River Lee Trail

River Lee Trail

Distance 4 Miles
Terrain A mixture of surfaced pathways, towpath and grass pathways, several bridges and steps, several steep inclines and walk-around and kissing gates.
Starting Point Lee Valley Boat Centre car park, Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne EN10 6LX
Quick guide Two star walking routeOne star running routeNot suitable for cyclingNot suitable for wheelchair accessRefreshments availble on routeToilets availble on route
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  • Turn right onto the Old Nazeing Road and proceed past the Lee Valley Boat Centre on the left, following the road, up and over the bridge, crossing the River Lee Navigation.
  • At the end of the bridge, by the Crown pub, turn left onto the towpath.
  • Continue north, under Nazeing New Road and proceed past Carthagena Lock to Dobbs Weir car park.  
  • Proceed up the slope to the main road.
  • Turn left over the River Lee Navigation and cross the road leading to Dobbs Weir Pool.
  • Proceed over two bridges along the pathway keeping the pool on the left.
  • Exit the site over a small bridge and follow the public signpost across the road.
  • Continue along the public footpath which runs parallel with the caravan site.
  • Proceed over the level crossing, passing Admirals Lake on the left and continue through the field.  
  • Proceed through the blue turnstile and turn left onto the New River pathway, heading south passing Broxboune Pumping Station on the right.
  • At the railway station, turn left and proceed down the steps to the far side.
  • Continue through the car park following the fence line alongside the railway track.
  • Pass under the road and proceed up and down the steps crossing the bridge.
  • Turn right and follow the pathway into Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows, crossing the bridge over the Mill Pool.
  • Continue along the pathway past the toilets and Broxbourne Mill Wheelhouse.    
  • Turn left, passing the green sheds and cycle hire on the right.
  • Continue on the pathway, following the Mill Stream under the railway bridge.
  • Turn left crossing the metal bridge, following the pathway back to the Lee Valley Boat Centre and the car park.


  • Dobbs Weir car park
  • Old Mill and Meadows car park


  • The Crown Public House, Broxbourne
  • Dobbs Weir café
  • Fish and Eels Public House, Hoddesdon
  • Old Mill and Meadows car park (peak times only)
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