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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Evening Walk - The Wandle Trail: Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge, Putney or Hammersmith

Length: 8.8 km (5.5 mi) [longer to H’smith]
Net Walking Time: 2 hrs          

Meet: Colliers Wood Station  at 18.45 hours. Colliers Wood is on the Northern line in Zone 3, and a 26 minute journey from Bank.
Finish: either at Putney Bridge station (District Line) or at Putney Mainline (trains to Waterloo). You can also walk on to Hammersmith (Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City lines).
Drop-Outs: Haydens Road station, Earlsfield station, Wandsworth station.

This walk follows the last 6 km of the River Wandle Trail in south west London to the River Thames, then follows a pretty stretch of the Thames Path through Wandsworth Park to Putney. The walk finishes at a large riverside pub, with options to continue along the Thames Path or explore 2 more riverside parks. The Wandle Trail section is a mix of paths alongside a narrow river, small urban parks and open spaces (some nice, some unkempt) passing back gardens and some industrial areas. The Trail is waymarked, but mainly for cyclists (blue signs with a water wheel for cyclists, green signs with a water wheel for walkers).

Eat/Drink: The Rocket, by Putney Bridge (Wetherspoon’s).
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.25

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

n=10 walkers (incl. one arriving a little late) in w=overcast-but-dry weather, something of a result, as it had been raining all day. Mixed bag of a walk, as the writeup promised: a bit of everything from pretty parks to industrial backlands. Entirely on tarmac as well. Quite interesting though we thought.
Having had some problems finding our way through the first park, for the remainder route finding was relatively straight forward, although - due to plenty of house building - one has to keep on top of directions and map at all times.
One left the walk at Earlsfield station, the rest reached Putney Bridge at 1/4 to 9, just as some rain set in. We eschewed the Wetherspoon's and the neighbouring Boathouse, and made our way to the Duke's Head, a wise choice it turned out. Most had a meal. Everyone (I think) left from Putney mainline station towards Clapham J./Waterloo.