Lee Valley Park

Infobox Hiking trail
Name=Lee Valley Park
Photo= Lee valley park.gif
Location=South eastern England
Start/End Points=East India Docks, Greater London
Ware, Hertfordshire [ [http://www.leevalleypark.org.uk/ Lee Valley Park website] ]

The Lee Valley Park is a convert|26|mi|km|0 long area, much of it green spaces, running through the north- east of London, Essex and Hertfordshire from the River Thames to Ware in Hertfordshire, England through areas such as Hackney, Tottenham, Enfield, Stratford, Tower Hamlets, Walthamstow, Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon.

The park follows the course of the River Lea (Lee) along the Lee Valley and is managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. It is made up of a mix of countryside areas, urban green spaces, heritage sites, country parks, nature reserves and lake and riverside trails, as well as sports and recreation centres covering an area of over convert|10000|acre|km2|0. It is crossed by a number of roads and railways. There are a number of major reservoirs within it, and multiple water courses, both to carry the river flow, and also to provide navigation waterways and flood relief channels. [ [http://www.riverlee.org.uk/index1.htm Lee Valley map] ]

Much of the southern half of the park will be developed to form the Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Notable parts of the park are: Temple Mills; Hackney Marshes; Walthamstow Marshes, Tottenham Marshes, River Lee Country Park and Lee Valley Reservoir Chain.



External links

* [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/parks/leevalley.html Ramblers Association]

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