Like cycling but don’t like traffic? Then why not take advantage of one of the south-east’s best cycle paths? It’s right on your doorstep and almost all the route is off-road along well-signposted tarmac and concrete paths.
The Waterlink Way allows you to cycle north from SE26 to Greenwich along the banks of the Pool and Ravensbourne rivers all the way to Greenwich. Head south, in the other direction and the route takes you through Kelsey Park to South Norwood Country Park and beyond – all the way to Eastbourne if your legs can carry you that far!
Access the park from the end of the spine road to the left-hand side of the Savacentre at Bell Green or further north at the end of Selworthy Road.
The Waterlink Way is part of National Cycle Network Route 21. From Greenwich you can access Route 4 (the Thames Path) or push your bike through the Greenwich foot tunnel to join more car-free cycle routes on the Isle of Dogs.
For further details of the Waterlink Way see:
Main photo courtesy of Pollards Hill Cyclists