GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tooting Bec Common

2 miles (3 km)

This large open space in South London has a cycling trail running through the western side of the park. There's also miles of walking trails taking you to avenues of trees, acid grassland and a small pond with wildlife. The common covers 92 hectares (221 acres) so you can easily spend a couple of hours strolling around. There's also a cafe, tennis courts and an athletics track. A park run takes place every Saturday at 9:00am at the time of writing. Tooting Bec cafe is situated in a historic Victorian building and is a nice place to sit outside and take on some refreshments after your exercise.
The Capital Ring long distance walking route runs through the common so you can pick this up to extend your walk to either Wandsworth Common or Streatham Common which are both nearby. If you're on a bike then on road TFL cycle routes will take you to Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common from Tooting Common.
The whole of this route is suitable for walkers while cyclists can ride the shared surfaced path on the common's western side.


SW12 9HJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Tooting Bec Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tooting Bec Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a decent cafe in the park but you could also head to the western end of the common and visit the Rose and Crown. You can find the festive pub at 140 Tooting Bec Rd with postcode SW17 8BH for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Fishing lake, Tooting Bec Common - - 26182

Fishing lake, Tooting Bec Common

Tooting Bec Common Cafe - - 1014322

Tooting Bec Common Cafe. Mock Tudor kiosk just off Bedford Hill offers refreshments to the many visitors of this South London open area. An October afternoon is still warm enough for eating al fresco.

Tooting Bec Common - - 1316332

Wide lawn on the common

Tooting Bec Common, fossilised tree trunk

Fossilised tree trunk on Tooting Bec Common. Originally from Lower Purbeck Bed, Portland.

Tooting Bec Common - - 1621219

A bit of wild undergrowth on the side of Bedford Hill

Dr. Johnson Avenue, SW17 - - 1621227

Dr. Johnson Avenue, SW17 A road that crosses Tooting Bec Common.

Open-air exercise class, Tooting Bec Common - - 1316311

Open-air exercise class, Tooting Bec Common A group of about 15/20 women in an open-air class, standing in a circle playing 'tag', next to Doctor Johnson Avenue.

Football pitches on Tooting Bec Common - - 1120553

Football pitches on Tooting Bec Common

GPS Files

GPX File

Tooting Bec Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Tooting Bec Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)