Lea Valley Walk south of Hackney Wick

The Lea Valley Walk really now ends at Hackney Wick due to the closures caused by the Olympic preparations.

There is even a diversion to the diversion at Hackney Wick which is enough to make you go for the train.

However, it’s worth pushing on south a little bit further.

The current route south from Red Post Lane bridge, where the path is blocked off, is:

From the towpath go up on to the bridge and cross the water. Keep ahead and take the second turning on the left. (Or go right for the station.)

Go right and left to follow Wansbeck Road. After a junction keep on to a bend and go right up steps. At the top turn sharp left on to the Greenway which gives the best view of the Olympic Park.

At the far end is the View Tube cafe. And nearby is Pudding Mill Station on the Docklands Light Railway.

See page 114.

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