Walking The Lea Valley Walk - Leigh Hatts

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The perfect guide to the Lea Valley Walk, a 53 mile long-distance path from Luton to the Thames. Starting at the source near Leagrave and giving detailed instructions to walking the full length.

From Leagrave to East India Dock opposite Greenwich, with an alternative finish at Limehouse and an optional tour of the Olympic Park on the way. The path passes through a blend of quiet countryside, nature reserves and urban landscapes, offering level, waymarked walking for all abilities. Walking The Lea Valley Walk presents the complete walk is presented in nine stages, illustrated with clear OS mapping, with suggestions for three, four, five and six day itineraries. Also includes guides to easy-to-access day and half-day walks, with the route divided into sections with convenient railway connections at each end. An ideal companion to exploring the river and its surroundings.

  • 11.6 x 0.9 x 17.2 cm
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages


Leigh Hatts has been walking the Thames towpath and exploring the river and Docklands since 1981, when he worked on the feasibility study that resulted in the decision to establish the route as a National Trail. He worked as a reporter with the walkers' magazine TGO and as arts correspondent of the Catholic Herald. He is co-founder of Bankside Press a small family-run web and print publishing business based in London SE1.