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East Wickham Open Space circular walk: 1.4 miles

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This is a circular walk from Central Ave/Wickham Street bus stop. You will see highlights of East-Wickham Open Space.

The walk is about 1.4 miles (or 2.2km) through tarmac path suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

The nearest accessible toilets are Welling Library, Bellegrove Road.

Route grade

  • Moderate - Using manual wheelchair with support
  • Tarmac surfaces with some hills to climb.

Getting to the start of the walk

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Welling is the nearest train station.

Take the bus from 51 from Welling train station. Go to bus stop B, and catch bus 51 (heading towards Plumstead Common). Stop at Wickham Street.

For more information getting you to the start of the walk phone 0870 240 6094 or visit www.tfl.gov.uk.

Route segment 1

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 1

This route starts from Central Avenue bus stop. Turn right as you leave the bus, East Wickham Park is in front of you. Walk to the end of Central Avenue, and cross over Wickham Street. Turn right and go along Wickham Street.

Route segment 2

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 2

You pass houses on your left and then come to the park gates on Wickham Street. Follow the path on the left, leading towards the children’s playground.

Route segment 3

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 3

You come to an intersection in the path, just before the children's playground. Turn left and follow the path around to the right, towards the allotments. After a while the path heads downhill.

Route segment 4

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 4

You come to the bottom of the hill. Follow the path curving to the right, which leads though the park.

Route segment 5

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 5

Turn left at the end of the path. The allotments are on your left. The path rises steeply to the top of the park.

Route segment 6

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 6

Turn right at the top, keeping the brick wall on your left side. The Woolwich Cemetery is on the other side of the wall.

Route segment 7

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 7

Keep going straight ahead to the top of the next hill.

Route segment 8

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 8

Follow the path to the right, the path levels out again.

Route segment 9

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 9

The main route is to the right. But, if you want you can take a break in a pub or walk a loop. To visit the pub go straight ahead at the gates in front of you. To walk a loop, take the next path heading left and follow it around to the left to return to this point.

Route segment 10

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 10

You come back to the children’s playground on your right side. Take the next path on the left back to the park gates.

Route segment 11

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 11

Turn right out of the park gates back onto Wickham Street. Stay on the same side of the road and walk back down to the roundabout.

Route segment 12

Photoroute 10 - East Wickham Open Space - Step 12

Go past the roundabout, then cross over Wickham Street. Turn left and walk back to the bus stop on Central Avenue.

Congratulations

You have walked about 1.4 miles (or 2.2km).