The river Wandle itself is a tributary of the Thames to the south west of London, consisting of 15 miles of rich chalk stream habitat in good condition, which in its industrial heyday, was the ‘hardest working river in London’, with over 90 mills along it’s banks throughout time. The river rises in two sources Waddon and Carshalton.
The Trail mostly follows the Wandle River, and runs for about 12.5 miles (20km) from East Croydon Station to the Thames Path in Wandsworth near Wandsworth Town train station. There are 2 main starting points: Wandle Park, Croydon (12 mile walk) or Carshalton Ponds, Carshalton (9 mile walk). In places the trail is narrow and uneven for wheelchair users.
The Trail map shows a cycle route and walking route and highlights the fascinating places to visit along its length. The Trust have worked hard over the years with partners to improve the Trail and we will continue to secure investment to make the Trail safer and more accessible for more people to enjoy.
The map has been created by The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust and developed in partnership with First Base, as a result of their shared commitment to help raise awareness of and open access to the Wandle Trail. You can download a copy of the map below.
Hard copies of the map are available from the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust office (varied opening hours), the Second-hand Bookshop at Morden Hall Park (open Mon-Fri, 10-4).
The print version of the map works best double sided on A3 paper.