Connect East Ham with Slow Ways

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East Ham

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Slow Ways linking East Ham and Barking, Ilford, North Woolwich, Plaistow, Stratford

England / Greater London / East Ham

East Ham’s five Slow Ways are 70% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 2/5

Help connect East Ham

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to East Ham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
East Ham—Barking
Easbar one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 9m Descent 8m
East Ham—Ilford
Easilf two Pioneer me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 13m Descent 18m
East Ham—Ilford
Easilf three Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 17m Descent 19m
East Ham—North Woolwich
Easnor one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 20m Descent 12m
East Ham—North Woolwich
Easnor two Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 38m Descent 44m
Plaistow—East Ham
Plaeas one

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 11m Descent 5m
Plaistow—East Ham
Plaeas two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 15m Descent 7m
Stratford—East Ham
Streas one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 7m Descent 4m
Stratford—East Ham
Streas two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 14m Descent 8m

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Collective progress

56% of East Ham’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

2/9

verified

6 people have contributed to East Ham’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in East Ham

30km out of 39km have been walked and reviewed

44km of reviews have been shared in East Ham

Latest Updates

There is a possible alternative which would go through central Barking and the Abbey grounds, with a short stretch along the Roding; but this option is serviceable and short....

Jane Taylor

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Nicely angled to enjoyed prolonged wintry sunsets. West Ham Park was lovely and there were several other treats. It's only a little shorter than StrEas 1, lengths are just above/below 4.5km....

Daisy C

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Stratford—East Ham

Daisy C added Streas two, a new walk from Stratford to East Ham

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Busy Barking Road, buildings from East Ham's heyday and lovely cooking smells. I tested from North Woolwich to Gallions Reach Retail Park in January 2023 (overlap with some other Slow Ways) and from Gallions Roundabout to East Ham in December 2023....

Daisy C

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This is an easy pleasant route to follow with lots of facilities. The Greenway path is a shared cycle route, but has plenty of space....

Liz R

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I particularly enjoyed the meadows in Little Ilford Park. And although it is alongside the N Circular the noise is muffled by trees. I would choose it again over EasIlf 2....

Daisy C

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East Ham—Ilford

Daisy C added Easilf three, a new walk from East Ham to Ilford

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East Ham—North Woolwich

Daisy C added Easnor two, a new walk from East Ham to North Woolwich

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It's not likely I'll walk it again but it's a solid 3/5 and it'll get you from A to B. But adding the riverside path also adds bigger nastier roads, and once I was there I could see the constant traffic on one of those roads from the Roding footbridge....

Daisy C

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I do wonder if an alternate route between Stratford Station and Shirley Road that avoids walking along Broadway would be an idea - going via the north perimeter of Stratford Park - might add a bit of scenery as well as being quieter....

Becky OB

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Dan Barron surveyed Easbar one

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Dan Barron surveyed Streas one

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Plaistow—East Ham

Daisy C added Plaeas two, a new walk from Plaistow to East Ham

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Like any possible route connecting East Ham and Barking this has to deal with a few big roads including crossing the North Circular so it is not the quietest but it is short and is has a small segment where it crosses the River Roding. It might be possible to re-route this and extend it slightly with more of a walk along the Roding to make a nicer walk. To cross the North Circular you take a bridge with sloping steps going up either side, the East Ham side is steeper....

Dan Barron

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West Ham Park closes at night but it has toilets including accessible toilets and a water fountain....

Dan Barron

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A much better route is to head south east on the Greenway and come off at Boundary Road and wiggle through the smaller streets to Central Park East Ham. That way also takes you past a community orchard near Newham General Hospital...

Kate Shurety

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This is an inner city route mainly on quiet tree lined residential streets....

Liz R

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EllieP surveyed East Ham

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East Ham—Barking

Slow Ways added Easbar one, a new walk from East Ham to Barking

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East Ham—Ilford

Slow Ways added Easilf two, a new walk from East Ham to Ilford

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East Ham—North Woolwich

Slow Ways added Easnor one, a new walk from East Ham to North Woolwich

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Plaistow—East Ham

Slow Ways added Plaeas one, a new walk from Plaistow to East Ham

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Stratford—East Ham

Slow Ways added Streas one, a new walk from Stratford to East Ham

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East Ham, Wed 19 June

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East Ham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4236084220

Lat / Lon

51.53894° / 0.05134°

Easting / Northing

542,360E / 184,220N

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Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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