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
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
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