Progress towards triple-checked route options for Ilford’s seven Slow Ways: 43%
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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 Ilford from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 4km/2mi||Ascent 16m||Descent 21m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 13m||Descent 18m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 36m||Descent 66m|
||Review me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 7m||Descent 13m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 3km/2mi||Ascent 5m||Descent 8m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 17m||Descent 20m|
||Double check||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 24m||Descent 17m|
||Verify me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Survey me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 45m||Descent 56m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
50% of Ilford’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
6 people have contributed to Ilford’s Slow Ways
0 people have pledged to walk and review a route
3 people have surveyed a route in Ilford
47km out of 65km have been walked and reviewed
79km of reviews have been shared in Ilford
Strider surveyed Strilf twoWalk this route
A short walk along pavement (or 15m North on the common) to another cemetery, lots of interesting gravestones....
Strider surveyed Walilf twoWalk this route
Strider added Walilf two, a new walk from Walthamstow to IlfordWalk this route
You can't cross the Greenman Roundabout following a straight line, you can't go through Henry Reynolds Gardens, the gates are locked on the North side, you Can't walk through Bush Wood in a straight line, the path past The Heronry Pond does not go through the woods, the way across and out of Wanstead Park is inaccurate. But if you can find your way, the walk goes through some nice roads and lots of green space....
After a busy road the path goes through quiet streets to trendy Walthamstow Village with few cars. This is followed by a long cycle path past Whipps Cross Hospital between parkland and a busy road....
Strider surveyed Ilfrom oneWalk this route
There is a nice new station followed by a nice pedestrian shopping precinct in Ilford. Then a long straight residential road, Goodmayes Park, then a long straight residential road, an unnecessary detour through Valence park then a long straight residential road followed by a long straight residential road....
Cuts through the backstreets and parks with good accessibility...
It's the route you would take anyway if you didn't know that there was a better alternative than the main road between Stratford and Ilford....
For the next one and a half miles, the route is on mostly quiet residential streets, apart from short stretches or crossings of busier roads. The next half mile or so is along quiet residential streets and along the south edge of the Manor Park section of Wanstead Flats. At the east end of the footpath, the route cuts down to the very busy A118 Romford Road, for the last half mile to Ilford station....
Bit eerie at the beginning sandwiched between the cemetery and the abandoned allotments, but worth it for the chance to explore Wanstead park and Hollow pond, and a nice finish through the Walthamstow village area....
Liz R added Strilf two, a new walk from Stratford to IlfordWalk this route
Quiet route, picking up lovely stretches of green in the area. You can also go off the route to explore Hollow Ponds and Wanstead park - both favourite spots of ours in the local area....
danravenellison surveyed IlfordView facilities
This is a great route given how densely populated/ urban the surrounding area is. A large part is off-road through Wanstead Park and other parts of Epping Forest, which are lovely. The start and finish sections are unavoidably on roads, although most of the way in Walthamstow is on quiet, pleasant streets with plenty of cafe stop opportunities....
Slow Ways added Easilf one, a new walk from East Ham to IlfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Easilf two, a new walk from East Ham to IlfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilfchi one, a new walk from Ilford to ChigwellWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilfdag one, a new walk from Ilford to DagenhamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilfobar one, a new walk from Ilford to BarkingWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ilfrom one, a new walk from Ilford to RomfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Strilf one, a new walk from Stratford to IlfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Walilf one, a new walk from Walthamstow to IlfordWalk this route
Ilford’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.55931° / 0.07019°
Easting / Northing
543,603E / 186,522N
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