GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clapham Common

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a walk around this large open space in South London. The common covers 220 acres (89 hectares) with miles of walking trails taking you to open grassland, three ponds and a Victorian bandstand. Wide trails take you to the flower gardens and around Eagle, Long and Mount Ponds. There's also a cycling trail running through the centre of the park. Facilities include a running track, bowling green, Australian rules football pitches, Tennis courts and a skateboard park. The Windmill Pub at the park's eastern side is a good place for refreshments.
If you'd like to extend your exercise you could head south through Balham to Tooting Bec Common where there are more cycling and walking paths to try. The Capital Ring long distance walking trail runs through Wandsworth Common about a mile west of Clapham Common. You can pick this up to extend your walk.


SW4 9DE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Clapham Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Clapham Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Cycle Superhighway 7 passes the common. The signed trail will take you north to Cannon Street in the City of London, or south to Collier's Wood where you can link up with the popular Wandle Trail.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Dome on the Victorian Bandstand on Clapham Common - - 1325255

The Dome on the Victorian Bandstand on Clapham Common. A delight of Victorian Iron-work which looks so much better after the refurbishment.

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Clapham Common North Side with the tower of St Barnabas Church

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Common North Side looking to two Grand Mansions on either side of Cedars Road

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The former common was enclosed in 1812 and is located between the village and the current A27, part is wooded the rest seems to be scrub and waste. This part is near the crossroads of footpaths that run across the common.

Mount Pond, Clapham Common - - 1278274

Mount Pond, Clapham Common

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Clapham Common, milestone On North Side, opposite Victoria Rise; C18 milestone, badly eroded, but probably giving distances to Royal Exchange & Cornhill.

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Relaxing on the Common. Clapham Common is a wonderful open space to relax if you are otherwise trapped by the concrete jungle of London. A fine place to read a book for this cyclist.

Autumn on Clapham Common - - 1552863

Looking along one of the radial paths which converge on the central bandstand.


GPS Files

GPX File

Clapham Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Clapham Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)