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Slow Ways linking Canada Water and Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Lewisham, London Bridge Station, Peckham

England / Greater London / Canada Water

Canada Water’s five Slow Ways are 90% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Canada Water—Greenwich
Canagree one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 35m Descent 37m
Canada Water—Greenwich
Canagree two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 61m Descent 61m
Canada Water—Canary Wharf
Cancan one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 20m Descent 17m
Canada Water—Lewisham
Canlew one

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 19m Descent 15m
Canada Water—Lewisham
Canlew two Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 54m Descent 49m
London Bridge Station—Canada Water
Loncan one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 20m Descent 20m
London Bridge Station—Canada Water
Loncan two Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 8m Descent 9m
Peckham—Canada Water
Peccan one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 14m Descent 9m
Peckham—Canada Water
Peccan two Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

78% of Canada Water’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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6/9

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14 people have contributed to Canada Water’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Canada Water

42km out of 42km have been walked and reviewed

130km of reviews have been shared in Canada Water

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A good walk with lots of shops restaurants and views across the Thames....

Strider

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If the route seems a little indirect on occasion its because it avoids steps and is very well suited for wheelchairs....

Strider

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This is a very enjoyable way of walking between Canada Water and Lewisham....

Charles Hedley

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Not as nice as the other Canada Water-Peckham walk, walking mainly along busy roads....

Loz Flowers

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Several nice green spaces between various building sites at Peckham, Old Kent Road and Canada Water. It can be quiet between Surrey Canal Road and Oldfield Grove. There are no access issues....

Loz Flowers

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A pleasant walk through old warehouses and following Thames Path. Very accessible with flat cobblestones. Nice views of the river....

Lizbiz70

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Some nice green areas but a lot of pavements and twist and turns....

Lizbiz70

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Peccan two

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After the park, it follows quite back streets to end up on a path alongside a railway with a great view of the South East London Combined Heat & Power plant (photo #3), where it then soon goes past a football ground....

Derick Rethans

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The most spectacular include Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, but in the dark the towers of the City and Docklands look especially good. The bright side of light pollution....

Daisy C

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It links a chain of parks and docks and uses riverside paths and generously landscaped footways through residential areas....

Daisy C

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This 3.5k route starts off quite busy between London Bridge station and Tower Bridge, but once you pass all the tourists (on the weekends), you end up on a lovely route that is side by side with the cycle route to Canada Water. There are a few traffic spots and roads to cross to watch out for, but on a nice day this route can be done in 30-40 minutes on foot. I would walk it again and it's as safe as any walking route in London....

Samuel Lefevre

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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....

Strider

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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....

Strider

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It's a relaxing mixture of quiet back streets, Thames Path, green and blue spaces before arriving in historic, bustling Greenwich....

Intrepid Rabbit

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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....

Intrepid Rabbit

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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....

Intrepid Rabbit

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Intrepid Rabbit took this photo on Canlew two

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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....

Intrepid Rabbit

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Intrepid Rabbit took this photo on Peccan two

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Very pleasant route through the docks in Rotherhithe and along the river. Mostly traffic free....

Charles Hedley

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Lovely route along the river, mostly traffic free....

Charles Hedley

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More direct route than Loncan one along a busy road....

Charles Hedley

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Canada Water—Greenwich

Andrew added Canagree two, a new walk from Canada Water to Greenwich

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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)....

JHWalking

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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....

Andrew

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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....

Andrew

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Canada Water—Lewisham

Andrew added Canlew two, a new walk from Canada Water to Lewisham

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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....

porcovolente

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The ferry could be quite expensive (£4.60) for a short journey and does not always operate....

v199629

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Peckham—Canada Water

jonny added Peccan two, a new walk from Peckham to Canada Water

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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....

porcovolente

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Apart from the section going Lower Road near Canada Water, this is a nice walk along the river....

Steff

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The pavements can get busy, but otherwise there should be no issues navigating with a wheelchair or buggy....

Steff

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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....

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Canada Water—Greenwich

Slow Ways added Canagree one, a new walk from Canada Water to Greenwich

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Canada Water—Canary Wharf

Slow Ways added Cancan one, a new walk from Canada Water to Canary Wharf

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Canada Water—Lewisham

Slow Ways added Canlew one, a new walk from Canada Water to Lewisham

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London Bridge Station—Canada Water

Slow Ways added Loncan one, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Canada Water

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London Bridge Station—Canada Water

Slow Ways added Loncan two, a new walk from London Bridge Station to Canada Water

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Peckham—Canada Water

Slow Ways added Peccan one, a new walk from Peckham to Canada Water

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Canada Water, Wed 17 July

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Canada Water’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3548579439

Lat / Lon

51.49766° / -0.04956°

Easting / Northing

535,485E / 179,439N

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