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Thamesmead

Greater London


Slow Ways linking Thamesmead and Abbey Wood, Erith, Woolwich

England / Greater London / Thamesmead

Thamesmead’s three Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 3/3
verified: 3/3
and surveyed: 0/3

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Walk to Thamesmead from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Thamesmead—Abbey Wood
Thaabb one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 18m Descent 15m
Thamesmead—Abbey Wood
Thaabb two Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 26m Descent 26m
Thamesmead—Erith
Thaeri one Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 33m
Woolwich—Thamesmead
Wootha one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 17m Descent 27m

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Collective progress

63% of Thamesmead’s three route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

4/4

drawn

3/4

reviewed

0/4

surveyed

3/4

verified

5 people have contributed to Thamesmead’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Thamesmead

16km out of 21km have been walked and reviewed

48km of reviews have been shared in Thamesmead

Latest Updates

Walked Abbey Wood to Thamesmead. As the previous reviewer points out, if approaching Abbey Wood from Thamesmead and you want to connect with the Lesnes Abbey area (and maybe even go on to Erith on Abberi) then you can walk straight there by continuing along the Abbey Way footpath, without going all the way to Abbey Wood station and back out again....

Jane Taylor

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It is a great tribute to the planners and developers of Thamesmead that there are pedestrian/cycle routes under or over all of the intervening thoroughfares on this 3 mile route right across (not around) Thamesmead. There are even further footbridges which take you over the railway to the ruins of medieval Lesnes Abbey, and the delightful Abbey Wood beyond....

Andrew

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This is a straightforward route that follows the Thames Path/England Coast Path National Trail alongside the River Thames for most of the route....

Andrew

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I really liked this route combination and the mix of old, new, industrial, residential & natural you see on the way. It was easy to navigate and fairly quiet too despite it being part of the Thames Path. Recommended!...

Dan Barron

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I really liked this route combination and the mix of old, new, industrial, residential & natural you see on the way. It was easy to navigate and fairly quiet too despite it being part of the Thames Path. Recommended!...

Dan Barron

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Thamesmead

Daisy C surveyed Thamesmead

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Yes, it is a bit smelly (for about half a mile) at Crossness, but it's not exactly the great stink, and only for about half a mile. There are few exit points from the eastern part of the route, until the Thamesmead residential section starts after Crossness, and it is isolated, but there was a steady trickle of (weekend?) cyclists, runners and dogwalkers, so it wasn't lonely....

Daisy C

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Long views across the Thames, old industries, new developments, huge skies, more wildlife than you might think and statues by Anthony Gormley (turn off point for Woolwich). Both ends are very close to the Thames Path (English Coastal Path!), so it's very easy to navigate, despite the occasional fingerpost pointing the wrong way. The only one that matters is "Town Centre via Central Way", at the turnoff point for Thamesmead....

Daisy C

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Follows small canals, small parks and round Southmere Lake, which was beautiful at sunset. The area is designed with pedestrians in mind and I barely saw a road until a few hundred metres before Abbey Wood station....

Daisy C

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Thamesmead—Abbey Wood

Daisy C added Thaabb two, a new walk from Thamesmead to Abbey Wood

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It’s also interesting to note that much of this stretch is part of the England Coast Path....

John Pestle

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Thamesmead—Abbey Wood

Slow Ways added Thaabb one, a new walk from Thamesmead to Abbey Wood

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Thamesmead—Erith

Slow Ways added Thaeri one, a new walk from Thamesmead to Erith

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Woolwich—Thamesmead

Slow Ways added Wootha one, a new walk from Woolwich to Thamesmead

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Thamesmead, Wed 19 June

20°

Partly cloudy

Thamesmead’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4637780781

Lat / Lon

51.50701° / 0.10780°

Easting / Northing

546,377E / 180,781N

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Facilities

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