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Willow and brook and name in blue on white discsPymmes Brook Trail

19 km / 12 miles

Gtr London
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 across north-east London from Barnet to Tottenham, through woodland, parks and open spaces and passing many places of cultural and historical interest. The Pymmes Brook is a tributary of the River Lea that it joins at Tottenham Hale.

The route has been revised and extended by Colin Saunders in 2018 along with the release of a new guidebook to make a more logical and longer route that starts on Hadley Green, near the site of the Battle of Barnet, one of the most important engagements of the Wars of the Roses, then drops down through Monken Hadley Common to serene Jack’s Lake – one of London’s least known beauty spots. After East Barnet Village, the trail stays close to the brook as it flows through a succession of parks (Oak Hill, Brunswick and Arnos) and has a close encounter with one of London’s marvels of civil engineering – the Arnos Viaduct. Leaving the brook, the trail visits Broomfield Park and Palmers Green, then meets it again intermittently as it passes the New River and Millfield House into Pymmes Park in Edmonton. Finally, Tottenham Marshes lead to the brook’s confluence with the River Lea at Tottenham Hale. Some new brookside sections are used en route.

Walks on the revised route to re-launch the route are planned for the weekend of 27-28 October 2018.

A previous leaflet for the original trail now superceded gives clear directions plus locations of underground and rail stations, bus stops, toilets, disabled toilets, car parks and refreshments. It gives alternative starts nearby in car parks linked by the London Loop and shown on the leaflet: the route starts where the London Loop meets Pymmes Brook. The leaflet marks the former finish at Lee Valley Leisure Centre (TQ358944) but by continuing a short distance to Pickett's Lock the Lea Valley Walk can be joined.


Strider News - December 2018 (Path Update)

New guidebook listed from Colin Saunders below with revised, longer route.


Details:

Path Type
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Waymark: Willow and brook and name in blue on white discs
Waymark
Willow and brook and name in blue on white discs
Attributes
Easy; River
Start
TQ245971 - Hadley Green, Barnet, Gtr London
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Finish
TQ347894 - Tottenham, Enfield, Gtr London
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook
Pymmes Brook Trail (Colin Saunders - 2018)
Guidebook
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)
Paperback

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Black Swan  (bookable online)
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National Hotel  (bookable online)
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GPX Route File
Pymmes Brook Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 10/09/2018 20:19:33 - New publication and alterations to route
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Pymmes Brook Trail Memory Map Route File
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Pymmes Brook Trail Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

18.9 Km (11.7 miles)
83 m (272 ft) ascent
134 m (440 ft)  maximum height