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New River Path

45 km / 28 miles

Herts, Gtr London
A walk along the New River which is a man made channel dug in the early 17th century to bring clean water into London. The path follows the New River channel as closely as possible, from open countryside with riverside paths, to the inner city streets, where, from the ‘Castle’ at Stoke Newington, it finishes with a 3-mile Heritage Section, where the route follows the historic but now truncated course through open spaces and on-street. This ends at the New River Head, an historic complex of installations and buildings mostly visible from Nautilus House garden, off Myddelton Passage, with a visitor information point (for its opening times see the Thames Water booklet).

As well as the open channels, the New River runs in some straightened and piped sections. The riverside paths include permissive sections restricted to use by walkers, who must observe safety notices and any diversion when closures are required for operational reasons.

In 1985 the New River was threatened with closure and the New River Action Group led those urging Thames Water to preserve the route as a long distance path, with the company making a substantial investment in the walking route including providing the route booklet. The New River is an important resource for leisure and wildlife.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark
Named posts/NR logo
Attributes
Easy; River; Heritage
Start
TL340138 - South bank of River Lea near Hertford, Herts
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Finish
TQ314827 - New River Head, Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Gtr London
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User Group
New River Action Group
 
c/o Mrs Frances Mussett (Chair), 24 Lavender Road, ENFIELD, EN2 0ST
 
020 8363 7187

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
New River Path (Thames Water)
Paperback
Booklet
Historical walk along the New River : Stoke Newington to Islington (Islington Archaeology & History Society - 2001)
Leaflet
Walker’s Guide to the New River (New River Action Group - 2002)
Book
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)

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Cable Street Inn  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

44.8 Km (27.8 miles)
277 m (909 ft) ascent
47 m (154 ft)  maximum height