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Slow Ways linking Dulwich and Brixton, Catford, Crystal Palace, Peckham, West Dulwich

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Dulwich’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
Brixton—Dulwich
Bridul one

Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 18m Descent 5m
Brixton—Dulwich
Bridul two Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Dulwich—Catford
Dulcat one

Review me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 97m Descent 106m
Dulwich—Catford
Dulcat two Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 110m Descent 119m
Dulwich—Catford
Dulcat four Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 59m Descent 71m
Dulwich—Crystal Palace
Dulcry one Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 112m Descent 61m
Dulwich—Crystal Palace
Dulcry two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 87m Descent 39m
Dulwich—Peckham
Dulpec one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 28m Descent 10m
West Dulwich—Dulwich
Wesdul one Survey me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent 2m Descent 6m

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Collective progress

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

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9/9

reviewed

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surveyed

7/9

verified

16 people have contributed to Dulwich’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Dulwich

39km out of 39km have been walked and reviewed

128km of reviews have been shared in Dulwich

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The works are to a bridge and are temporary so no need to do another route as this is very good when do-able....

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Short and sweet route....

Strider

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Dulwich

Daisy C surveyed Dulwich

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This is a lovely (and little) walk linking pretty (and pricey) Dulwich Village to West Dulwich station under a mile away. Almost immediately after the "village" ends the route turns down Gallery Road which is bordered by a community orchard, several visually enticing playing fields (if you ignore the discrete Private Land signs) and, of course, Dulwich Picture Gallery and grounds. Then it goes through charming Belair Park and exits opposite West Dulwich station station, the end point, avoiding a trudge along the notoriously busy A206 / South Circular Road....

Daisy C

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Graham Wright surveyed Bridul one

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Mary Oz surveyed Bridul two

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Mary Oz surveyed Dulcat four

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I like the choice to take the green space path near Brixton, which is far enough away from the main roads to offer some quiet away from motor noises....

Ingrina

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Bridul two

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From Dulwich Village, we walk west along Turney Road, then right onto Burbage Road and left at Half Moon Lane to reach the junction outside Herne Hill station, We cross under the railway and use the crossing over Norwood Road to enter Brockley Park, where we take the right hand path past the lido....

Hugh Hudson

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Soon we were at the section that differs from BriDul1, by following a quieter road then branching off through a strip of parkland, which, although narrow, makes you forget the nearby road and traffic....

Mary Oz

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Brixton—Dulwich

Mary Oz added Bridul two, a new walk from Brixton to Dulwich

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The route successfully achieved its aim of avoiding hills, but perversely I took a diversion off the route, past where my grandmother had lived and went up a hill that I remember from childhood, with a good view over the city skyline....

Mary Oz

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We modified our route slightly to accommodate MikeIn Brixton's suggested improvements, and Mary has uploaded the route we walked as Bridul 2. I will put a more detailed review with pictures on the new route....

Hugh Hudson

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From Catford station, we take the road underneath and to the left of Catford Road across the river Ravensbourne then follow the road left between the two railways. From Manwood Road our route is almost dead straight for quite a long way, but mixes quiet streets with pedestrian alleyways and a cycletrack bridge over the London to Brighton railway....

Hugh Hudson

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Dulwich—Catford

Gerald Kuan Soong Sim pledged to walk Dulcat two

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Brixton—Dulwich

Gerald Kuan Soong Sim pledged to walk Bridul one

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Brixton—Dulwich

Joao Fernandes pledged to walk Bridul one

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Brixton—Dulwich

Joao Fernandes pledged to walk Bridul one

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Another enjoyable Slow Way, walking from Dulwich Village to Catford via East Dulwich, Nunhead and Crofton Park....

Daisy C

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Dulwich—Catford

Daisy C added Dulcat four, a new walk from Dulwich to Catford

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A nice and short walk connecting Dulwich Village and Brixton - unfortunately a lot is on pavements which is somewhat unavoidable. Nonetheless, a practical route that offers plenty of opportunities for further exploration both in Brockwell Park and Brixton itself....

Callum Reay

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Certainly a hilly route for London - perhaps an alternative route would avoid ascending One Tree Hill as there are a significant number of steps. If you're looking for a break halfway Dulwich Picture Gallery has both great art and a nice cafe!...

Callum Reay

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A great slice of London life, including Brockwell Park....

danravenellison

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LOVE the views across the city from the parks and especially One Tree Hill - one of my favourites in London for sure....

danravenellison

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It provides a very straightforward route along roads to enable the walker to get from A to B, without having to worry about green spaces being shut or possible safety issues after dark. It's really not a bad walk at all, taking us through the leafy and affluent Dulwich Village and ending at a bookshop. Bonus!...

Intrepid Rabbit

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Really green and goes through lots of interesting areas, Sydenham wood is a fantastic place. As others have said it basically follows the green chain walk route and that is probably the best option to make navigation easy...

