River Lee Navigation

A canal side path through Docklands, the Olympic Park, surburbia and the Lea Valley

Length 25.3 miles ( 40.7 km)
Toughness 1 / 10
Off Road 100% - good paths. Signed for cyclists throughout.

This ride follows a river / canal / navigation towpath from docklands north through the inner suburbs, out past the M25 to Hertford. Links with the Thames Path and Regents Park canal rides in the south. The path was improved for the Olympics, and now extends to the Thamaes at the Limehouse basin

The inner London sections will be busy at commuting times and weekends, but gets peaceful towards the north

Travel Many train stations. Trains from Kings Cross go to Heretford. Trains from Liverpool Street go to Hertford, and many other stations inbetween. At the south, Limehouse (from Fenchurch Street) is the closest station. Free on-street parking at weekends, or weekdays away from stations towards the north of the walk.
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Start E14 4HJ Map Directions

Finish EN3 6HA Map Directions


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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