New River Path

A long distance walk of 28 miles in Hertfordshire and Greater London following the course of the man-made New River, dug to bring fresh water into the city. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: River Lea near Hertford
Distance: 28 miles (45 km)
Grid Ref: TL340138
Climbing: 158 metres
Walk time: 10-14 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The New River Path follows the course of the New River in London which leads from its source point on the River Lea to Finsbury in Inner London. Essentially this is a walk along a man made channel dug in the early 17th century to bring clean water into London. Starting at a point between Hertford and Ware the path travels though, or close to, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, Enfield, Southgate, Wood Green, Hornsey, Stoke Newington and Islington to Finsbury. The New River is a rich innner city resource for leisure and while on the walk there are plenty of opportunities to see a variety of inner city wildlife.

Useful Links:
New River Path Guide Booklet
London Parks and Gardens Trust
Long Distance Walkers Association

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