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Sutton

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Slow Ways linking Sutton and Banstead, Coulsdon, Ewell, Mitcham, Motspur Park, Purley, St Helier, Wallington

England / Greater London / Sutton

Sutton’s eight Slow Ways are 84% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 7/8
and surveyed: 4/8

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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 Sutton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Banstead—Sutton
Bansut one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 11m Descent 108m
Ewell—Sutton
Ewesut one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 57m Descent 30m
Motspur Park—Sutton
Motsut one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 14m Descent 61m
Motspur Park—Sutton
Motsut two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
St Helier—Sutton
Sthsut one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 26m Descent 51m
Sutton—Coulsdon
Sutcou one Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 116m Descent 131m
Sutton—Mitcham
Sutmit one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Sutton—Mitcham
Sutmit two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 21m Descent 66m
Sutton—Purley
Sutpur one Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 84m Descent 92m
Sutton—Wallington
Sutwal one Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 51m Descent 43m
Sutton—Wallington
Sutwal three Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

77% of Sutton’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

11/11

reviewed

5/11

surveyed

7/11

verified

8 people have contributed to Sutton’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Sutton

63km out of 63km have been walked and reviewed

153km of reviews have been shared in Sutton

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As the route description makes clear, this route works best as part of a longer Slow Way connecting Sutton with Croydon, which maximises green space and off road paths between the two larger towns - to do this one would 'jump' from this route to the next one (Walcro) at the A237, and skip the walk to Wallington station. As a direct route between Sutton and Wallington its less effective, especially at Wallington the section along busy Manor Road isn't that great, and if what you want is to go straight between Sutton station and Wallington station then I'd recommend Sutwal One....

Jane Taylor

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Good direct urban route through pleasant residential area of South London....

Jane Taylor

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Park Hill was a little busier, but not hard to cross....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Sutwal one

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It’s a decent urban route, easy to follow....

Jane Taylor

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I had lived in Coulsdon for years before finding out about the path at the Mount that takes you into Sutton. On a clear day I recall there being impressive views of the city. The path is the only link into the rest of the LB of Sutton, without having to leave the borough!...

lukeharvey

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Ewesut one

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It's an easy to walk route, starting (photo #1) with some residential streets in Sutton, before following some back alley public footpaths (photo #2)....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Sthsut one

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Crossing Reigate Avenue is easy, as there is a foot bridge, and thankfully you only need to walk along this busy road for about a minute (photo #5), before continuing through "The Daisy Field" park (photo #6)....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Bansut one

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From Belmont onwards, it is one straight route along a busy road into Sutton....

Derick Rethans

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Straightforward walk on mainly quiet roads. A couple of busy roads to cross but not difficult. Shops at Carshalton Beeches (around halfway)....

JohnMyerson

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Interesting bits - gas holders near Motspur Park, ponds at The Hamptons just off the path, a long wall of graffiti (the path here is called pig farm alley on some maps), the brook, and a road named for it - just here the water disappears from sight but can be heard on the path beyond the road....

KatharineBock

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Nice uphill bit of the London Loop to start with lovely views. Oaks park is a treat. Heading into Carshalton there’s a little hill...

LondonIn360

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LondonIn360 took this photo on Sutcou one

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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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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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A direct, safe and enjoyable route comprising of a muddy, wooded, offroad section over Banstead Common in Surrey then the pavements of Greater London into Sutton. Generally easy to follow but marred by some dodgy plotting at the Banstead end, not bad enough to fail it, but bad enough to have to guess what they had intended. The Sutton end has links to transport and pubs....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Bansut one

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Surprisingly lovely alternative route down footpaths from Cheam Village to Sutton that's much better than the main road....

LondonIn360

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Very pleasant walk along footpaths with very little main road or residential walking....

LondonIn360

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JohnMyerson surveyed Ewesut one

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Shops at Woodcote Green, Stanley Park and Carshalton Beeches. Bus stops at Carshalton Beeches....

JohnMyerson

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Sutpur one

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JohnMyerson surveyed Sutcou one

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The remainder is through the Oaks Park and along firm earth paths (shared with horses)....

JohnMyerson

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Sutcou one

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JohnMyerson surveyed Sutwal three

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Sutton

JohnMyerson surveyed Sutton

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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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Nicholas churchyard, cross by the pedestrian lights at the back of Boots and turn left down St....

JohnMyerson

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Crossing Sutton Bypass is by footbridge or on the level when traffic is light....

JohnMyerson

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Straightforward route mainly on pavements, some quiet roads and a section through the Grove Park, Carshalton. Connection to Walcro four to Croydon at Manor Road North omitting walk south to Wallington Station (another 3 miles)....

JohnMyerson

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To walk from Sutton to Epsom follow this route to Nonsuch Park then switch to Epsewe two to continue to Epsom....

JohnMyerson

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Sutton—Wallington

JohnMyerson added Sutwal three, a new walk from Sutton to Wallington

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JohnMyerson surveyed Motsut two

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Motspur Park—Sutton

JohnMyerson added Motsut two, a new walk from Motspur Park to Sutton

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There are no steps and the route is mainly level except for the last half mile up Sutton High Street which is about 10% slope....

JohnMyerson

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JohnMyerson surveyed Bansut one

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Two thirds pavement and one third earth paths across Banstead Downs. Path may be muddy in wet weather but suitable for pushchairs. No steps or steep slopes....

JohnMyerson

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Link to Epsom in Nonsuch Park - when coming from Sutton turn left at London LOOP signpost towards Ewell East Station....

JohnMyerson

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Ewesut one

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The second half, from Rose Hill to Sutton is along busy roads, although the last part up to Sutton station is pedestrianised. I cannot think of a better alternative though. There is a cafe in Rosehill Recreation Ground....

Malcolm Jones

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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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Banstead—Sutton

Slow Ways added Bansut one, a new walk from Banstead to Sutton

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Ewell—Sutton

Slow Ways added Ewesut one, a new walk from Ewell to Sutton

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Motspur Park—Sutton

Slow Ways added Motsut one, a new walk from Motspur Park to Sutton

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St Helier—Sutton

Slow Ways added Sthsut one, a new walk from St Helier to Sutton

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Sutton—Coulsdon

Slow Ways added Sutcou one, a new walk from Sutton to Coulsdon

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Sutton—Purley

Slow Ways added Sutpur one, a new walk from Sutton to Purley

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Sutton—Wallington

Slow Ways added Sutwal one, a new walk from Sutton to Wallington

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Bansut one

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Sutton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2603463832

Lat / Lon

51.35958° / -0.19119°

Easting / Northing

526,034E / 163,832N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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Facilities

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