Only a handful of us managed the Enfield Lock to Tottenham Hale walk which took place this morning as part of the Walk London Autumn Ambles initiative supported by Transport for London.
We met in mist at Enfield but by the time we reached the actual lock the sun was breaking through.
As geese flew overhead we assisted a barge through the lock before setting off south to inspect Mossop’s Creek and pause at Ponder’s End where there is Wright’s flour mill.
At Pickett’s Lock we saw the geese who live there. Later we left the towpath to walk on Tottenham Marshes. The Water’s Edge tea room was open and we sat outside watching a canoe instructor taking novices on their first trip upstream. It was hot and just like summer.
We might do it the other way round next time. The Winter Wanders are on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February.