River Lea Vale Walk

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Hertford Union Canal meets the River Lea Navigation

This is one of the many walks in the area. A "Lea Valley Walk" (or a "Lee Valley Walk") can be enjoyed both in the Lower Lea Valley, and also in the upper reaches of the River Lee (River Lea). This walks starts at Bow Creek, near Bromley By Bow, and ends at Walthamstow Central Station. The walk goes past the Olympic Park and Springfield Park and Springfield Marina.

The complete walk is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) and will probably take between two and three hours. The walk is free of charge, but donations to the House Mill would be welcomed.



These walks will take place in all weathers.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is at Three Mill Lane

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The Route

House Mill, Three Mill Lane

The route might vary, depending on access. The crossing of Walthamstow Marshes will depend on the state of the ground.

1) Three Mill Lane, Three Mills Green, Three Mills Wall River

2) Three Mills Lock, City Mill Lock

3) Lea Navigation passing Lock Keeper's Cottages at Old Ford Lock

4) Middlesex Filter Beds, Pond Lane Flood Gates and Lea Bridge Sluices

5) Walthamstow Marshes

6) Coppermill Lane

7) St. James Street

8) Walthamstow Central Station

Alternatively, from Lea Bridge Road to Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum and then Walthamstow Central or Lea Bridge Road

Return from Walthamstow Central Station (several buses, Tube and Overground) and St. James Street. Walthamstow Queen's Road is on the line from Barking to Gospel Oak.

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Gordon Joly, gordon.joly@pobox.com 07956 203 284