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Plaistow

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Slow Ways linking Plaistow and Canary Wharf, East Ham, North Woolwich, Stratford

England / Greater London / Plaistow

Plaistow’s four Slow Ways are 81% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 2/4

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Walk to Plaistow from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Canary Wharf—Plaistow
Canpla one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 43m Descent 49m
Canary Wharf—Plaistow
Canpla two Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
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
Plaistow—North Woolwich
Planor one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 12m Descent 14m
Plaistow—North Woolwich
Planor two Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Stratford—Plaistow
Strpla one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 25m Descent 28m

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Collective progress

71% of Plaistow’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

3/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

10 people have contributed to Plaistow’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Plaistow

34km out of 34km have been walked and reviewed

86km of reviews have been shared in Plaistow

Latest Updates

Depending on where you need to go , one could consider following the greenway into the Olympic park...

andrea weyand

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I walked this route from Plaistow to Canary Wharf. - The route down the back Barking Road was fine, but if you prefer a more lively route, then follow the main road instead! - For ease of navigation, and for a more pleasant route, I would stay on the footpath around the Poplar Dock Marina and Blackwall Basin...

Tom

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Sonia Boyce's 2km long artwork is worth pausing to read at intervals lots of interesting history....

Strider

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My nose told me I was walking over sewage but was rewarded by the sight of Crossness Pumping Station, Basalgette's Cathederal....

Strider

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At Canning Town tube these are correct and very helpful, as long as you realise they involve going underground, but in other places they seem to be an inadvertent mistake. Also be warned that phone apps might not be giving you your correct position, again it's better to rely on old school methods. Access wise the main obstacle is the steep and long steps at Blackwall Basin, the footbridge over to Canning Town has steps at both ends but also lifts....

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 started walking from Plaistow underground station which is just over a kilometre from the start of the route along reasonably quiet streets. From the start of the route you could just walk straight down the A124 which is lined with shops most of the way to Canning Town but the detour to a parallel side road offers a quieter alternative....

porcovolente

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I walked starting at North Woolwich and almost did a detour soon after starting, assuming I could not go through the gate in the photo - however it is open to those using the capital ring path and opens for you when you press the button, it just looks uninviting....

Dan Barron

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Agree with other reviewers, it's a good route, mostly along the greenway so well away from cars. I've cycled it many times for work and it is well used by locals....

Dan Barron

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The Greenway is a large sewage pipe which has been greened for use as a n elevated walking and cycling route....

Jane Taylor

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Slightly indirect but worth it because a lot is off road, following the Capital Ring, which is well signposted....

Jane Taylor

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It is enjoyable to walk on good paths beginning at the River Thames River Path and proceeding via local paths and road....

Liz R

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Plaistow—East Ham

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

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Plaistow—North Woolwich

Dannyash added Planor two, a new walk from Plaistow to North Woolwich

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Route follows a section of the Capital Ring and is therefore very well signposted and mainly through parks away from roads....

Dannyash

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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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Feels safe and accessible and a perfect place to watch the changing seasons in the heart of the city...

Kate Shurety

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Canary Wharf—Plaistow

Liz R added Canpla two, a new walk from Canary Wharf to Plaistow

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There is a problem with this route at Canning Town where it uses a footbridge that doesn't exist and goes through a building site. Canning Town is a fast changing area with many developments ongoing....

Liz R

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Plaistow

danravenellison surveyed Plaistow

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It is a green route in the main, only meeting main city roads at the start and finish....

Liz R

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Canary Wharf—Plaistow

Slow Ways added Canpla one, a new walk from Canary Wharf to Plaistow

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Plaistow—East Ham

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

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Plaistow—North Woolwich

Slow Ways added Planor one, a new walk from Plaistow to North Woolwich

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Stratford—Plaistow

Slow Ways added Strpla one, a new walk from Stratford to Plaistow

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Plaistow’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4036982294

Lat / Lon

51.52213° / 0.02189°

Easting / Northing

540,369E / 182,294N

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Facilities

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