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New River Path Part Four: Enfield to Alexandra Palace

MODERATE 3 reviews

New River Path Part Four: Enfield to Alexandra Palace is a 8.5 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Enfield, London, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 181 m Route Type: Point to Point

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A waterside linear walk along the fourth stretch of the New River in London. In this stretch through North London the New River becomes a little more elusive. Half your journey will be along riverside paths with the other half through parks and streets where the river runs underground or out of reach. 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 to 2.5 hours (plus extra time for 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

6 months ago

The section between Carpenter Gardens and Barrowell Green is now reopened.

7 months ago

The section between Carpenter Gardens and Barrowell Green is closed off. You have to walk along Green Lanes here.

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4 months ago

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