Wimbledon to Sutton Common

Explore some of Merton and Sutton’s local green spaces along this short route in Southwest London. This route is National Route 208 of the National Cycle Network.

Enjoy a peaceful journey on this 5-mile route between Wimbledon and Sutton. Find greenery, gardens and trails to explore in the grounds of a Georgian manor house in Morden Park, and spot wildlife by the lake in Cannon Hill common.  

For a relaxed family cycle ride or if you use a wheelchair, handcycle or pushchair, we recommend exploring the traffic free paths in Cannon Hill common, Morden Park, and Rosehill Park.


Information on this page    

Places to see and explore  

  • Cannon Hill Common: woodland, playground, and fishing lake
  • Morden Park: A public park in the grounds of an old country house with gardens, trails, and playground. 
  • Sutton Common recreation ground 
  • Reigate Avenue recreation ground 
  • Rosehill Park


Local amenities 

  • Wimbledon local shops and services 
  • Raynes Park local shops and services 
  • Morden Park: Morden leisure centre café, The George Inn pub  
  • Rosehill Park: Simon’s Diner 


Public transport   

By train: Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Wimbledon Chase, South Merton, Morden South, St Helier, Sutton Common 

By tube: Wimbledon (District line), South Wimbledon, Morden (Northern line) 

By tram: Wimbledon  

Find out more about using public transport to get to the National Cycle Network on our Get started on London’s National Cycle Network page.     


Continue on the National Cycle Network 

Want to explore more of the National Cycle Network from this route?  

Follow these directions to find other National Cycle Network routes near here:  

Take a short hop east to join the Wandle trail from Wandsworth to Carshalton and Farthing Downs on Route 20 

Cycleway 31 between Raynes Park and New Malden (not NCN) is a traffic free path suitable for walking, wheeling, and cycling. 


Continue walking  

Want to explore more of London’s walking network from this route?      

Find out which other routes you can join from Route 208: 

  • At Wimbledon join the Capital Ring at Wimbledon Park. 
  • At Raynes Park take the traffic free path to New Malden to join the Beverley Brook walk. 

Find more useful information about walking in London on our Get started on London’s National Cycle Network page.   

Two mums with pushchairs and a little girl on a scooter walking away from the camera along a traffic-free route surrounded by trees.

Accessibility information 



There is a chicane barrier at the entrance to Morden Park from Epsom Road (A24). 

There are chicane barriers at entrances to Sutton common recreation ground. 

There are gates at both entrances to Reigate Avenue recreation ground. 

There are gates at both entrances to Rosehill Park 



In Morden Park, some paths are hard packed gravel. 

In Rosehill Park, some paths are hard packed gravel. 


Take care 

This route has these busier on road sections. 

At Wimbledon, this route uses very busy Wimbledon Hill Road (A219) and busy St George’s Road for 250m. 

At Wimbledon Chase, this route crosses the very busy A298 and uses busy Martin Way for 150m.  

At the A217 entrance to Rosehill Park take great care crossing Glastonbury Road side street and the A217.  The A217 can be crossed in two uncontrolled stages or a bridge with shallow steps. 

Please help us protect this route

The Wimbledon to Sutton Common route 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.

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.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure that you follow the Towpath Code.

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