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Mitcham

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Slow Ways linking Mitcham and Croydon, Norbury, St Helier, Streatham, Sutton, Tooting, Wallington, Wimbledon

England / Greater London / Mitcham

Mitcham’s eight Slow Ways are 59% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 5/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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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 Mitcham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Mitcham—Croydon
Mitcro one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 47m Descent 8m
Mitcham—Croydon
Mitcro two Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Mitcham—Norbury
Mitnor one Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 18m Descent 4m
Mitcham—Norbury
Mitnor two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Mitcham—Streatham
Mitstr one Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 33m Descent 12m
Mitcham—Wallington
Mitwal one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 8m Descent 41m
Mitcham—Wallington
Mitwal two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 35m Descent 70m
St Helier—Mitcham
Sthmit one

Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 23m Descent 5m
St Helier—Mitcham
Sthmit two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Sutton—Mitcham
Sutmit one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Sutton—Mitcham
Sutmit two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 21m Descent 66m
Tooting—Mitcham
Toomit one

Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 3m Descent 6m
Wimbledon—Mitcham
Wimmit one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 16m Descent 12m

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Collective progress

58% of Mitcham’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

12/13

reviewed

0/13

surveyed

5/13

verified

9 people have contributed to Mitcham’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Mitcham

60km out of 67km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in Mitcham

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After leaving Mitcham, you following Love lane along the route, and some footpaths to end up at a church (photo #1). Passing a slightly dodgy industrial estate, you cross the tram tracks at Belgrave Walk, before ending alongside Morden Road for a short while....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Sthmit two

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Mitcro two

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After leaving the busy shopping streets, a small section through some alleyways (photo #1) (with fly-tipping and cats, photo #2) you end up going along/through Croydon Cemetery. After that, part two takes you along (and up) Mitcham Common, with some good views (photo #3), grass, and a bunch of crows (photo #4)....

Derick Rethans

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I expected a good route given the amount of green space but Mitcham Cricket Green was rather pretty, the back alley path in Mitcham greener and better than expected and particularly the birding at Beddington Farmlands pushed this all the way up to 5 stars....

Daisy C

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I started in Croydon and it was a long stretch of fairly busy roads, but busy with pedestrians rather traffic....

Daisy C

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Take the diagonal path across the second green area from the Cricket Green lane which goes directly to the pedestrian crossing. Pedestrian lights at Wallington Green to cross the A232....

JohnMyerson

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Mitcham—Wallington

JohnMyerson added Mitwal two, a new walk from Mitcham to Wallington

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Crossing roads easy at traffic lights mainly....

JohnMyerson

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Good direct route with a mix of urban streets, paths, and some parkland. I had a cup of tea at the cafe next to the entrance to Ravensbury Park, then skidaddled all the way to St Helier station non-stop....

Jane Taylor

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St Helier—Mitcham

Jane Taylor added Sthmit two, a new walk from St Helier to Mitcham

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I found myself facing a dead end, and while scratching my head working out an alternative route, someone drew my attention to a footpath alongside the nearby park. It’s not much of a tweak, but I’ve made Mitnor Two which incorporates the correction to the dead end problem, and also routes through Streatham Vale Park, which I enjoyed. Will flag this version as a ‘no’....

Jane Taylor

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Wholly urban walk connecting two busy south London areas. Mostly residential streets, pavements; a few traffic free sections. There are steps at Mitcham Eastfields station (photo)....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Mitnor two

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Mitcham—Norbury

Jane Taylor added Mitnor two, a new walk from Mitcham to Norbury

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On the plus side, it connects South Wimbledon station (Northern line) into the Slow Ways network, and links it with Wimbledon station (District line, trams and mainline rail)....

Jane Taylor

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Paths are mixed - urban pavements, footpaths and some steep, some uneven, and when I walked some soggy muddy patches on the Common....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Mitcro two

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Mitcham—Croydon

Jane Taylor added Mitcro two, a new walk from Mitcham to Croydon

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I was looking forward to giving a 3rd positive review and validate the route - but - there is a building site where the route should go, and so, like the previous reviewers, I found myself walking along the river Wandle in Ravensbury Park. Since this is clearly the preferred routing, I think the time has come to make it ‘official’, and I’ll put up a new route option....

Jane Taylor

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Toomit one

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Crossing at Tooting Station is easy but not Longley Road at its junction....

JohnMyerson

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I also went through Ravensbury Park before crossing Morden Road to Belgrave Walk which adds a short distance. Shops at each end....

JohnMyerson

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A pleasant walk through trees following the Wandle Trail takes you cross the road into new development ad up to the high street and station. A further 10 minute walk would take you to Wimbledon Common....

Lizbiz70

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I was immersed in a beautiful snowy Tooting Common and crossed the main road onto Storey Road and straight down to Mitcham Road. It was busy and traffic congested crossing a busy junction...

Lizbiz70

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The route seems to veer away from the river onto Butter Hill following Wandle Trail signage. Sadly the route pulls away from the Wandle Trail but heads in the direction of Mitcham Common of which we’re given the briefest of glimpses before heading down a pathway/back alley away from the main road....

LondonIn360

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Main road all the way passing a little bit of Greenspace in the form of Figges Marsh. Mainly flat till about halfway along Mitcham Lane where there is a slight hill....

LondonIn360

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Avoids main roads but pretty much all suburban streets till it skims the edge of the St Helier Open Space Nice view of the Croydon skyline The routes gives a teaser of the Wandle Trail before heading back onto a main road into Mitcham...

LondonIn360

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LondonIn360 took this photo on Sutmit one

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As you come into Tooting and get to the station you turn left into Longley Road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Toomit one

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It takes you past a couple of stops and shops and shops before taking you on a mainly residential route as far as St Helier Hospital....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Sutmit one

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It takes you past a couple of stops and shops before taking you on a mainly residential route as far as St Helier Hospital....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Sutmit two

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This route uses mainly quiet roads and paths through open spaces. The path alongside Watermeads Nature Reserve (51.393474, -0.170693) is prone to be wet and muddy but can be avoided by walking along signposted cycle route to Bishopsford Road....

JohnMyerson

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From Wimbledon Station main entrance, cross the road and follow the path opposite for 150m to a footbridge over the railway on the left....

Malcolm Jones

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Cross the bridge and continue across Ravensbury Meadow opposite, towards a playground then past it to the park exit on Morden Road....

Malcolm Jones

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London Road in Mitcham can be quite polluted at busy times. Gradient of Longley Road up to the railway bridge is steep and the junction there hard to cross....

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Sutton—Mitcham

Tony Parsons added Sutmit two, a new walk from Sutton to Mitcham

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Sutton—Mitcham

Tony Parsons added Sutmit one, a new walk from Sutton to Mitcham

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Mitcham—Croydon

Slow Ways added Mitcro one, a new walk from Mitcham to Croydon

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Mitcham—Norbury

Slow Ways added Mitnor one, a new walk from Mitcham to Norbury

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Mitcham—Streatham

Slow Ways added Mitstr one, a new walk from Mitcham to Streatham

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Mitcham—Wallington

Slow Ways added Mitwal one, a new walk from Mitcham to Wallington

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St Helier—Mitcham

Slow Ways added Sthmit one, a new walk from St Helier to Mitcham

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Tooting—Mitcham

Slow Ways added Toomit one, a new walk from Tooting to Mitcham

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Wimbledon—Mitcham

Slow Ways added Wimmit one, a new walk from Wimbledon to Mitcham

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Mitcham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2781069005

Lat / Lon

51.40568° / -0.16383°

Easting / Northing

527,810E / 169,005N

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