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Ilford

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Slow Ways linking Ilford and Barking, Chigwell, Dagenham, East Ham, Romford, Stratford, Walthamstow

England / Greater London / Ilford

Ilford’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Walk to Ilford from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
Ilford—Chigwell
Ilfchi one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 36m Descent 66m
Ilford—Dagenham
Ilfdag one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 7m Descent 13m
Ilford—Barking
Ilfobar one Pioneer me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 8m
Ilford—Romford
Ilfrom one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 17m Descent 20m
Ilford—Romford
Ilfrom two Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Stratford—Ilford
Strilf one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 24m Descent 17m
Stratford—Ilford
Strilf two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Walthamstow—Ilford
Walilf one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 45m Descent 56m
Walthamstow—Ilford
Walilf two Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

59% of Ilford’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

4/11

surveyed

3/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Ilford’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Ilford

60km out of 73km have been walked and reviewed

142km of reviews have been shared in Ilford

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This night be the most direct route but it is along a very busy main road, not enjoyable. I rather detour a bit along quieter streets...

andrea weyand

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That said, while it's a very practical walk, a few (personal) issues:....

Ingrina

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A pleasant route wandering through quiet residential streets, past a few train stops in between, and some green space....

Ingrina

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Strider surveyed Ilfrom two

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Lots of hustle and bustle alongside a busy car filled road with lots going on. Two is direct with road crossings and street furniture by a busy road for those in a hurry or enjoy shops and cafes....

Strider

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David Sanderson took this photo on Ilfrom two

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There always seems to be something to see, but this gradually peters out as you approach The Havering Stone (a boundary stone). The edge of Romford is comparably leafy and this builds up, as do the buildings, to the Brewery (a shopping centre)....

David Sanderson

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Ilfrom two

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There are two points where there is an element of danger in the road crossings - the worst is Aldborough Road South, where I saw at least one car turning left at speed without indicating....

Hugh Hudson

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Ilford—Romford

David Sanderson added Ilfrom two, a new walk from Ilford to Romford

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David Sanderson took this photo on Strilf two

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Lots of residential areas so a bit dull compared to nearby Slow Ways in part, but varied enough to make up for it....

David Sanderson

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We carry on going as straight as possible through residential streets as far as Woodgrange Road, where we turn left and cross the railway at Forest Gate station, where we cross the road, continue and turn right into Sebert Road, which leads us into the Manor Park cemetery, which is full of interesting monumental masonry....

Hugh Hudson

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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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A short walk along pavement (or 15m North on the common) to another cemetery, lots of interesting gravestones....

Strider

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Walthamstow—Ilford

Strider added Walilf two, a new walk from Walthamstow to Ilford

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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....

Strider

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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....

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Strider surveyed Ilfrom one

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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....

Strider

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Cuts through the backstreets and parks with good accessibility...

bobmatt3

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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....

gabrielhyde

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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....

gabrielhyde

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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....

mamesjayne

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Stratford—Ilford

Liz R added Strilf two, a new walk from Stratford to Ilford

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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....

Pippa Winstanley

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Ilford

danravenellison surveyed Ilford

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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....

Rose

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East Ham—Ilford

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

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Ilford—Chigwell

Slow Ways added Ilfchi one, a new walk from Ilford to Chigwell

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Ilford—Dagenham

Slow Ways added Ilfdag one, a new walk from Ilford to Dagenham

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Ilford—Barking

Slow Ways added Ilfobar one, a new walk from Ilford to Barking

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Ilford—Romford

Slow Ways added Ilfrom one, a new walk from Ilford to Romford

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Stratford—Ilford

Slow Ways added Strilf one, a new walk from Stratford to Ilford

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Walthamstow—Ilford

Slow Ways added Walilf one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Ilford

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Ilford, Mon 27 May

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Ilford’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4360386522

Lat / Lon

51.55931° / 0.07019°

Easting / Northing

543,603E / 186,522N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ilford'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

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