Route 137 is an entirely traffic-free path that follows the route of the River Mar Dyke from the south of Aveley to North Stifford. The route starts just off Ship Lane and takes you on a safe route over the M25 and the A13. It travels through the lovely Davy Down Riverside Park before finishing at the B186 just outside North Stifford. Here the route connects to local cycle routes that continue on into Chafford Hundred and skirt the Grays Chalk Quarry Nature Reserve.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure that you follow the Towpath Code.