Hammersmith Loop to via Fulham Palace

Hammersmith Loop via Fulham and Fulham Palace

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A 5 mile cycle route from the London suburb of Hammersmith the flat cycle route takes you through some quite suburban streets to Fulham Palace and then you return via a riverside route along a riverside path back to Hammersmith Bridge. There are numerous places in London where you can hire cycle and we would suggest you check out your local area.

Starting from the north bank of Hammersmith Bridge cycle down Wortlidge Street and at the end of the street turn left along Queen Caroline Street and by The Riverside Studios turn left along Crisp Road.

At the end of Crisp Road turn left on to Chancellor’s Road and then right in to Distillery Road follow the road round to the left on to Winslow Road and turn left along Manbre Road. Follow the cycling signs which take you on to Rannoch Road. At the end of the road turn left along Crabtree Lane and then left along Woodlawn Road.

Cycle along Woodlawn Road and after he school turn right down Queensmill Road which takes you closer to the river. At the end of the road turn left along Stevenage Road.
Continue to cycle along Stevenage Road for about a quarter of a mile to the end of the road. As you cycle along the road you pass Craven Cottage home to Fulham Football Club. Craven Cottage has been home to Fulham since 1896.

At the end of the road enter Bishops Park where you will find Fulham Palace which was the official residence for the bishop of London from 704 up until 1973 and it is said it once had the longest moat in England.

Cycle through the park and leave the park by the gate by All Saints Church, close to Putney Bridge. At the gate turn left and cross over the River Thames over Putney Bridge. On the other side of the bridge turn right on to Lower Richmond Road B306 and as you drop down to the river bank bear right on to The Embankment.

Cycle along the Embankment passing various rowing clubs on the river bank as you cycle along. After about 500 yards you pass Leaders Gardens and pass over a small bridge across Beverley Brook. At this point the tarmac ends and you will now be cycling along a towpath towards Hammersmith. Take care in the wet weather this section of the ride can be muddy. Continue along the towpath for approximately 1 mile keeping to the river bank path all the way. As you cycle along this section of the cycle ride you pass Barn Elms Sports Centre, Waterworks and London’s Wetlands Nature Reserve on your left hand side.

After 1 mile you come to Hammersmith Bridge. Cycle under the bridge and up the ramp on the far side of the bridge which takes you up to the road level. At the top of the bridge bear left and cycle across the bridge to the start/finish of your cycle ride.

 

 

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