The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich

The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich

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Slade Green Railway Station

Forest Road

Erith

DA8 2NX

United Kingdom

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Final stretch of the England Coast Path, Slade Green to Woolwich

About this event

Walk type: Linear, beginning at one point and finishing at another

Walk length: 11 miles

Walk terrain: mainly flat or undulating, riverside

Walk pace: A relaxed & leisurely pace

Lunch and breaks: Riverside picnic packed lunch half way along the route.

This is the final stretch of the England Coast Path from Grain to Woolwich. Our walk starts at Slade Green train station which leads us in minutes towards marshland and wide open space towards towards the Thames coastal path at Dartford Creek. Walking via the Dartford and Erith Marshes with their rich feeding ground for a variety of birds and wildlife we may catch a glimpse of a Heron, Swallow or Barn Owl on our route. Passing the Dartford Creek Barrier, erected to prevent a flood risk we walk past the spectacular Crossness Engines Trust, a group of Victorian listed buildings which accommodate four large beam engines currently under restoration. It is possible to visit this wonderful place another time.

https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

Continuing our walk along the Thames Path we walk towards Thamesmead and The Royal Arsenal at Woolwich with this military history dating back some four hundred years. Our walk ends at the Woolwich foot tunnel which crosses underneath the River Thames between Woolwich South and Woolwich North in the London Borough of Newham. For people who would like to it is possible to walk through the 504 meter tunnel, it is free of charge or catch a ferry across from the same point, again this is free of charge.

From Woolwich Foot Tunnel it is a short walk towards Woolwich Arsenal train station or Woolwich High Street both of which have public transport links back towards London, Sidcup or Orpington.

The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich image
The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich image
The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich image
The Isle of Grain to Woolwich Walk Five - Slade Green to Woolwich image

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