Walks & walking

The Lee Valley offers all kinds of walking in Hertfordshire, Essex and London. There are 26 miles of riverside trails to enjoy and quiet, car-free walking routes through nature reserves and peaceful urban spaces.

Whether you fancy a gentle family stroll, a guided walk or a lengthy hike, the Lee Valley fits the bill.

Many paths are surfaced for all-weather walking and easy pushchair or wheelchair use, and with an abundance of wildlife habitats and heritage sites there’s always plenty to see and do.

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- our top places to walk in the Lee Valley


Find your perfect walking route

- Explore the Lee Valley on foot


Choose from 40 suggested routes in the Lee Valley

With miles of traffic free trails in the Lee Valley to choose from you can experience and explore the diversity and beauty of Hertfordshire, Essex and London.

The Lea Valley Walk

- Step back in time on this 18 mile walk


Discover the Lea Valley Walk

The 18 mile (29km) Lea Valley Walk takes you back in time, in a fascinating journey from Waltham Abbey to the Thames at Limehouse Basin. Follow the historic Lee Navigation towpath on a route that’s full of surprises and interest.

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