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Slow Ways linking Putney and Chiswick, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kingston Vale, Richmond-upon-Thames, Wimbledon

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Putney’s eight Slow Ways: 66%

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 4/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Chiswick—Putney
Chiput one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 33m Descent 38m
Chiswick—Putney
Chiput two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Chiswick—Putney
Chiput three Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Hammersmith—Putney
Hamput one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 28m Descent 33m
Hammersmith—Putney
Hamput three Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Kingston Vale—Putney
Kinput one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 56m Descent 56m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla one

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 40m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla three Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 46m Descent 46m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla four Verify me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Putney—Earlsfield
Putear one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 20m Descent 23m
Putney—Earlsfield
Putear two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Putney—Fulham
Putful one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 12m Descent 19m
Putney—Wimbledon
Putwim one

Review me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 56m Descent 44m
Putney—Wimbledon
Putwim two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 63m Descent 51m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney
Ricput one

Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 56m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney
Ricput two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 60m Descent 65m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney
Ricput three Verify me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 29m Descent 24m

Collective progress

64% of Putney’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

18/18

drawn

18/18

reviewed

4/18

surveyed

6/18

verified

18 people have contributed to Putney’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Putney

97km out of 97km have been walked and reviewed

240km of reviews have been shared in Putney

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Strider surveyed Chiput three

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I walked from Putney to Chiswick (Turnham Green tube). There is a riverside terraced walk, a walk through Chiswick Park and onto Chiswick Common to Turnham Green tube....

Strider

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Worth the extra bit of distance to follow the river along a very nice stretch (apart from going round the Refuse centre). A short and green section through the park as well. The walk up Putney High street is only short and means passing many shops and cages etc....

Dannyash

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Really nice route along the river with the majority of the walk being away from roads. The start and the end have small sections on busy roads but once you hit the river it is a lovely walk. Some nice cafe's restaurants and pubs along the riverfront as well which makes it ideal for a short walk or stopping as part of a longer one...

Dannyash

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This is a very nice easy going route along the river. Nice alternative to the South Bank option....

LondonIn360

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The path is wide, and the route is an especially good one for birders as you can often spot birds visiting the nearby London Wetland Centre....

Saira

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For me, highlights included walking through the beautiful arches of Henry Prince Estate (where the mayor of London Sadiq Khan was born) and across the lovely river Wandle....

Saira

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Mary Oz added Putcla four, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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The path along the river gives you lovely views of London on both sides, and the path is very wide for the many people who use it for walking and cycling. It's a great, relaxing atmosphere in general....

Ingrina

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The walk into the sea of traffic which is Hammersmith is a short shock but crossing is well managed and the upside is a plethora of refreshment and travel options....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Hamput one

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After the end of the park, it’s necessary to move inland slightly, following the Thames Path still, to cross footbridges over the River Wandle as it reaches the Thames. The path stays inland a bit longer as it skirts some new building and a refuse site (not smelly!) but soon returns to the river, only to leave it again to go around the Ship pub and under the Wandsworth Bridge....

Mary Oz

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This is a pleasant route quiet urban roads to the Thames....

Strider

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Enjoyed this route due to the variety of London hustle and bustle, quiet residential streets, and walking through parks. It can get really busy and noisy at parts, but they aren't very long and it was a great way to get a glimpse of what's in this area. Good amenities at either end of the route....

Ingrina

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From Earlsfield the route soon left a busy main road, to pass through nice arches, under some housing, and then across a pleasant footbridge over the pretty River Wandle....

Mary Oz

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Quite a variety of architecture (and an estate Sadiq Khan grew up on, I am reliably informed)....

Strider

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Route which makes excellent use of a string of parks which contrasts with the short sections of busy road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Putear two

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Putney High Street is a good one for food and shops, and the last approach to Hammersmith is car-y but very short....

mtormey

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- The route largely follows the Wandle Trail between Earslfield and Wandsworth, which means you'll follow a gorgeous series of excellent parks....

mtormey

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Nice route away from roads through King George's Park to Wandsworth, then using quiet residential streets to Putney....

