The Lea Valley Walk

Leagrave to the heart of London

Guidebook to the Lea Valley Walk, a 53-mile long-distance path from Luton to the Thames. It follows the River Lea from its source near Leagrave to East India Dock opposite Greenwich, with an alternative finish at Limehouse and an optional tour of the Olympic Park. Les mer
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Guidebook to the Lea Valley Walk, a 53-mile long-distance path from Luton to the Thames. It follows the River Lea from its source near Leagrave to East India Dock opposite Greenwich, with an alternative finish at Limehouse and an optional tour of the Olympic Park. On the way it passes through a blend of quiet countryside, nature reserves and urban landscapes.
The Lea Valley Walk offers level, waymarked walking for all abilities. The complete trek is presented in nine stages, accompanied by clear OS mapping, with suggestions for three, four, five and six day itineraries. For those looking for an easy-to-access traffic-free day or half-day walk, the route is divided into sections with convenient railway stations close to each end.
Tracing the river as it passes through Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire towards the bustle of London, this fine and varied walk takes in historical towns and villages, stately homes and castles, including Waltham Abbey and Hertford Castle, Luton Hoo, Brocket Park and Hatfield. Along with suggestions for refreshment stops and accommodation, the guidebook is packed with fascinating snippets of information about wildlife, landscape, history and industrial heritage, making it an ideal companion to exploring the river and its surroundings.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

Map key

Overview map

Introduction

Lea Valley Walk

History of the valley

Heritage

Up and down the valley

London's greenhouse

Wildlife

Backpacking the Walk

Day walking

An almost flat walk

Maps

Using this guide

The Lea Valley Walk

Section 1 Leagrave to Luton Airport Parkway

Section 2 Luton Airport Parkway to Harpenden

Section 3 Harpenden to Hatfield

Section 4 Hatfield to Hertford

Section 5 Hertford to Broxbourne

Section 6 Broxbourne to Enfield Island

Section 7 Enfield Island to Tottenham Lock

Section 8 Tottenham Lock to Three Mills

Section 9 Three Mills to East India Dock

Section 9A Three Mills to Limehouse Basin

The Olympic Park

Day Walk Tour of the Olympic Park



Appendix A Route summary table

Appendix B Itinerary planner

Appendix C Further information

Om forfatteren

Leigh Hatts has been walking the Thames towpath and exploring the river and Docklands since 1981, when he worked on the feasibility study that resulted in the decision to establish the route as a National Trail. He worked as a reporter with the walkers' magazine TGO and as arts correspondent of the Catholic Herald. He is co-founder of Bankside Press a small family-run web and print publishing business based in London SE1.