Dannyash

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Dulwich—Crystal Palace

Daisy C added Dulcry two, a new walk from Dulwich to Crystal Palace

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Sydenham Hill train station is about 800m off route, down Low Cross Wood Lane (off Cres. Wd Rd). Crystal Palace bus station is about 500m uphill from Crystal Palace Station and there are bus stops at Dulwich Common/Lordship Lane, Sydenham Hill/Wells Park Road or Westwood Hill/Sydenham Hill....

Daisy C

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There were only a few parts where there are narrow gates to go through and stairs through Sydenham Woods....

Ingrina

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Passes the Dulwich Picture Gallery where you can go through the gardens to avoid a little of the road...

Dannyash

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Dulwich aka Dulwich Village tends to be expensive and West Dulwich railway station has little to offer in that way either....

Intrepid Rabbit

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Intrepid Rabbit took this photo on Wesdul one

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Enjoyable walk, mainly through green spaces. This was my first Slow Ways walk and I realised that I couldn't entirely rely on the map from the website, which could be misleading at times....

Intrepid Rabbit

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Intrepid Rabbit took this photo on Dulcat two

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Instead the route goes through the ever-popular Dulwich Park (which has public toilets and a cafe), then follows the Green Chain through Dulwich Woods down to Crystal Palace Park. At Wells Park Road, an alternative to following the Green Chain into Hillcrest Wood (which has one very steep section) is to continue for another 100 metres and turn right to go through Wells Park - one of the prettiest parks in the area (it has toilets as well)....

Teeds

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Leaving Blythe Hill the route goes through Honor Oak Park, which has plenty of shops and cafes, and passes the overground station. Then it's uphill again. The path up and over One Tree Hill is tarmacked but steep and eventually turns into steps. There are three reasons why it is essential to stop at the summit:. Crossing the road you enter Brenchley Gardens, a linear park which follows the route of a former railway line. However, a better route exists: Dulcat Two, which takes you through the cemetery, then along Overhill Road, and finally through the magnificent Dulwich Park...

Teeds

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A straightforward route which keeps off the road as much as is possible but inevitably involves a fair percentage of pavement walking....

Dave4

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From Forest Hill Road, then route turns onto the Green Chain Walk through Brenchley Gardens; the path here is uneven. The route currently bypasses Ravensbourne Park Gardens but if you wanted to add some extra greenery this is a nice little park with a small play area....

shedges

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Dulwich also has a good (if fancy) selection of cafes, shops and restaurants and the nearby art gallery and park would make a nice detour (there are public toilets in the park)....

shedges

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Apart from the section through Brockwell Park it is on roadside pavements, but there are no practical alternatives which avoid roads. It is largely flat and the route is paved the whole way, with the only obstacles being curbs at road crossings. It only gets 3 stars from me because it is not very interesting or scenic, but no alternatives would be any different....

David Livesley

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This is a perfectly satisfactory route between Dulwich Village and West Dulwich station. Apart from the section through the park it is on roadside pavements, but there are no practical alternatives which avoid roads. It is largely flat and the route is paved the whole way, with the only obstacles being curbs at road crossings....

David Livesley

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i'd use this again in order to keep away from a busier route, its fairly direct and safe and the route is easy to follow....

JWAUBORN

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Easy to follow and direct while taking in as much green spaces as possible including a nice park area with a small river/pond. You go past plenty of pubs/cafes/restaurants in Dulwich and it has the station at one end of the route. Easy to follow on from to get into Peckham where you have further connections....

JWAUBORN

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A nice route between the two points once you reach Brockwell Park. Following that it is quiet residential roads to Dulwich....

Dannyash

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A short section through Greendale Fields is a welcome bit of green space. Good options for stop off points for food/drink...

Dannyash

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It would be better to start out from Brixton by walking through St Matthews Church Yard and then go down Rush Common and turn left into Brixton Water Lane and pick up the route - much preferable to walking down Effra Road....

MikeInBrixton

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Brixton—Dulwich

Slow Ways added Bridul one, a new walk from Brixton to Dulwich

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Dulwich—Catford

Slow Ways added Dulcat one, a new walk from Dulwich to Catford

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Dulwich—Catford

Slow Ways added Dulcat two, a new walk from Dulwich to Catford

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Dulwich—Crystal Palace

Slow Ways added Dulcry one, a new walk from Dulwich to Crystal Palace

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Dulwich—Peckham

Slow Ways added Dulpec one, a new walk from Dulwich to Peckham

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West Dulwich—Dulwich

Slow Ways added Wesdul one, a new walk from West Dulwich to Dulwich

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Dulwich’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ3313374165

Lat / Lon

51.45083° / -0.08541°

Easting / Northing

533,133E / 174,165N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Dulwich's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

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Bothy

Free wifi

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Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

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