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New North-South London Walking Route Includes the Wandle Trail

A new walking route which links north and south London was launched last weekend. The 34-mile trail starts in Cockfosters and finishes in Carshalton, and covers the full length of the Wandle Trail.

The route was created by Lucy Maddison and Emily Morrison, who setup Walking Post, a website for walks in and around London.

This post contains information about the new north-south London walk, including a map and highlights.

Information about the Route

The 34-mile walk is divided into five sections, which all link up with tube or rail stations. Each of the five sections are shown in the table below.

Start and End Points Length Highlights
Cockfosters Tube Station to
Highgate Tube Station
8 miles Alexandra Palace,
Highgate Woods,
Hampstead Heath.
Highgate Tube Station to
Baker Street Tube Station
6.5 miles Hampstead Heath,
Kenwood House,
Parliament Hill,
Regent’s Canal,
Primrose Hill,
Regent’s Park.
Baker Street Tube Station to
Battersea Power Station
6.2 miles Marble Arch,
Hyde Park,
Buckingham Palace,
St James’s Park,
Trafalgar Square,
Jubilee Gardens,
Battersea Power Station,
Thames Path.
Battersea Power Station to
Colliers Wood Tube Station
7.2 miles Battersea Park,
Peace Pagoda,
Wandsworth Bridge,
St Mary’s Church,
Thames Path,
Wandle Trail.
Colliers Wood Tube Station to
Carshalton Beeches
6.1 miles Wandle Trail,
Deen City Farm,
Morden Hall Park,
The Grove Park,
Carshalton Park.

Map of the Walking Route

The full route, with the five sections marked, is shown on the map below.

There are already many circular walks around London (such as the Capital Ring and London Loop), but none that run north to south, passing through the centre of London. Lucy and Emily have created a route that is 75% off-road, and follows public byways, footpaths and waterways.

Emily Morrison

London is blessed with an array of green space and unexpected vistas, even when you’re right in the centre and think you’ve seen it all before. Walking is the perfect way to discover all kinds of details you might otherwise miss. We want to make it easy for everyone to explore and enjoy our capital city on foot.

Emily Morrison

Co-Founder, Walking Post

More Information

For more information about the North to South London Trail visit:

The Walking Post is a not-for-profit website promoting walking routes in and around London and the southeast which are accessible by public transport. Created and run by Lucy Maddison and Emily Morrison, two friends who walk with a group of fellow hikers most weekends, they also offer ‘open’ walks once a month, which anyone can join.