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Dalston—Walthamstow
Dalwal one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 37m Descent 40m
Dalston—Walthamstow
Dalwal two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 21m Descent 24m
Enfield Town—Walthamstow
Enfiwal one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 49m Descent 56m
Walthamstow—Chigwell
Walchi one Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 89m Descent 70m
Walthamstow—Ilford
Walilf one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 45m Descent 56m
Walthamstow—Ilford
Walilf two Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Walthamstow—Stratford
Walstr one Survey me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 46m Descent 64m
Walthamstow—Loughton
Waltlou one Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 133m Descent 130m
Walthamstow—Loughton
Waltlou two Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Wood Green—Walthamstow
Woodwal one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 44m Descent 43m
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Walthamstow, Wed 7 December

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Walthamstow’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3715389022

Lat / Lon

51.58338° / -0.02182°

Easting / Northing

537,153E / 189,022N

Facilities

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

Ferry

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Walthamstow—Ilford

Strider added Walilf two, a new walk from Walthamstow to Ilford

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You can't cross the Greenman Roundabout following a straight line, you can't go through Henry Reynolds Gardens, the gates are locked on the North side, you Can't walk through Bush Wood in a straight line, the path past The Heronry Pond does not go through the woods, the way across and out of Wanstead Park is inaccurate. But if you can find your way, the walk goes through some nice roads and lots of green space....

Strider

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After a busy road the path goes through quiet streets to trendy Walthamstow Village with few cars. This is followed by a long cycle path past Whipps Cross Hospital between parkland and a busy road....

Strider

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It is best to go with adequate supplies, although there are several places you can usually obtain refreshments on route in good weather including the Humphrey's Cafe at The Highams Park, clearly signposted and visible just off the route. Most of the route is popular with local cyclists in good weather, but presents a challenge in wetter conditions....

Liz R

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A really enjoyable walk that takes in the marshes, River Lee, and Millfields Park and Hackney Down green spaces. The route is mainly paved or gravel track, however parts of Hackney Marsh are grassland....

Tom

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On parks, Belmont Recreation Ground has a dedicated picnic area, Downhills Park has an ornamental garden, and there's also the wetland with associated wildlife off Forest Road....

Tom

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I wandered off the route on one or two occasions but easily found my way back - in places, there are intersecting paths. A very enjoyable and varied route on a summer's day....

John Scott

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great route from Stratford to Walthamstow almost entirely off road with distinct sections that add interest - Hackney Marshes, the canalside, Walthamstow Marshes and heaps of blackberry picking opportunities in the summer and places to stop for picnic...

Kate Shurety

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More suburban streets to a large open field alongside a noisy A10, Over the A10 using a foot bridge with steps then along increasingly busy streets to Edmonton Green Station. Then more suburban busy streets and a circuitous route through to Walthamstow stations....

Strider

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From the shopping centre and through 'quaint Walthamstow' to Wood Street station past suburban roads to the beginning of a green thread which takes you to Epping Forest. You pick up the London Loop for a while before walking along residential roads close to Loughton....

Strider

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After some busy streets there are suburban roads before Hackney Downs. More suburban roads then the canal....

Strider

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I walked from Walthamstow to Wood Green. It is hard to see how the green spaces could be incorporated without doubling the length of the route....

Strider

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Walthamstow—Loughton

Derick Rethans added Waltlou two, a new walk from Walthamstow to Loughton

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It's a good idea as a route, but it was very imprecise, especially not thinking about streams and rivers. I'm uploading a different version of this, even though that was also still very very muddy....

Derick Rethans

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Overall a good route that I walked from Loughton to Walthamstow....

Derick Rethans

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Bit eerie at the beginning sandwiched between the cemetery and the abandoned allotments, but worth it for the chance to explore Wanstead park and Hollow pond, and a nice finish through the Walthamstow village area....

mamesjayne

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Best done in reverse so that you don't finish in the hubbub of Stratford/Westfield and so that you can refresh yourself at the Coppermill pub! It's nice to follow the natural Lea/Lee through Hackney marshes rather than the navigation....

mamesjayne

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I walked this route from Walthamstow to Stratford, and I really enjoyed it!...

mtormey

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It's entirely on smooth pavements and almost entirely along roads but the scenery is quite varied and diverse and I really enjoyed the route overall!...

mtormey

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The first, short section through Epping Forest is difficult to navigate with no obvious path taking the route shown, and for much of the year is very very muddy - wellies or similar boots are essential....

Rose

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Be aware that Walthamstow marshes get very wet and in winter can be completely flooded. Also dogs are not allowed across and there is a kissing gate at the far end....

Stuart

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Dalston—Walthamstow

Stuart added Dalwal two, a new walk from Dalston to Walthamstow

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This is a good route between Stratford and Walthamstow, although at both ends it's very busy with shops and stations....

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doozy_floop@hotmail.com took this photo on Walstr one

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This is a well-considered route which has a mix of pleasant off road paths, residential roads and some hard core major A roads. There are some big obstacles which have to be crossed - railway lines, the A10, the North Circular, and the River Lee valley - and the route has been well thought through to keep directness, enhance connectivity by passing railway stations, and give refreshment opportunities. The only improvement to the route that I found is the next section, along the B137 Montagu Road, which can be avoided by continuing straight on along the off-road path along Angel Walk, instead of turning right along Montagu Road. Probably wouldn't walk this route after dark, its mostly lit on the footpaths, but the marshes area is dark....

Jane Taylor

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Quiet route, picking up lovely stretches of green in the area. You can also go off the route to explore Hollow Ponds and Wanstead park - both favourite spots of ours in the local area....

Pippa Winstanley

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Walthamstow

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This is a great route given how densely populated/ urban the surrounding area is. A large part is off-road through Wanstead Park and other parts of Epping Forest, which are lovely. The start and finish sections are unavoidably on roads, although most of the way in Walthamstow is on quiet, pleasant streets with plenty of cafe stop opportunities....

Rose

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Walthamstow—Loughton

Ken added Waltlou one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Loughton

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Dalston—Walthamstow

Slow Ways added Dalwal one, a new walk from Dalston to Walthamstow

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Enfield Town—Walthamstow

Slow Ways added Enfiwal one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Walthamstow

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Walthamstow—Chigwell

Slow Ways added Walchi one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Chigwell

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Walthamstow—Ilford

Slow Ways added Walilf one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Ilford

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Walthamstow—Stratford

Slow Ways added Walstr one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Stratford

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Wood Green—Walthamstow

Slow Ways added Woodwal one, a new walk from Wood Green to Walthamstow

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