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Slow Ways linking Chiswick and Acton, Ealing Broadway, Hammersmith, Putney, Richmond-upon-Thames
Great Britain / Greater London / Chiswick
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent 16m||Descent 7m|
||Survey me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 5m||Descent 4m|
||Survey me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 33m||Descent 38m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 10m|
||Survey me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 40m||Descent 15m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 23m||Descent 22m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 41m||Descent 40m|
78% of Chiswick’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
18 people have contributed to Chiswick’s Slow Ways
2 people have pledged to walk and review a route
3 people have surveyed a route in Chiswick
51km out of 51km have been walked and reviewed
174km of reviews have been shared in Chiswick
Walking through Turnham Green was nice, but then once you got onto Barley Mow passage, Bourne Place, and Linden Gardens, there were quite a few cars in the way and no dropped kerb on either side....
GoodGym Emily O
As previously mentioned, the crossing point on the A4 is fine on the northern carriageway for those who can move quickly. On the southern carriageway, there is no crossing, only a railing at the indicated point which prevents pedestrians from crossing the road. The crossing from the southern to northern side of Chiswick High Road also did not line up with a pedestrian crossing, which is available 50m to the west....
- there are a few trees with protruding roots on the pavements between Ealing Broadway and Gunnersbury park making the passage uneven and narrow - usually, the other side of the road is flatter and safe to use in those places - just after exiting Gunnersbury Park the wire netting along the pavement on the left is damaged by overgrown plants - very incautious walkers can potentially get caught by the sharp wire (foot and head level) - there is a toilet in the sports centre in Gunnersbury Park left from the designated path...
GoodGym Sevan pledged to walk Ealchi twoWalk this route
Liz pledged to walk Ricchi twoWalk this route
I walked this from Ealing to Chiswick (really, Turnham Green), on a freeze Saturday afternoon. The ground was frozen, with some snow and slipperyness in places. It's a mostly residential route, with some good parks, Ealing Common, and the bit near the end....
Steps over railways, and by Chiswick bridge; steep bridge in Chiswick park (30%), but there are alternate paths; and the cemeteries, the Thames Path down by Chiswick bridge and Chiswick Park all close at dusk; a level crossing...
Strider surveyed Ealchi oneWalk this route
Strider surveyed Chiput threeWalk this route
I walked from Putney to Chiswick (Turnham Green tube). There is a riverside terraced walk, a walk through Chiswick Park and onto Chiswick Common to Turnham Green tube....
The route takes you across the grass on Ealing Common, but there are paths around the edge if this is a problem for wheels (it can get very soft when in winter)....
- Of course the grounds of the Chiswick House are lovely. I also (somewhat hypocritically, perhaps!) wish the route took you down the Chiswick High Street, which is extremely lovely, instead of behind it through Chiswick Common...
The southern route to Putney from Barnes. Greener than the northern but less of the river....
Steps at Barnes Bridge, and mud on Putney Common, otherwise good paths and pavements throughout. After a short walk along the riverbank, view of Fulham football ground (photo), the route turns inland to follow the Beverley Brook, and then crosses Putney Common (mud, photo), and Barnes Common (photo)....
Only dinged a star because there’s a long middle stretch along a somewhat large and somewhat industrial road that was just slightly less than pleasant to walk along....
Not the most pleasant slow ways route I’ve ever walked, but it definitely does the job of connecting these two points with a safe, direct, and accessible link!...
It's a decent route that makes the most of local green spaces and doesn't have any narrow places or awkward road crossings. I would certainly recommend it (although note from a previous reviewer that it goes through parks that aren't open at night)...
First proper metropolitan route for this mainly rural flāneur, and blimey you like 'em flat and short...Does the business though with a couple of parks and long streets of identical small mansions. I think it could be wheeled all the way....
Good urban route from Acton Central station to Chiswick (Turnham Green station)....
It was fascinating to watch the way Hammersmith dissolves out and Chiswick dissolves in. Plenty of diverting shops - food, groceries, coffee, charity shops, books....
