Barking to East Ham
I leave Barking tube station and walk towards the North Relief Road. In this area there is quite a bit of building work going on.
I’m now following the reverse route for my Hammersmith & City line walk so much of the surroundings looks familiar. As I walk into Cowbridge Lane this squirrel jumps out of a bin in front of me.
I take a bridge over the River Roding and then another bridge over the A406.
I pass through a mostly residential area on Watson Avenue and Burges Road. On the High Street North are many shops, after which I reach East Ham tube station.
East Ham to Upton Park
A short distance up the High Street I turn left into Plashet Grove.
On Park Road I have to cross the train track using a caged bridge. I get to King’s Road where the houses have these unusual arches on them. I then reach Upton Park tube station which is the stop for the West Ham United football club.
Upton Park to Plaistow
On Green Road I head into the Queens Market. Last time I walked through it there were loads of market stalls. Today (Monday) there is not much activity apart from the fixed shops on the sides.
I walk west on Queens Road and then on Plaistow Road I get to Plaistow underground station.
Plaistow to West Ham
I walk along Corporation Street passing one house which has this interesting camouflage decorated truck in the drive.
At the end of Corporation Street I turn left and soon reach West Ham tube station.
West Ham to Bromley-by-Bow
I make my way onto the Greenway which is a long thin strip of raised park land that runs for over four miles through this part of London. It is built on top of a sewer.
I leave the Greenway, walk past a number of roads, and then follow the Three Mills Wall River south until I reach the Three Mills Green.
I walk between the Clock Mill and the House Mill. The House Mill is the largest tidal mill in the country. Corn was milled on this site for over 1000 years.
A short walk on the Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach brings me to Bromley-by-Bow tube station.