New River Path

The New River Path is a walk linking Hertford and Islington, along the banks of or closely following the New River. As everyone who comments on it delights in saying, the New River is neither new nor a river, but is an aqueduct opened in 1613 to take clean drinking water to London. Although most of its banks are not public rights of way, much of it is open to the public courtesy of the owner, Thames Water, who have invested over 2m to open it up.

The project to create the Path was awarded a national Green Apple gold award at the House of Commons in November 2004.

My walks along the New River Path

Date From / to Distance Time


5 August 2007 Hertford to St Margarets 5.4 km 1 hour 24 mins almost nil
26 August 2007 St Margarets to Broxbourne 5.3 km 1 hour 17 mins almost nil
30 September 2007 Broxbourne to Turkey Brook 10.4 km 2 hours 38 mins almost nil
20 October 2007 Turkey Brook to Palmers Green 9.4 km 2 hours 7 mins 68 metres
4 November 2007 Palmers Green to Stamford Hill 8.4 km 1 hour 58 mins 75 metres
25 November 2007 Stamford Hill to Islington 7.2 km 1 hour 43 mins 74 metres

Total walked so far: 46km (completed)

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