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Saturday 20 July

A 5 mile Summer ramble through the beautiful Lee (or Lea) Valley, London’s green lung, from Broxbourne to Cheshunt, led by Deborah. The route is flat and includes waterside, nature reserve (with water voles!) and sculpture park.

  • Upcoming dates for your diary

  • Saturday 7 September

    A walk through the Surrey Hills led by Rob, with lunch hosted by David Cox and a company of horses

  • Saturday 19 October

    A walk led by Jen

  • The Lee Valley Regional Park is a 26 mile long strip of meadows; wildlife havens; farms; heritage, cultural and sporting sites; and a lot of water. It was created by a unique Act of Parliament in 1966 as a “green lung” for London, Essex and Hertfordshire. We will walk approx 5 miles south from Broxbourne to Cheshunt followed by lunch at Hackberries Turkish-fusion cafe in Cheshunt. The trail includes sections of towpath along the Lee Navigation canal, a wildlife reserve that is home to a population of water voles, rewilded areas managed by old English goats, and a sculpture park.

    Meet at Liverpool St Station at 9.35am. We will catch the 9.51 train to Cambridge North, arriving Broxbourne 10.23. Please note that Oyster cards (including 60+) are valid all the way to Broxbourne on Greater Anglia Rail and London Overground. Return will be from Cheshunt, or there are a range of other transport options for those who want to spend more time in the area in the afternoon.

    Please contact Deborah with any queries and to let her know you’re joining us.

    [deborah@deborahcolvin.net].

    The small print

    The group works on the same basis as would a group of friends who go out walking together, inviting others to join them.

    Everyone taking part does so at their own risk. SJP and the walk leaders assume no responsibility for anyone attending any Walking Boots event. They will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any Walking Boots event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused. By joining a walk, you indicate that you accept these conditions.Outdoor activities frequently need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and the group does not provide these. You are responsible for assessing your own risk and the suitability of any equipment used. You may want to alert the walk leader to any medical condition that may affect you during the walk. The walk leader may, at their discretion, encourage you not to join the walk if in their opinion you are ill-equipped for the terrain and weather conditions.

    We usually visit a pub or café for lunch. You are responsible for alerting the eating establishment to any food allergies you may have. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent etc or guardian.

    Dogs are usually welcomed on walks. You are encouraged to check with the leader whether the proposed walk is suitable for dogs.