Waltham Abbey to Tottenham and Return

This 14 mile cycle ride takes you from Waltham Abbey down the banks of The River lee to

Tottenham Lock and return. The trail along the way is almost all traffic along the river side and the there is a mixture of surfaces along this easy flat route. There are several pubs to stop for refreshments along the route. There is a train service which runs from Tottenham Hale Station near to Tottenham Lock back to Waltham Abbey should you wish to use the service we would recommend you check the details of the service before your journey.

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Waltham Abbey is a market town which takes its name from Waltham Abbey Church, the burial place of King Harrod II after his death at The Battle of Hastings. You will find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to explore and enjoy in Waltham Abbey.

Starting from towpath just off Station Road A121 where the road crosses over over The Lee. You join the towpath by turning left down the path along side Jewsons just after the Station Road passes over the River Lee. Follow the path as it takes you down to the waterside path.

After a short distance you pass under the M25 and pass the first set of locks, Rammey Marsh Locks. About a quarter of a mile past the first lock you pass The Greyhound Pub on your right as you cycle along and 250 yards past the Greyhound pub you come to Enfield lock where you cross over the lock on the other side you bear right down Swan and Pike Road which takes you for 200 yards to the entrance of Lee Valley Park.

Continue along the trail and the trail takes you along side the King George and William Girling Reservoirs behind the bank on your left as you cycle along the trail. Built in 1912 the reservoirs supply London with water.

After about one and three quarters of a mile from the entrance to the park you pass locks at Ponders End. Continue along the path past the golf range on your right and after about 2 miles you  pass under the A406 and pass Banbury Reservoir on your left and you will find yourself cycling in parkland. After a few hundred yards the path takes you right over a small bridge at Stonebridge Lock. On the other side of the bridge turn left through the Tottenham Marshes Park.

Cycle along through the parkland and after half a mile you come to Tottenham Lock. Tottenham lock is point at which you can turn around and retrace you journey back to the start. If you wish you can catch the train back from the nearby Tottenhan Hale Station.

 

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