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New River Path Part Five: Alexandra Palace to Stoke Newington

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Haringey, London, England

New River Path Part Five: Alexandra Palace to Stoke Newington is a 4.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Haringey, London, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length4.1 miElevation gain288 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Getting There

A linear walk along the fifth stretch of the New River in London. This diverse section has a bit of everything with chance to see some of the river workings along with residential streets and green open spaces. The New River has an unhelpful name, being neither new nor a river! It is a water supply aqueduct, completed in 1613, to bring drinking water from Hertfordshire to North London. Before this time, London's water supply was limited to the Thames, local streams and wells which were often contaminated. Thames Water has worked with partners to create a 28 mile long-distance path that follows the river's course. The route is relatively flat and follows some paved paths, but mainly unmade paths which can be fairly muddy after periods of rain and in winter. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and some steps along the way. Whilst the route is waymarked, you may find that some of the signs had been rotated round to face the wrong way so take care to check the map and directions regularly. The return leg can be completed by train (see the "Getting there" section for details). Approximate time 2 hours (plus extra time for the walk to the station and the return train journey). Check out the segments of the hike here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/new-river-path--2 or see the full route here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/england/hertfordshire/new-river-path-full-route

As this is a linear walk, you will need to arrange for both your journey to the start point, as well as your return journey from the end of the walk. You could use two cars, but we would recommend using trains. The start point of the walk is Alexandra Palace Rail Station and the end point is alongside the Stoke Newington Reservoirs, less than a mile's walk from Finsbury Park Rail Station. The two stations are on the same line and the train journey is less than 10 minutes.

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Isobel Harrop
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WalkingGreat!

More road than we expected, however the end bit with the Wetlands is beautiful. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon

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wioletta słowik
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terry street
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First to Review

We walked this section backwards as we were staying just off Green Lane. It was easy to follow and interesting, most signs were in place and we just referred to the app on phone from time to time. There were some muddy sections as to be expected after recent rain. We caught the train back it cost £1;40 on oyster with a rail card registered to it.

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Patrick Convey
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Mohammad Samiul Islam
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