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|The Greenway: Stratford to Beckton|
|Author: Thames Water, Published: 02 May 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 4.5 mile linear walk along London’s Greenway, a raised footpath along the top of the embankment of Thames Water’s northern outfall sewer. The walk starts alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with chance to glimpse the park’s distinctive landmarks, and also passes the beautiful Abbey Mills Pumping Station. The Greenway provides a wonderful traffic-free route to enjoy with family and friends. |
The walk is almost entirely flat and follows surfaced paths for the whole length. There are no stiles on route, just a couple of wide gates to negotiate, so it would be suitable for pushchairs. The Greenway path is open from 5.30am every day and is locked at 7pm in winter (Oct to Mar) and at 9pm in summer (Apr to Sep). From Feb 2014 to Mar 2015 Thames Water is undertaking works to repair Victorian bridges along the route, so there may be some minor diversions. Dogs are welcome on the Greenway footpath. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
The walk starts from London’s Stratford Station which is in Zone 3 and is served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the Jubilee Line, the Central Line and mainline rail services. The walk finishes at Beckton Station which is also in Zone 3 and is served by the DLR. Your return journey between the two stations can be completed with a 20 minute single journey on the DLR.
|Start to Greenway|
Start point: 51.5413 lat, -0.0028 long
Leave Stratford Station via the main exit signed for town centre and buses. You’ll emerge with the bus station and Stratford Centre directly ahead. Turn right along the pavement (passing the old engine, Robert, on the left) with the DLR platforms running to the right. Continue in the same direction, keeping the rail line close on the right.
|Greenway to Upper Road|
Start point: 51.5342 lat, -0.0066 long
Turn left onto the Greenway, a surfaced footpath and cycleway which sits on top of the embankment of Thames Water’s northern outfall sewer. This sewer carries the entire sewage of North London to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in East London. It was designed by Joseph Bazalgette after an outbreak of cholera in 1853 and the Great Stink of 1858, when an unusually hot summer exacerbated the smell from London’s street drains, forcing government action.
|Upper Road to Woolwich Manor Junction|
Start point: 51.5276 lat, 0.0174 long
Cross over the road using the pedestrian crossing and take the green gateway opposite to continue on the Greenway. Stay on the Greenway, crossing the next three roads; Balam Street, Barking Road and Prince Regent Lane.
|Woolwich Manor Junction to End|
Start point: 51.5208 lat, 0.0583 long
Turn right along the pavement, signed for Beckton DLR. Continue in the same direction, using the pedestrian crossings to pass under the A13 flyover. Keep ahead along the right-hand pavement of Woolwich Manor Way.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author thameswater and may not be reproduced without permission.
This walk is closed. you cannot walk along it due to major maintenance works.
|By lyndalees on 30 Jul 2015|
We started this walk from Beckton heading towards Stratford, it was a pleasant walk, nice and flat, few roads to cross. There was still maintenance work being done along the route. It would have been nice if there were rubbish bins as lots of litter and dog mess, and some seats to sit on. Not much scenery to look at unless you like looking into people's back gardens.
|By chicken on 29 Dec 2016|
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