Pymmes Brook Trail
16 km / 10 miles
This is an easy access, mainly level, hard surface route that mainly follows the route of the Pymmes Brook where this is accessible, more so in the first half. The Pymmes Brook is a tributary of the River Lea that it joins beyond the walkable route at Tottenham Hale.
The walk passes through Oak Hill Park, Brunswick Park, Arnos Park, Broomfield Park and Pymmes Park passing through parkland, woodland and play facilities along the route. It finishes at Pickett's Lock, also on the River Lea Navigation.
The leaflet for the trail gives clear directions plus locations of underground and rail stations, bus stops, toilets, disabled toilets, car parks and refreshments. There are alternative starts nearby in car parks linked by the London Loop and shown on the leaflet: the route starts where the London Loop meets the Brook. The Lea Valley Leisure Centre (at TQ358944) is an alternative finish.
|Path Type:||Paths Marked on OS mapping|
|Waymark:||Willow and brook and name in blue on white discs|
TQ271969 - Monken Hadley Common, Cockfosters, Barnet, Gtr London
TQ362937 - Pickett's Lock, Edmonton, Enfield, Gtr London
Publications, Badges and Certificates:
|Leaflet:||Pymmes Brook Trail (Barnet Council)|
|Paperback:||Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):|
|OS Landranger:||166, 176, 177|
|OS Explorer:||173, 174|
|OS Explorer Active:||173, 174|
|GPS Exchange Format Route File:||Pymmes Brook Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File||Login to Download
|MemoryMap Route file:||Pymmes Brook Trail Memory Map Route File||Login to Download
|Tracklogs Route file:||Pymmes Brook Trail Tracklogs Route File||Login to Download
|15.0 Km (9.3 miles)
78 m (256 ft) ascent
69 m (226 ft) maximum height