Slow Ways linking Dalston and Angel, Bethnal Green, Highbury & Islington Station, Liverpool Street Station, Stratford, Walthamstow, Wood Green
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 9m||Descent 23m|
||Survey me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 17m||Descent 38m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 12m||Descent 5m|
||Survey me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 21m||Descent 36m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 37m||Descent 40m|
||Survey me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 21m||Descent 24m|
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
||Enjoy me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 5m||Descent 19m|
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
||Enjoy me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
||Review me||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
Liverpool Street Station—Dalston
||Survey me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 12m||Descent 7m|
||Review me||Distance 7km/5mi||Ascent 39m||Descent 36m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
83% of Dalston’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
19 people have contributed to Dalston’s Slow Ways
2 people have pledged to walk and review a route
6 people have surveyed a route in Dalston
59km out of 59km have been walked and reviewed
172km of reviews have been shared in Dalston
I enjoyed this route, it goes ‘behind the scenes’ away from the main roads, in a part of London developed about 200 years ago. The path alongside the New River was closed for restoration but it was easy enough to follow along the streets. It is a bit indirect and for anyone wanting to go ‘straight there’ it may be better to use Higdal Three....
This is a great route and quite accessible; although there are some steep ramps over foot bridges, and a low bridge (1.5m high) to duck under....
Slow Ways Darren
Some very nice excursions towards local parks (Colebrooke Gardens, Union Street, Wilton Square etc), and some great spots to stop for a coffee or refreshments (we recommend The ARC Centre cafe on Packington Street)....
Peter van Tongeren pledged to walk Dalwal twoWalk this route
A really great route that mostly goes through green spaces and backroads! Defo recommend...
Simon Fitzmaurice pledged to walk Angdal twoWalk this route
This is a great route going through plenty of green space, along the river and past the marshes and through Hackney Downs too. There is a low bridge that many people will have to stoop to walk under at the marshes end of Coppermill Lane....
This makes a difference when you get to Mare Street - I followed the pavement and to cross Mare Street you need to walk south about 50 metres to get to a Pelikan crossing and then it makes more sense to walk down Wadeson Street rather than doubling back to go down Vyner Street....
I feel a little mean giving this only 3 stars as it is a perfectly pleasant walk with some interesting stretches such as the New River walk. Perfectly safe and pleasant, but next time I'd probably just walk the simpler short distance up St Paul's Road and join the New River Path from there....
A picturesque route avoiding busy roads, much of which is along the attractive Regents Canal towpath. Just as you finally leave/enter the canal path at Angle, its worth having a peer down the mile long canal tunnel (no towpath, so looking only)....
Most of the route passes through Georgian and early Victorian grand terraces and squares with wide, quiet roads....
The GPX though London Fields park is slightly more circuitous than it need be, but line of sight to the Broadway market corner makes it easy to follow a slightly more direct route along the paths....
A great urban SlowWay being direct, largely away from motor traffic, full of interesting urban detail and variety....
mtormey added Higdal three, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to DalstonWalk this route
It's very snakey, which just is a bit annoying because I had to be constantly watching my phone to ensure I stayed on the route....
My only beef is that there's SO many places where this route favours quiet streets or green spaces instead of directness....
I thought I'd attempt the walk that just follows the main road direct between these two points to see how it was....
A really enjoyable walk that takes in the marshes, River Lee, and Millfields Park and Hackney Down green spaces. The route is mainly paved or gravel track, however parts of Hackney Marsh are grassland....
The only change I would have made is using Duncan Street near Angel, to not have to go past the really busy A501/City Road for a little bit. The nicest bit was the canal....
I enjoyed this mostly quiet and easy to follow route. The only place I had to do some navigating on my own was in St Paul's Gardens just like the other reviewer....
You do have to pay attention getting onto the canal from Angel, I find, but once you're there it's easy autopilot walking with a lot of buddleia!...
