At last the Lea Valley Walk avoids Bow Flyover

The Lea Valley Walk now passes under the Bow Flyover Junction.

A ’suspended’ pathway alongside the River Lea will be officially opened later this year but the route can be used now.

This means that walkers approaching the end of the Olympic Park boundary from the north will cross a new wooden bridge to go under the road junction on the right hand (west) side. You will emerge to join the existing towpath which after a short distance reaches Three Mills.

“We’re overjoyed to have completed this project which will make a real difference to thousands of journeys in the area every year and even more in the lead up to the Games in 2012,” said British Waterways enterprise manager Mark Blackwell last week.

“As well as being a functional route for local people this scheme improves access to the 28-mile Lea Valley Walk from Hertfordshire all the way to the River Thames which is an excellent way for people to explore the Lee Valley.”

This is just the first of many improvements planned for the Lea Valley Walk in time for next summer.

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