London
4 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 4.2 miles
Bike suitability - Mountain Bike,Hybrid (off road tyres)
Route rating
4.5 stars
(4 reviews)
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Starting point

The Band Stand next to the Colour House Theatre
Merton Abby Mills
London
Greater London
SW19 2RD

Abby Mills

Cycle the River Wandle taking in parklands and wildlife. At just over four miles in length and using traffic-free paths, the route is ideal for beginners and takes in some fascinating places along its route. Merton Abbey Mill, originally built to serve the needs of 18th century silk makers, became the home of William Morris' textile printing in the 19th Century. Fast forward to today and the Mills form an attractive craft village. The river also passes through the National Trust's Morden Hall Park, an attractive 125 acre green oasis, as well as Ravensbury Park with its woodland, nature reserves and children's play area.