Wetlands to wetlands cycle route opens

New three-kilometre cycle route links up Hackney with Walthamstow

OIL your chain and pump up your tyres: the brand new three kilometre ‘wetlands to wetlands’ cycling route, linking Hackney with Walthamstow, is now open and ready for riding. 

The new well-signed and lit route links Woodberry Wetlands in Hackney and Walthamstow Wetlands (above). The ‘greenway’ avoids busy roads – such as Amhurst Park and Seven Sisters Road – by linking parks, marshland, quiet back roads and towpaths.

Trees have been planted along the stretch, and new lighting has been installed for the darker evenings. A new cycle ramp over Spring Hill bridge will also make it easier for cyclists to wheel their bikes over the River Lea and into Walthamstow Wetlands.

Additional work is planned for some junctions, to further improve the route which will be linked to several other ‘greenway’ routes to Central London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Walthamstow.

The wetlands are an oasis for urban wildlife, including birds, bats, aquatic life, plants and trees. It is hoped that the new greenway will encourage people to venture outdoors more, get active and explore the abundance of nature on their doorstep.