Waterlink Way

The Waterlink Way is an established part of the National Cycle Network, connecting several parks and green spaces in South East London as it follows the Pool and Ravensbourne Rivers. An accessible route with several railway stations along the way, making it flexible in terms of distance.

Mostly on traffic-free paths, this is a pleasant and easy route, suitable for beginners and families and providing access to green spaces in this densely populated part of London. The trail begins in Cator Park, Beckenham, then heads north through the park to New Beckenham, Bellingham and Catford. You then head through Lewisham and Deptford, finishing on the River Thames in Greenwich Park.

Greenwich is a World Heritage Site with several attractions, such as the Old Royal Naval College with its Painted Hall – the largest painted interior in Europe. Only five minutes away is the Cutty Sark, where you can explore this historic sailing ship and discover the drama of life at sea, and the National Maritime Museum.

Please note

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.

Please help us protect this route

The Waterlink Way is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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