Best cycle routes London: Wandering along the Wandle Trail

Best cycle routes London: Wandering along the Wandle Trail

The Wandle Trail offers those that travel it an escape into nature from the heart of London: experience and witness an array of forests, ponds and animals!  

While not a necessity for this ride, if you have a bicycle equipped for off roading, more power to you! The trail contains several off road portions which aren't best suited for cycles with thin tires. 



Leg I: The Ship to King George's Park

Onto the Wandle Trail

Why not begin your journey at The Ship, a pub directly adjacent to the River Thames in Wandsworth? 

The Wandle Trail follows national cycle route 20, and can be accessed/is located where the River Wandle and Thames conjoin. Continue following it south, and you'll enter King George's Park, the first photo opportunity, but not the last...


Leg II: The Wandle Meadow Nature Park

Introduction to the Park

Continue following the route: enter the Wandle Meadow Nature Park, a quiet and sprawling nature reserve. 



Leg III: Merton Abbey Mills

Communal Gathering

Merton Abbey Mills, a former eighteenth century textile factory, is now home to a weekend market, several pubs and cafes. On Fridays and Saturdays you can catch free music from 7pm!

A revolving water wheel bearing the area's history. 



Leg IV: Morden Hall Park

A National Trust Site 

Hop on the boardwalk and keep your eyes and ears alert, as the park is the home of many species of wildlife. 

Within the park is a former Georgian manor home, now used as a wedding venue.  

Leg V: Croydon

Back to the Cycling Lanes  



If you give the Wandle Trail a go, let us know, we'd love to hear about your experience. Get in touch at or connect with us at @ridebeeline or #ridebeeline



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