104 – Lea Valley: Waltham Abbey to Dobbs Weir 14.9 miles – 29th March

In short: 2 lovely walks bolted together here to form one super long one. Mostly firm underfoot – apart from the start – and very puddly in places: proper walking boots once again required. NO LONGER FREE parking at Waltham Abbey Gardens – BEWARE, we got caught out. Plenty of public toilet facilities and cafés. […]

103 – Chilterns loop from Ashridge Estate 9.3 miles – 19th March

In short: an icy trek in the snow with magnificent views, treacherous climbs and descents and ultimately a poorly signposted final section which left us completely lost! Ice and deep snow mean good walking boots absolutely essential and still probably insufficient. Free National Trust parking at the Bridgewater Monument; clean, accessible public toilets at the […]

102 – Lee Valley path from Edmonton to Walthamstow Wetlands 10.7 miles – 7th March

In short: an extension to walk number 87 to increase the mileage – but quite honestly not the most appealing stretch of canal walking. However the rest of the walk from Tottenham Marshes onwards is still delightful. Dry underfoot throughout though – not to be sniffed at!! Plenty of free car parking. Public toilets available […]

101 – Lea Valley loop from the farms 9.4 miles – 21st February

In short: a more or less dry walk for yet another filthy day – when will this stupid wet weather ever end…? Easy walking – small hill at the beginning followed by a lot of towpaths (and a muddy detour due to footpath repairs). Large free car park, public toilets at start and at halfway […]