TL3212 : River Lea navigation from Bull Plain bridge, Hertford

taken 8 months ago, near to Hertford, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

River Lea navigation from Bull Plain bridge, Hertford
River Lea navigation from Bull Plain bridge, Hertford
As the width of the further boat indicates (in contrast to the narrowboat in the foreground), the Lea accommodates wide boats up to fourteen feet beam in its locks.
Lea Navigation (Lee Navigation)
The Lee Navigation is a canalised river incorporating the River Lea (River Lee). It runs from Hertford Castle Weir to the River Thames at Bow Creek; its first lock is Hertford Lock and its last Bow Locks.
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Lea Valley Walk
A 53 mile long route mainly on riverside paths, linking the source near the Icknield Way Path east of the Dunstable Downs to the London Docklands. It first follows the course of the river, which is variously spelt Lee and Lea, and then after a suburban diversion from the river at Welwyn, it takes the canalised navigations from Hertford, using wherever possible green waterside corridors. It passes the numerous reservoirs that line the Lea valley through North London.
It incorporates the Upper Lea Valley Walk (9 miles and on OS mapping), the Cole Green Way west of Hertford, a multi-user trail including the route of a disused railway, and the Lee Navigation towpath.
From the source at Leagrave, suburban walking in Luton soon leads to countryside and a mainly rural stretch to Hertford where the canalised section starts, with in the same valley corridor the New River Path, also canalised, branching off earlier. Further south a series of large man-made embanked reservoirs lie to the east of the Lea, that continues into east London through marshland reserves rich in wildlife and in green spaces, finally passing close by the west side of the Olympic Park site to reach Bow Locks. From here either the Limehouse Cut or cycling routes along the Lea river can be used to reach the Thames. The short Hertford Union Canal (c. 1.5km) links the River Lea Navigations and the Regent's Canal along the southern side of Victoria Park.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Canal (from Tags)
River Lee Navigation 
Place (from Tags)
Hertford 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3263 1277 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.8715N 0:4.6841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3259 1274
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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