Want to discover more about the Wandle? Check out the walk leaflets below and get out and about on the Wandle chalkstream.

The Wandle Trail

We are lucky enough to have a footpath/cycle route that follows the course of the Wandle from Croydon/Carshalton all the way to Wandsworth where it links with the Thames Path. There are a few gaps along the way, but this is a real asset to the local area and a great way to explore the Wandle.

The new Wandle Trail map was 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 and open up access to the Wandle Trail. You can download a copy of the map from their website.

Download the Wandle Trail map

Discover the Source of the Wandle

The Discover the Source of the Wandle project worked with volunteers to research the source of the Wandle through time, investigating local archives, historic maps, paintings and books; as well as exploring the local landscape for built and natural features.

As part of the project, three walks were created. These walks are designed to take you on a self-guided tour of the Carshalton to Croydon area, sharing with you the fascinating facts and stories uncovered by the project. For example, did you know mammoths once roamed the Wandle? Do you know why King Henry VIII disliked Croydon so much?

The walks are fun for all the family and a great way to find out about the local history of the area while getting some fresh air!

The Discover the Source of the Wandle project was part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership, a National Lottery Heritage Lottery Funded scheme.

Walk 1: Carshalton

Walk 2: Croydon

Walk 3: Carshalton to Croydon