Tom praised the Wandle Trail for its beauty, offering 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! And if you happen to own a Beeline Velo, it's even better! ;-) The trail contains several off road portions which aren't the best suited for cycles with thin tires.
Leg I: The Ship to King George's Park
Onto the Wandle Trail
Tom's journey began at The Ship, a pub directly adjacent to the River Thames in Wandsworth. After a pint of lager and a cottage pie he was off.
Leg II: The Wandle Meadow Nature Park
Introduction to the Park
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. There's also musicians and actors that put on performances throughout the area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the routes in the Summer Series are available in the app for a period of two weeks after the publication of this blog. Check this one out before it disappears!