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Tooting

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Slow Ways linking Tooting and Balham, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Mitcham, Streatham, Wimbledon

England / Greater London / Tooting

Tooting’s six Slow Ways are 79% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 5/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Walk to Tooting from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Clapham Junction—Tooting
Clatoo one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 32m Descent 27m
Clapham Junction—Tooting
Clatoo two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Earlsfield—Tooting
Eartoo one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 8m Descent 2m
Tooting—Balham
Toobal one

Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 19m Descent 30m
Tooting—Balham
Toobal two Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 28m Descent 17m
Tooting—Mitcham
Toomit one

Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 3m Descent 6m
Tooting—Streatham
Toostr one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 45m Descent 19m
Tooting—Streatham
Toostr two Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Wimbledon—Tooting
Wimtoo one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 16m Descent 9m

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Collective progress

78% of Tooting’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

3/9

surveyed

7/9

verified

18 people have contributed to Tooting’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Tooting

33km out of 33km have been walked and reviewed

137km of reviews have been shared in Tooting

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Calm and quiet roads on the Balham side become busier on the approach to Tooting Broadway as drivers look for shortcuts to avoid the busy A24 Upper Tooting Road....

LisaO

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Some steps to an underpass - the underpass itself was the only slightly grotty part of the route. Not a long route, but there are still refreshments on the way, and generally it’s all a very pleasant South London connection...

Jane Taylor

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This is perhaps not the prettiest walk but it is quick, direct, easy to navigate along quieter suburban roads with good pavements....

Strider

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This route is not very far from where I live and the walk across the common is a much nicer alternative than walking down Balham High St. The common is festooned with long uncut grass and it feels you could be in the countryside. The common can get busy with everyone over the weekend....

Lizbiz70

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Crossing Trinity Road can be tricky, it's a very busy road. Also it's not that easy to spot the small dirt track across Wandsworth Common....

Philip Sparks

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Majority on pavement so it was nice to change it up when going through Wandsworth Common....

Laura Haigh

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David Sanderson took this photo on Wimtoo one

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The road in Tooting is busier and less pleasant to walk alongside, but there is more interest at that end....

David Sanderson

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Nice easy to follow route. Couple of road crossings...

Oliver Cannon

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Agree with the other reviewers, a fairly straightforward urban walk between two town centres....

Strider

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Turn off Trinity Road at crossing lights to join surfaced cycle track towards railway bridge....

JohnMyerson

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JohnMyerson took this photo on Toomit one

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Crossing at Tooting Station is easy but not Longley Road at its junction....

JohnMyerson

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I was immersed in a beautiful snowy Tooting Common and crossed the main road onto Storey Road and straight down to Mitcham Road. It was busy and traffic congested crossing a busy junction...

Lizbiz70

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I really enjoyed walking this route from Clapham Junction to my hometown of Tooting with fellow Slow wayers. The walk through Wandsworth Common was especially pleasant. Tooting High street is a wonderland when it comes to resturants and cafes!...

Saira

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A direct and enjoyable route between Tooting Broadway and Earlsfield!...

Saira

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A much more enjoyable version of the walk, with the improvement of the crossing of Wandsworth Common, elminating the tricky road crossing on the Common, and the use of the main roads into Tooting, including the link with Tooting Bec tube station. The road sections are all on wide pavements. Direct, interesting, safe, easy to follow, links to transport and with a multitude of refreshment options at either end....

David Sanderson

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Urban roads leading to Wandsworth Common with a variety of trees including Service Trees (a favourite)....

Strider

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The walk along Bolingbroke Grove was mostly alongside Wandsworth Common therefore pleasant, especially as the road wasn’t too busy. Crossing the Common on a tarmacked path away from the road was good....

Mary Oz

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Good, direct route between Tooting Broadway and Earlsfield. The main road is a bit busy, but the pavement is wide and good. It also includes a bit of green space and interesting bits like Streatham Cemetery and the Earlsfield Public Library....

Ingrina

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A straightforward direct route, which was fairly pleasant despite some of it being along a main road, because it wasn’t too busy. There was a small section through a park, parched after a heatwave. There were also several interesting buildings, nice housing, and ghost signs to add interest....

Mary Oz

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Garratt Green was Garratt Brown after the scorching weather but a welcome open space....

