Broxbourne to Cheshunt

3 miles (4.8km)

In 2012 there will be an £11m canoe course with seating for 12,000 spectators built between the river and the station for the Olympic Games. From here the route is alongside the River Lee country Park as the river winds south out of Broxbourne between Silvermead grazing meadows and Nazeing Marsh. At King’s Weir the water divides into the Old River Lea and the navigation, with its towpath running in an almost straight line to Cheshunt through two locks. Trees completely screen new development to the west, and to the east can be seen Hayes Hill on the Essex side of the Lee Valley Park. There are picnic tables just before Cheshunt Lock and a spectacular orchid area at its best in early June.

Refreshments
Broxbourne: The Crown, on towpath. Open all day.Broxbourne: Mobile cafe in Mill Lane. 10am-4pm (Oct-Feb weekends only).

Accommodation
Broxbourne: Church View, 80 Station Road, EN10 7AN; tel. 01992 460807.
Cheshunt: 14 Ashdown Crescent EN8 ORE; tel. 01992 628853; turn off the towpath at the first Cheshunt signpost after Redpoll Hide; go right into Elm Drive.

Transport
Broxbourne: National Rail.Cheshunt: National Rail.

Tourist Information
Hoddesdon: Hoddesdon Library, 98a High Street (01438 737333)

Map
OS Explorer 174 (Epping Forest & Lee Valley).

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