A great route, dodging rainclouds from the super-shiny world of Stratford and Westfield, through the still-very-neat Olympic park with Anish Kapoor's Orbit tower, over East London canals and touching on Fish Island....
Easy to navigate, past the old Moleman house on the corner of Mortimer Road (Google it!), across the canal, past where the all-drinks-are-99p bar used to be in Old Street, and all of a sudden you're in through the bankers' back door of Liverpool St Station. Memory lane!...
The route was flat and mostly through parks. Quite easy to navigate...
After some busy streets there are suburban roads before Hackney Downs. More suburban roads then the canal....
Opening Hours: Finsbury Park is open all day and night, but Clissold Park and Butterfield Green close shortly after sunset, so a detour would be needed for nighttime walking....
Strider surveyed Woodal twoWalk this route
Strider added Woodal two, a new walk from Wood Green to DalstonWalk this route
Strider surveyed Higdal twoWalk this route
Strider added Higdal two, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to DalstonWalk this route
Around the corner there is a small park, then further on along quiet roads is the entrance to the New River Walk, a lovely meander alongside the river....
From busy Dalston Station (shops & cafes) there is a busy urban road, turn right past a church to Butterfield Green a lovely park, then a play space and another small park before another road, a quiet one this time. Exiting the park another wide quiet road leads to Finsbury Park a large open park with lots of sports facilities....
Strider surveyed Higdal oneWalk this route
Strider surveyed Dalbet oneWalk this route
Alongside a Park past a museum (closed atm) the into quiet back streets through well kept housing estates down to the canal....
The high street by Dalston station is busy and has many shops, but you are soon away on a long quiet road. Having got used to the quiet streets, emerging close to Highbury Corner is an assault on the senses....
The route takes you through London Fields and Victoria Park which are easy to navigate and beautiful to walk through....
Slow Ways Darren
Good route, direct, follows fairly quiet, attractive back roads, and ignores the obvious direct route up the A10. Routes via de Beauvoir town, Hoxton, and Shoreditch. Plenty of refreshments on the way....
The section of Well Street used is a main thoroughfare out of London so frequently very busy with traffic so I would suggest a detour to avoid it: travelling from Stratford - after Well Street Common and Church Crescent I would turn right into Terrace Road, left into Elsdale Street, left into Loddiges Road and across Mare Street into London Lane....
It's not as direct as walking down busy Kingsland Road and Shoreditch High Street, but it's much quieter and less polluted....
Stuart surveyed Dalwal oneWalk this route
Be aware that Walthamstow marshes get very wet and in winter can be completely flooded. Also dogs are not allowed across and there is a kissing gate at the far end....
Stuart added Dalwal two, a new walk from Dalston to WalthamstowWalk this route
danravenellison surveyed DalstonView facilities
email@example.com added Angdal two, a new walk from Angel to DalstonWalk this route
Quiet back street route, good on foot or bike though I slightly prefer going via Northchurch and Culford Roads with their pretty front gardens. Either way stop for coffee at Dalston in the back yard of the Dusty Knuckle bakery https://g.co/kgs/qnbYZ2....
Direct but relatively quiet route, as it follows along one of the core cycle routes in London (CS1) so limited through traffic on these roads...
v199629 surveyed Woodal oneWalk this route
Therefore, it is not the most pleasant walk (the section on the main road) but the parks and residential bits are fine....
Slow Ways added Angdal one, a new walk from Angel to DalstonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Dalbet one, a new walk from Dalston to Bethnal GreenWalk this route
Slow Ways added Dalstr one, a new walk from Dalston to StratfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Dalwal one, a new walk from Dalston to WalthamstowWalk this route
Slow Ways added Higdal one, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to DalstonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Livdal one, a new walk from Liverpool Street Station to DalstonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Woodal one, a new walk from Wood Green to DalstonWalk this route
Dalston’s Slow Ways starting point
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51.54618° / -0.07509°
Easting / Northing
533,571E / 184,787N
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