Bostal Boy

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Agree withe comments of the previous reviewer once you have made it from Hammersmith Broadway and there are a couple of ways to get to the river, then the bridge is now reduced to one way down the paths either side of the roadway....

John Mickleburgh

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John Mickleburgh took this photo on Hamput one

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The southern route to Putney from Barnes. Greener than the northern but less of the river....

PaulH

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I thought it was an enjoyable walk which mainly follows the Thames Path....

Bostal Boy

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It is a pretty direct route from A to B using quiet residential streets....

Bostal Boy

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Steps at Barnes Bridge, and mud on Putney Common, otherwise good paths and pavements throughout. After a short walk along the riverbank, view of Fulham football ground (photo), the route turns inland to follow the Beverley Brook, and then crosses Putney Common (mud, photo), and Barnes Common (photo)....

Jane Taylor

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On the Fulham side of the river the route is about as good as it can be, using mostly quiet roads, touching base at Parsons Green, and making good use of Eel Brook Common (photo)....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Putful one

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This route has a good balance of directness/pleasantness - it swerves a bit to take in Wimbledon and Putney Commons but it's well worth the swerve, a more direct route would be pavement walk all the way....

Jane Taylor

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I've made a new version, Putwim Two, with a few alterations to correct the routing error, and to make the route a little quieter in places....

Jane Taylor

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Putney—Wimbledon

Jane Taylor added Putwim two, a new walk from Putney to Wimbledon

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Now that Hammersmith Bridge is open for pedestrians again, time to walk and review this route....

Jane Taylor

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My view is that the diversion isn't worth it - it involves walking the length of Putney High Street, one of the most polluted streets in London, and at the Clapham end a hill and more busy roads. In addition the routing at Wandsworth Bridge isn't accurate. imo the best of the three routes currently on offer between Putney and Clapham Junction is Putcla Three...

Jane Taylor

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This route has many good features, but it is less than satisfactory because it follows the busy A3209 rather more than is necessary. For this reason I've remade it as Putcla Three, which I would recommend rather than this one....

Jane Taylor

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Unless you have a particularly good reason to want to follow this route I'd recommend Putear Two, which is similar length, but considerably quieter, and has the advantage that it can be walked 24/7....

Jane Taylor

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Good route making use of quiet residential streets between Putney and Wandsworth, and staying with the lit 24/7 section of King George's Park between Wandsworth and Earlsfield. Would recommend....

Jane Taylor

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Jane Taylor added Putcla three, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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I set out to walk and review Putcla Two, it was going really well and set for 5 stars, but the section of the A3209 under the railway lines was so unpleasant I decided to find an alternative route which restores the 5 star status, and review that instead - so here it is, and thanks to the maker of Putcla Two for making most of this one too. I found this route satisfyingly direct, surprisingly quiet (with a couple of short exceptions, not bad for this part of London), and the excellent refreshments at Wandsworth Town were very welcome. Top marks from me....

Jane Taylor

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It is a good direct route, largely off-road, although I do prefer the leafier alternative Hamput One, which crosses the river on Hammersmith Bridge....

Jane Taylor

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This route crosses Putney Bridge and takes the north side of the Thames to Hammersmith, so it's a bit longer than the alternative Chiput One. Comparing the two I would say I preferred Chiput One (the other one), as it's slightly shorter and greener, there's less time in the polluted Putney Bridge/High Street area, and it crosses the river on the magnificent, and currently traffic free, Hammersmith Bridge. The path turns away from the river at Fullers brewery and crosses the Great West Road (underpass), then heads direct to Chiswick meeting point at Turnham Green station....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Chiput two

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This is a route with plenty of riverside paths (parts of which may flood at high tide), refreshment opportunities, and points of interest. There's no flights of stairs and overall the route is fairly flat and on good paths, even along the river....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Chiput one

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The route crosses Putney Heath and Wimbledon Common before arriving at Kingston Vale to connect with routes through Richmond Park to Richmond and Kingston....

