This walk is part of the trek The Route of the London Green Belt Way.
Follows River Lea Navigation thru' Ware, St Margarets, Rye House, Dobbs Weir and Broxbourne, to finish on the River Lea Path a short walk east of Cheshunt Station. It's almost impossible to go off-course, unless you make a decision to jump into the canal or take a path away from it.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) From Mill Road follow the Lee Towpath east, signed Riverside Walk, for the next 2.25 miles to Ware.
(1) At 1.2 miles we pass under the Kingsmead Viaduct which carries the A10 over the Lea Valley. At 1.7 miles we pass Ware Lock.
(2) At 2.25 miles the towpath eventually leads to Amwell End (to the left is the bridge over the Lee leading to Ware High Street). Go straight on across the road and back onto the Lee Towpath. 3.12 miles we pass Hardmead Lock. 4.1 miles we pass Stanstead Lock. 4.35 miles we pass under Stanstead Abbots Bridge.
(3) 4.9 miles we pass under A414. 5.72 miles we pass under Rye Road.
(4) At 6.1 miles we pass under a metal bridge. It carries the train line from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport and Cambridge. 6.28 miles we pass Fieldes Weir Lock. On approaching Dobbs Weir at just over 7 miles (the river widens), follow the towpath left over a long footbridge next to the weir and through a small grassy area to reach the road. Turn left over a bridge then turn right and back down to the canal path with a public car park to your left.
(5) 7.35 miles we pass Dobbs Weir Lock. Carthagena Weir is passed at 8 miles, and Carthagena Lock soon after.
(6) 8.24 miles we pass under Nazeing New Road.
(7) On passing The Crown Pub, turn right along Old Nazeing Road and over the bridge to the west bank of the River Lee. Immediately over, turn left to continuing south along the towpath, and soon over a footbridge which crosses the Broxbourne Mill Stream. The railway is just to the right. 10.1 miles we pass Aqueduct Lock. 10.9 miles we pass Cheshunt Lock.
(8) At 11.42 miles, the canal bends slightly to the left, and shortly after this, to the right of the path, is a River Lee Country Park sign. This is where we finish the stage.(A)
On the right hand side a footpath leads to a small car park with public toilets and a picnic area. A few yards later is the entrance to the Lee Valley YHA and the Herts Young Mariners Base. 100 yards further along Windmill Lane in Cheshunt railway station - it's only 300 yards away from the finish of the stage.
D : km 0 - alt. 39m - Hertford East Station
1 : km 1.95 - alt. 36m - Kingsmead Viaduct
2 : km 3.64 - alt. 35m - Amwell End
3 : km 7.84 - alt. 29m - A414
4 : km 9.8 - alt. 32m - Metal bridge
5 : km 11.5 - alt. 29m - Dobbs Weir Lock
6 : km 13.25 - alt. 25m - Nazeing New Road
7 : km 13.83 - alt. 26m - The Crown Pub
8 : km 14.74 - alt. 26m - Canal bend
A : km 18.41 - alt. 23m - Cheshunt Station
More details : http://greenbeltrelay.org.uk/Green%20Bel...
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
Follows the River Lea Navigation thru' Waltham Abbey & past Enfield Lock. We leave the Lea Valley Walk & join the route of the London Loop for almost 2 miles, along the River Lea, past Enfield Island, thru' Sewardstone Marsh & up into Epping Forest. Then thru' a golf course to Lippitts Hill & onto High Beach. There are a few very hilly miles up to and thru' Epping Forest and Bell Common to finish at Epping Station.
A pleasant circular Hertfordshire walk starting from the village of Aspenden near Buntingford. The route featues an abandoned village, a Roman Road and a moated house. Aspenden has pub for those requiring refreshment at the end of the walk.
This Hertfordshire walk mainly uses old green lanes to go through a varied landscape of fields, woods and hedgerows to arrive at the Holt and then by footpaths to Cuckolds Cross. After that there is a section of larger arable fields where you join the Hertfordshire Way to reach Whitwell, an expanded village with an interesting older centre. The final leg passes through a rare breeds farm and The Bury, birthplace of the late Queen Mother.
This circular walk close to Loughton Camp provides a good way to discover Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and less used paths along Loughton Brook enjoying this peaceful area.
From Epping Station, we follow the Essex Way for our whole route. Thru' fields and an ancient track to Coopersale Street, then across fields to Gernon Bushes Nature Reserve. Cross over the M11 and go in a straight line towards Toot Hill. Thru' Toot Hill village and fields to Greensted and onto Chipping Ongar. Two videos at YouTube, one by John Rogers and a second by voxley19, both cover this whole walk.
This quiet circular walk uses a section of Epping Forest Centenary Walk close to Ambresbury Banks (remains of banks) before you follow a path in Birch Wood with lovely views over Deer Sanctuary and its wildlife!
This quiet circular walk provides a good way to discover paths in Bury and Hill woods using a small section of the Epping Forest Centenary Walk. During this walk, you will see a beautiful oak reckoned to be about 350 years old!
This pleasant circular walk combines several paths in Bury Woods including Holly and Willow Trails. Then, you will walk around Connaught Water enjoying its wildlife!
For more walks, use our search engine.
The GPS track and description are the property of the author.