Strider

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The route follows pavement predominantly with a brief burst of greenery on Garratt Green....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Eartoo one

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Two out of four segments are really fantastic and two more are perfectly good for Slow Ways routes! First, leaving Clapham Junction to Wandsworth Common are really good streets with good pavements and pleasant walking....

mtormey

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There's three parts to the route - a stretch with a good distance along a larger busier road with good pavements, a stretch through the lovely Garratt Green, and a brief walk along a quieter residential street on the way to Earlsfield....

mtormey

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Once away from the traffic and noise of Streatham High Road, this route becomes quite green and pleasant. It crosses Tooting Bec and Tooting Commons before continuing along fairly quiet roads until it reaches the main road into Tooting....

Intrepid Rabbit

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Intrepid Rabbit took this photo on Toostr one

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The walk from Tooting Broadway to Balham via the high street is interesting, chaotic and colourful and passes by many hidden spaces including the market, a sewing machine museum and some great indian and pakistani restaurants!...

Saira

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The walk from Tooting Broadway to Balham via the high street is in my opinion more interesting, colourful, lively and direct!...

Saira

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Clapham Junction—Tooting

David Sanderson added Clatoo two, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Tooting

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Visit Tooting Marker or Broadway Market for food, drink, and produce....

Ingrina

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Overall, good walk between Tooting Broadway and Wimbledon....

Ingrina

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I understand the reason for this from the point of view of having a quieter walk, but I felt like I missed the heart of Tooting and this version of the route misses the opportunity to connect with Tooting Bec tube station. Upon reaching Wandsworth Common, the route follows a wooded dirt track rather than a paved path....

David Sanderson

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As you come into Tooting and get to the station you turn left into Longley Road....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Toomit one

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I walked part of this route in August 2021 from Colliers Wood to Wimbledon. It was straightforward and no problems. It seems to follow signposted cycle routes....

paulyoung

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A very pleasant route for both walking & cycling, largely over Tooting Bec Common. It takes the shortest way across the common, but there are plenty of other paths....

Malcolm Jones

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Cross the park to the Trinity Road gate & turn right back to South Park Road & turn left. I also suggest going through Haydons Road Rec, by turning right off South Park Road on Bridges Road then left on Latimer Road past the Victorian Swimming Pool, right on Wycliffe Road & left on Quicks Road to the corner of the Rec....

Malcolm Jones

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Tooting—Streatham

tractiveeffort added Toostr two, a new walk from Tooting to Streatham

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tractiveeffort surveyed Eartoo one

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Quickest and most flat route between Tooting Broadway and Earlsfield station. Misses the lower part of Earlsfield 'centre', if you wanted more than just end to end, but is off the main roads as much as possible....

SnowGoose

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Tooting

tractiveeffort surveyed Tooting

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This is a good route which is quite direct and takes in the expanse of Wandsworth Common. There is a sharp gradient to cross the railway bridge in the common....

tractiveeffort

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Pavements are good, route is direct, some busy roads but not too bad....

tractiveeffort

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This definitely a pleasant route as urban routes go, but far from the most direct....

tractiveeffort

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Tooting—Balham

tractiveeffort added Toobal two, a new walk from Tooting to Balham

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London Road in Mitcham can be quite polluted at busy times. Gradient of Longley Road up to the railway bridge is steep and the junction there hard to cross....

tractiveeffort

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Good route for the most part; although the section along Tooting High St can be very polluted, the alternative would involve an awkward footbridge over the railway...

tractiveeffort

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Tooting

tractiveeffort surveyed Tooting

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Clapham Junction—Tooting

Slow Ways added Clatoo one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Tooting

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Earlsfield—Tooting

Slow Ways added Eartoo one, a new walk from Earlsfield to Tooting

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Tooting—Balham

Slow Ways added Toobal one, a new walk from Tooting to Balham

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Tooting—Mitcham

Slow Ways added Toomit one, a new walk from Tooting to Mitcham

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Tooting—Streatham

Slow Ways added Toostr one, a new walk from Tooting to Streatham

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Wimbledon—Tooting

Slow Ways added Wimtoo one, a new walk from Wimbledon to Tooting

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Tooting, Wed 17 July

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Tooting’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2746071453

Lat / Lon

51.42776° / -0.16798°

Easting / Northing

527,460E / 171,453N

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Facilities

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