Lea Valley Walk 4 - Broxbourne to Tottenham Lock 26/04/16

Lea Valley Walk 4 - Broxbourne to Tottenham Lock 26/04/16

This leg of the Lea Valley Trail was a straightforward walk along the Lea Navigation from Broxbourne to Tottenham Lock, initially with gravel pit lakes on both sides. We soon passed a couple of monuments to our heritage - a Coal Tax marker at Kings Weir (Google it for more information) and a heavily graffitted Bofors gun platform which protected the Lee-Enfield factory and the gunpowder mills during WW2. It was then on to Waltham Abbey, under the M25 to Rammey Marsh and Enfield Lock. Very little remains of the Lee-Enfield factory, the site now being called Enfield Island,  except for a row of terraced house, aptly name Government Row, and the clock tower.

We crossed to the east bank of the Navigation and much of the remaining walk had the Navigation and industrial units on our right and major reservoirs on our left, passing Ponders End with the large river bank pub, The Navigation on the far bank. We crossed the river again at Stonebridge Lock, where a tea room was a very welcoming site, before finishing the walk at Tottenham Lock

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