Jane Taylor

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I'm leaving a second (unfavourable) review, because despite being an excellent route in almost all respects, on reconsideration I don't think it should be included in the Slow Ways network, due to using a 'cut through' path by Queen Mary's hospital which isn't a right of way. So I'm flagging it. Please use Ricput 2 which has been corrected, it's a gorgeous walk through Richmond Park, with some very interesting architecture on the way....

Jane Taylor

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney

Jane Taylor added Ricput three, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Putney

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From Richmond Station walk along the busy main street and head towards East Sheen on the same route as Ricput 2. Barnes Common has mostly well-lit paths, pass by Barnes Station (possible coffee stop) and continue on the path alongside the 'up' platform all the way to the main road (B306, Queen's Ride)....

Jane Taylor

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney

Jane Taylor added Ricput two, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Putney

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Ricput 2 sorts out that niggle, and also improves the route through the Roehampton estate with more green and less steep road (and a bus stop and shop). Possible mud on East Sheen common, but so far I've only walked this route when it's been dry underfoot....

Jane Taylor

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MalkyM surveyed Putney

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I loved walking this route between Richmond and Putney, it's got lots of off-road/greenery while staying reasonable direct, highlights include Richmond Park and East Sheen Common, very enjoyable. Toilets in Richmond Park, cafe near Roehampton Gate, and often an ice-cream van at Sheen Gate....

Jane Taylor

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The last 10 minutes down Putney Hill to Putney Station was more frenetic but there's no way round that....

Michael Stone

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Putney—Clapham Junction

tractiveeffort added Putcla two, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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Chiswick—Putney

tractiveeffort added Chiput two, a new walk from Chiswick to Putney

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Chiswick—Putney

tractiveeffort added Chiput three, a new walk from Chiswick to Putney

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Hammersmith—Putney

tractiveeffort added Hamput three, a new walk from Hammersmith to Putney

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Putney—Earlsfield

tractiveeffort added Putear two, a new walk from Putney to Earlsfield

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danravenellison surveyed Putney

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Once on Putney Heath, there was little reason to feel you were in London....

Philipj8

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The unpaved ground was dry and therefore unable to tell how mud the path would be if wet however there were no signs to rutting. Most of the way was very quiet in pleasant surrounds....

Philipj8

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This route isn’t possible until Hammersmith Bridge is fixed....

tractiveeffort

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Cross road and go along Lingfield Road opposite until you reach Ridgway. Cross road and go along alley immediately opposite to St George's Road....

Malcolm Jones

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If coming from Putney, carry on past Hammersmith Bridge and cross at Barnes Bridge....

Barnes Raider

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Hammersmith bridge is closed at the moment so you’ve got to continue to Putney Bridge to cross the Thames. It appears unlikely that Hammersmith bridge will be open any time soon. Other than that it’s quite a nice flat route....

tajd

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Chiswick—Putney

Slow Ways added Chiput one, a new walk from Chiswick to Putney

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Hammersmith—Putney

Slow Ways added Hamput one, a new walk from Hammersmith to Putney

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Kingston Vale—Putney

Slow Ways added Kinput one, a new walk from Kingston Vale to Putney

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Putcla one, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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Putney—Earlsfield

Slow Ways added Putear one, a new walk from Putney to Earlsfield

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Putney—Fulham

Slow Ways added Putful one, a new walk from Putney to Fulham

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Putney—Wimbledon

Slow Ways added Putwim one, a new walk from Putney to Wimbledon

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Putney

Slow Ways added Ricput one, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Putney

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Putney’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2398075091

Lat / Lon

51.46122° / -0.21674°

Easting / Northing

523,980E / 175,091N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Putney's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

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