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    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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