This route crosses Putney Bridge and takes the north side of the Thames to Hammersmith, so it's a bit longer than the alternative Chiput One. Comparing the two I would say I preferred Chiput One (the other one), as it's slightly shorter and greener, there's less time in the polluted Putney Bridge/High Street area, and it crosses the river on the magnificent, and currently traffic free, Hammersmith Bridge. The path turns away from the river at Fullers brewery and crosses the Great West Road (underpass), then heads direct to Chiswick meeting point at Turnham Green station....
It's not an unpleasant walk along King St and the Chiswick High Road....
Slow Ways Darren
The route line goes straight across the North Circular from Crossland Avenue to the common - you will be exceptionally lucky if you can do this. The route finishes with a walk through Acton Green Common, and then goes under a railway bridge to Chiswick Common....
There are some good parts of the route - I especially liked the passageway behind Chiswick High Road, and also the relatively quiet residential approach to Ealing Broadway. - Chiswick High Road (twice): in Chiswick, and especially at Kew Bridge. I'm not sure that, for me, this route quite captures the spirit of Slow Ways, being so indirect, and in addition I felt provoked to a bit of a grump when I had to backtrack to the safe road crossing, which I'd already passed by, at Kew Bridge - so for these reasons I've given only two stars....
Cross the railway at North Sheen station (level crossing) and head past the old Mortlake Brewery towards Chiswick Bridge. Chiswick Bridge has a wide pavement, and it's a pretty good river crossing for pedestrians, great views of the Thames - this is the best place to watch the Boat Race finish. On the Chiswick side of the bridge the pavement narrows: it's only a short section, c 100m, but it's shared with cyclists, and they can go pretty fast as they come downhill off the bridge....
This is a route with plenty of riverside paths (parts of which may flood at high tide), refreshment opportunities, and points of interest. There's no flights of stairs and overall the route is fairly flat and on good paths, even along the river....
Richmond to Chiswick crossing the Thames at Chiswick Bridge. On the Chiswick side of the bridge the route goes down steps to the river and briefly joins the Thames path. Eventually the route crosses the railway at Chiswick Station (stairs) and heads into Chiswick House gardens (closed at dusk)....
Jane Taylor added Ricchi two, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to ChiswickWalk this route
danravenellison surveyed ChiswickView facilities
This is just to add one photograph omitted from the survey I submitted, of a rather narrow alley around 1/2 km from the Richmond end. The alley is about 75 cm wide....
Mrs D surveyed Ricchi oneWalk this route
There's a slightly industrial section in the middle which is not particularly pleasant, but nothing dangerous or difficult to navigate....
Nice route that avoids main roads, and is definitely more scenic that ealchi1, although slightly more difficult to navigate. A couple of things to watch out for. Firstly, the route goes right past Brentford fc's stadium, so might be worth avoiding on match days....
Route may look windy but is actually quite straight forward in person....
Good amenities either end of the route, but you don't pass too many in the middle of the journey. When going through Gunnersbury Park via the north entrance, crossing straight over the field isn't possible due to temporary works, I suggest taking the path on the west side of the park down....
tractiveeffort added Chiput two, a new walk from Chiswick to PutneyWalk this route
tractiveeffort added Chiput three, a new walk from Chiswick to PutneyWalk this route
This route isn’t possible until Hammersmith Bridge is fixed....
Antonyob surveyed ChiswickView facilities
If coming from Putney, carry on past Hammersmith Bridge and cross at Barnes Bridge....
Hammersmith bridge is closed at the moment so you’ve got to continue to Putney Bridge to cross the Thames. It appears unlikely that Hammersmith bridge will be open any time soon. Other than that it’s quite a nice flat route....
Would take a small diversion and go through Ravenscourt Park and the back streets either side of that....
Slow Ways added Actchi one, a new walk from Acton to ChiswickWalk this route
Slow Ways added Chiham one, a new walk from Chiswick to HammersmithWalk this route
Slow Ways added Chiput one, a new walk from Chiswick to PutneyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ealchi one, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to ChiswickWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ealchi two, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to ChiswickWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ricchi one, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to ChiswickWalk this route
Chiswick’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.49486° / -0.25555°
Easting / Northing
521,195E / 178,766N
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