2 miles (3.2km)
The early view is of the townscape on the side of Stamford Hill before the towpath switches sides to run along the edge of Walthamstow Marsh, where Britain’s first air flight took place over land which still yields a hay crop.
Tottenham Hale: The Ferry Boat Inn, Ferry Lane. Cross the bridge at the lock and follow the road to a third bridge spanning the Old River Lea. Open all day.Spring Hill: Riverside Cafe. 8am-5pm (Tue & Thu 7pm).
Markfield Park: Pistachios in the Park. Open 9am-6pm.
Tottenham: National Rail or Underground (Victoria Line) to Tottenham Hale.Lea Bridge: National Rail to Clapton Station.
OS Explorer 174 (Epping Forest & Lee Valley)