Local walkers and cyclists will have their lives made easier thanks to a new Wandle Trail leaflet, produced in conjunction with Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Councils, Groundwork Merton and Sustrans.
The Wandle Trail was developed by the Wandle Group, Wandle Industrial Museum and the riparian London Boroughs. The Trail stretches from East Croydon Station to the Thames at Wandsworth via Beddington, Carshalton, Morden, Colliers Wood and Earlsfield, and is approximately 14 miles (20 km) long.
The trail provides a largely off-road route for walkers and cyclists and much of it runs through attractive parks and open spaces, past many features of historical and ecological interest. The new leaflet is designed to introduce people to the Trail, and is packed with useful information on where the trail runs, features of interest, public transportation links for access to the start and finish, and various places along the way.
A detailed and colourful map illustrates the locations of the many attractions along the trail, making navigation fun and interesting. Estimated walking times for each section of the trail have been included, along with Good Cycling and Countryside Codes to foster mutual respect between the users of the Trail.
Councillor Russell Makin, Cabinet Member for Transport and Planning, said, ‘The Wandle Trail leaflet is a really useful guide to the trail and I encourage residents to pick up a copy and enjoy a walk or cycle ride one weekend. It is a lovely part of our borough and should be enjoyed.’
The leaflet is available now from Merton Link, the borough’s libraries, or by contacting Phil Ryder on 020 85453074.