Rye House to Broxbourne

3 miles (4.8km)

This is a beautiful stretch, which includes the junction with the Stort Navigation and the attractive Dobbs Weir, where the Lee Navigation again leaves the Old River Lea. There are riverside pubs at Rye House, Dobbs Weir and Broxbourne. The towpath, for the first time without its metalled surface, again crosses the Meridian. Close by at Nazeing Mead is one of the largest concentrations of the valley’s famous glasshouses.

Refreshments
Rye House: Historic Rye House pub. Open all day. Children welcome.Dobbs Weir: Fish & Eels pub. Open all day.Carthagena Lock: Tea, drinks and ice cream in cabin behind cottage. Mon-Sat 7am-7pm; Sun 8am-7pm.

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

Transport
Rye House: National Rail.Broxbourne: National Rail.

Map
OS Explorer 174 (Epping Forest & Lee Valley.

1 thought on “Rye House to Broxbourne

  1. PETER FIELD

    DOBBS WEIR ATTRACTS DOZENS OF PEOPLE ONSUNNY DAYS BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PICNIC TABLE FOR THE WHOLE OF DOBBS WEIR AND NOT A SINGLE LIFEBOUY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

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