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Beckton (Royal Docks Road) to Stratford High Street

Route Details

  • From - to: Royal Docks Road – Stratford High Street
  • Type: Traffic-free greenway
  • Access: Beckton DLR, West Ham rail and underground station, Pudding Mill Lane DLR, Stratford DLR, rail and underground station.  Please note bicycles are not permitted on the DLR at any time, and restrictions apply on the underground. Please check the TfL website for details.
  • Surface: Gravel track

Route Description

This route is an easy-to-follow ride or walk along a raised Greenway from the docklands at Beckton right to the heart of Stratford, meaning that anyone heading along this route can easily avoid the traffic.

The route begins in Beckton on Royal Docks Road, a short walk from Beckton DLR station and a few minutes' cycle from Cycle Superhighway 3. From this entry point the route heads straight onto the raised Greenway, a gravel path that cuts across East London to provide a safe route for walkers and cyclists.

As you head along the greenway there are number of unique sights, including the Beckton Alps, a former spoil heap that is now the highest point in Newham and a Grade 2 side of wildlife interest. Those who want to explore this can reach the summit via a zigzag path from the Newham Way flyover junction.

Further along the route passes the East London Cemetery, which provides an attractive view during spring and summer. Just past here is the Grade-2 listed Abbey Mills Pumping Station, built in the 1860s and still in use (both as a pumping station and occasionally a film set, such as in Batman Begins!). From here the route continues along the greenway until the junction with Stratford High Street, where the route ends.

Local attractions

  • Beckton Alps
  • Docklands Equestrian Centre
  • East London Cemetery
  • Abbey Mills Pumping Station

Bike hire

  • Go Pedal delivers and collects to most areas in London
 
Latitude: 
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This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

This route is an easy-to-follow ride or walk along a raised Greenway from the docklands at Beckton right to the heart of Stratford, meaning that anyone heading along this route can easily avoid the traffic.