Waterlink Way

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Footpaths across Cator Park, Beckenham. - geograph.org.uk - 59155.jpg
Cyclepath junction in Cator Park, Beckenham
Length8 mi (13 km)
LocationSouthern England, United Kingdom
DesignationUK National Trail
TrailheadsSouth Norwood Country Park and Cutty Sark ship, Greenwich
UseHiking, cycling
Hiking details
Trail difficultyEasy
SeasonAll year
WaymarkReflected "W"
HazardsSection of road along Ladywell Road
Waterlink Way cyclepath in Bellingham

Waterlink Way is a cyclepath and walking route in South East London. It extends from South Norwood Country Park (near Elmers End station) to the Cutty Sark ship in Greenwich, a total of eight miles.[1][2]

The Waterlink Way connects a number of parks and green spaces in South East London – including Ladywell Fields and Brookmill Park – while following the Pool and Ravensbourne rivers.[3] The route was designed to be accessible, with a large number of railway stations including Kent House, Lower Sydenham, Ladywell, Lewisham and Greenwich en route.[4]

Other routes[edit]

The Waterlink Way forms part of National Cycle Network (Route 21 between London and the Sussex coast).[5]

In Cator Park, Beckenham the cyclepath links with the Capital Ring and Green Chain Walk long distance footpaths.


Waterlink Way waymark.
Some parts of the Waterlink Way are shown with inset pavement markers.

The WW is shown on road signs and sometimes with pavement markers.

There are further Waterlink Way signs along NCN21 beyond its official southern end point, for example at New Addington.[6]


  1. ^ "Lewisham Council - Waterlink Way". Lewisham.gov.uk. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ "The Waterlink Way cycle route | Cycle routes | London Borough of Bromley". Bromley.gov.uk. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Waterlink Way – car-free cycling heaven!". The Sydenham Society. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Waterlink Way - Map". Sustrans. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  5. ^ Wood, Donna, ed. (2009). Cycling in the UK (2011 ed.). AA Publishing. pp. 73–77. ISBN 9780749571566.
  6. ^ Google Street View, https://www.google.com/maps/@51.3556661,-0.0305869,3a,16.3y,351.93h,89.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sefvY_SpE5rLJHjgt_-rv9Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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