Lea Valley Walk

A long distance walk of 53 miles from Luton to London which follows the course of the River Lea from source to end. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Leagrave
Distance: 53 miles (85 km)
Grid Ref: TL061243
Climbing: 346 metres
Walk time: 20-25 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Lea Valley Walk is a 50 mile long distance footpath located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, and the Thames, at Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, east London. From its source much of the walk is rural. At Hertford the path follows the towpath of the River Lee Navigation, and it becomes increasingly urbanised as it approaches London. Locations on the walk, in order, are Luton, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Welwyn, Hatfield, Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey. In Greater London the Boroughs traversed are Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked with a Swan logo.

Useful Links:
The Lea Valley Walk Guide Book
Steve Barham's Walk of the Lea Valley Way
Transport For London
The Lea Valley Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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