Lea Valley Walk

Sat 10th Jan 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
9:00
Route
Limehouse Stn, 4 min journey from Fenchurch Street and on DLR
General Notes
Finish Broxbourne Station. Frequent return trains to Liverpool Street. Pub lunch. <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea_Valley_Walk">See Details</a>. Ldr Rob Myers
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Lea Valley Walk 1, Saturday 10th January 2009
13 walkers, 19 miles - leader Rob Myers
13 walkers including 1 first timer braved arctic conditions for a very pleasant walk along the frozen canals and River Lea Navigation. It was amusing at times to see the ducks and swans attempts to walk on the ice. The walk started at the Limehouse basin and passed through Regents Canal, Victoria Park, Hackney Marshes and Walthamstow Marshes before a welcome cup of tea at Stonebridge Lock Cafe. Following that the walk progressed through Ponders End, Enfield Lock and Ramney Marsh before reaching our very late lunch stop at Waltham Abbey. Some walkers spent the lunch break exploring the Abbey Church founded in 1050 by Harold II whilst others went to the pub. Following lunch there was a short but enjoyable final 4-mile stage via Cheshunt to Broxbourne where the Olympic Canoeing is due to be held. Everyone agreed that it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

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