenwichWalk this route
Slow Ways added Cancan one, a new walk from Canada Water to Canary WharfWalk this route
Slow Ways added Canlew one, a new walk from Canada Water to LewishamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Loncan one, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Canada WaterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Loncan two, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Canada WaterWalk this route