Lee Valley to Waltham: Sunday Hike 29 Sep 2024
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BMC Affiliated Club

River Lee Country Park and Waltham Abbey.

  • Length: 12 km (7.5 miles)
  • Grading: Easy
  • Rating: 1 out of 10.
  • Hiking time: About 3 to 4 hours of actual hiking
  • Start: Cheshunt Station
  • Address: Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 9AQ


  • Members: Free!
  • Non-Members: £12
  • Child under 13 years old: £6 


We'll meet at  Cheshunt Station at 10:30. You can access this station using your Oyster Card or Contactless card.

This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered with The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)


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The Lea Valley is a wide floodplain which has long been both an important transport corridor and a natural boundary (e.g. between the Saxons and the Danes in the Dark Ages). Its rivers provided water and power for many mills and factories, but nowadays, the journey out of London offers an unbroken line of light industrial estates, warehouses and retail parks. However, on the Hertfordshire/Essex border just before Cheshunt, the view abruptly changes to the tree-lined lakes of the River Lee Country Park. This wetland landscape offers opportunities for bird-watching and viewing orchids in late May and June. A series of sculptures are dotted around the park, many of which can be seen from the walking route.

We will end the route at an English pub, where we can enjoy a drink together and reflect on our adventure.

How to find us

Maria will be at the meeting point detailed in the "Transport and Meeting Point" section below. If you have difficulty locating her, please call her at 07535295739.


We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch, so please bring your own food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike for additional refreshments.

What to Bring

  • Suitable hiking clothes and footwear (ideally, hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended.
  • At least 1 litre of water, ideally 2.
  • A packed lunch/picnic.
  • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike.

Photos & Video

All images and videos were taken by the hike leader on previous trips, showing the actual views from the hike route.

Dog Policy

Dogs can accompany you on this trail but must be on a leash.


This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come prepared with suitable hiking clothes and footwear. In case of rain, warm clothes, a waterproof jacket and trousers are recommended. For more information, click here.

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Notice: Photos and videos taken during our events are for personal use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited without prior consent. Please respect the privacy and rights of all participants. For more details, visit our Photo and Video Usage Policy.


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