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Lea Valley from Batford to Mill Green
Introduction to Walk 2945

Photo from the walk - Lea Valley from Batford to Mill Green

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 440 feet / 133 metres

Grade - easy/mod

From its source at Leagrave, just to the north of Luton, the River Lea (or Lee) flows for some 50 miles/80 kms to join the River Thames at Bow in East London, passing through Hertfordshire and Essex on its way. The walk described here is a section of The Lea Valley Walk, a trail that broadly follows the entire length of the river. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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