Navigating the Lee upstream - a guided walk
Tottenham Hale train station
Date: 15 July 2022
Time: 11:00 – please note, the walk will begin at this time, if you’re running late, please give the walk leader a call to let them know.
Price: Free but we ask you to please book a ticket to secure your spot
Meeting point: Tottenham Hale train station - N17 9NA, What3words: ///hulk.heads.sang
Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk is scheduled to begin. This will allow time for you to pay for any parking and your leader has time to check everyone in.
Estimated time of walk: (up to) 5 hours
This week's walk in the park leads you along a linear route from the busyness of Tottenham Hale to quieter waterways and towpaths that follow the Lee Navigation northwards to Waltham Cross.
This stretch of river was chosen for this walk by one of our volunteers in celebration of Thames 21 London Rivers Week.
Walkers will see barges of different shapes and sizes, spot wetland wildlife, learn about the history of the area and witness the industrial developments that are continuing today.
This walk is one of our longest and has a mid-point where walks can stop for lunch before carrying on for the second half. Walkers will have the option to head home at the halfway point at Ponders End Lock if they would prefer a shorter walk.
The finish point is Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross. However, walkers will have the opportunity to catch the train home at several other points along the route if they do not want to walk the whole route, we can direct you to the nearest train station, just speak to your guide on the day.
The full length of this walk is 13km (8 miles) and can take around 5 hours. This includes a lunch break at the halfway point at Ponders End Lock. If you decide that you do not wish to complete the whole walk, you will have the opportunity to catch the train home at the halfway point or at several other points along the route, we can direct you to the nearest train station.
Part of this walk is along unsurfaced footpaths and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the walk
The majority of this walk is next to water
Please refer to the weather forecast for the day of your walk and bring suitable clothing such as rain jacket or sun cream
Please bring water and snacks to keep you energised. You'll need a packed lunch for the half way break.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
By bus - Transport for London buses operate from outside Tottenham Hale train station.
By train, tube & tram - the meeting point is outside Tottenham Hale train station which is on the London Underground Victoria Line or the Great Anglia overground.
By car - This walk follows a linear route and is walking distance from a national rail train line so we recommend parking at one of the train stations along the route