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Pymmes Brook Trail

16 km / 10 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. 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
Willow and brook and name in blue on white discs
Easy; River
TQ271969 - Monken Hadley Common, Cockfosters, Barnet, Gtr London
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TQ362937 - Pickett's Lock, Edmonton, Enfield, Gtr London
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Pymmes Brook Trail (Barnet Council)
Big Walks of London (John Merrill Foundation - 2008)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Heatherbank Guesthouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
5 Km
National Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
6 Km

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Route Profile:

15.0 Km (9.3 miles)
78 m (256 ft) ascent
69 m (226 ft)  maximum height