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Walk to North Woolwich from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
Canary Wharf—North Woolwich
||Review me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 39m||Descent 47m|
Canary Wharf—North Woolwich
||Survey me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
East Ham—North Woolwich
||Pioneer me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 20m||Descent 12m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 28m|
||Double check||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 24m||Descent 34m|
||Survey me||Distance 2km/1mi||Ascent 2m||Descent 16m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 12m||Descent 14m|
||Verify me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
47% of North Woolwich’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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31km out of 51km have been walked and reviewed
77km of reviews have been shared in North Woolwich
It is enjoyable to walk on good paths beginning at the River Thames River Path and proceeding via local paths and road....
Low quality mapping but fundamentally a good but noisy route. Long green stretches on semi wooded bike paths are nice but a bit noisy, they are cunningly tucked between busy trunk rds, industrial works and giant retail areas. Use Thames Path/Capital Ring/Jubilee Greenway (concurrent here) from start to Gallions Roundabout (for quiet respite as most of route is noisy). Trouble is that 1) there is a gate off Barge House Rd which you can buzz through if you're in the know but only before dark (but ditto R Vic Gdns which this route goes through). 2) Long stretch is currently diverted anyway so you have to use the No-Narrow-Lock-Path version of Capital Ring A simpler improvement would be instead of Fleet Rd (noisy and bleak) and Highbridge Rd, to use the footpath beside Hand Trough Creek, cross River Roding at lock, up path beside river to café/bar then along Abbey Rd....
A section of it by the Excel Arena is temporarily closed but having diverted around to the other side I can vouch for the connection and it was not worth a fail. The meandering route through a residential area in North Woolwich at the end seemed rather pointless when we walked it on a Saturday afternoon as the main, direct road was not busy at all. Overall though, this a well conceived and plotted route....
At the southern end the route takes you round a somewhat preposterous loop, and for that indirectness it loses a star....
There were some building works at Trafalgar Way/Charter St (pedestrian diversion but fairly trivial) and a larger one just east of the Excel Centre, longer diversion via Victoria Dock Rd (but there was a map)....
The other reviews are helpful, as the round tunnel entrance building is hidden until you are practically at the door. It's a shame, the Greenwich tunnel entrance is treated as a treasured landmark....
Dannyash added Planor two, a new walk from Plaistow to North WoolwichWalk this route
This route follows the very last bit of the Capital Ring through the Woolwich Foot tunnel and is therefore well signposted, although as has been said before not the easiest to find from the South Side. A pretty unique experience being able to walk under the Thames (only a few places you can do it) and was very quiet when I did it....
Route follows a section of the Capital Ring and is therefore very well signposted and mainly through parks away from roads....
This route was fairly easy to follow, but got tedious and noisy on the midsection (into Canning Town and through into Blackwall). Enjoyed the view of the Lyle's Golden Syrup factory, O2 Arena. The route did the job....
A simple route made interesting by its use of the Woolwich foot tunnel, which I would otherwise have been unaware of....
After passing the Excel exhibition centre, the route moves into the residential/industrial area which might be less interesting but certainly recommend the route....
Good alternative to getting the DLR if you want a walk. Previous review is accurate....
Not the most direct, but it goes along the water a lot of the time and along some nice back streets. Felt safe throughout. Only significant access issue is that right towards the end there are steps up onto a bridge - I couldn't see an alternative way up....
This route isn’t drawn quite accurately enough and could suggest the use of a small section of the Aspen Way slip road at Preston’s Road junction (Blackwall) which barely has a pavement - a small redrawing using Baffin Way would make it useable, although it also uses some very industrial roads in the Royal Docks for which there are probably safer alternatives (see Cannor two suggestion)....
tractiveeffort added Cannor two, a new walk from Canary Wharf to North WoolwichWalk this route
If you're travelling north-to-south, the first third or so of the route is through the Woolwich Foot Tunnel, which is well-let and safe any time of day or night (see photo)....
Slow Ways added Cannor one, a new walk from Canary Wharf to North WoolwichWalk this route
Slow Ways added Easnor one, a new walk from East Ham to North WoolwichWalk this route
Slow Ways added Nordag one, a new walk from North Woolwich to DagenhamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Nortbark one, a new walk from North Woolwich to BarkingWalk this route
Slow Ways added Norwoo one, a new walk from North Woolwich to WoolwichWalk this route
North Woolwich’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.49877° / 0.06161°
Easting / Northing
543,198E / 179,774N
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