Wood GreenEnfield Town

Wooenf two
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By Jane Taylor on 19 Sep 2022


Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

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Descent

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Description

This route follows the New River path between Wood Green and Enfield.
The New River path mostly runs alongside the New River, which is a shallow canalised watercourse bringing water into London from Hertfordshire; in some places where there is no access to the riverside the path follows suburban roads. The path is generally in good condition and well used, although in some places it is narrow, and quiet. There may be ducks, geese, or swans.
At Enfield the route goes through Enfield Town Park, where there is a very good park cafe. There are plenty of other opportunities for refreshment throughout.
This is a slightly longer route than Wooenf One, but it is considerably greener and more interesting.
There are kissing gates and steps on this route. There is no lighting along the river path so not really an after dark route

This route follows the New River path between Wood Green and Enfield.
The New River path mostly runs alongside the New River, which is a shallow canalised watercourse bringing water into London from Hertfordshire; in some places where there is no access to the riverside the path follows suburban roads. The path is generally in good condition and well used, although in some places it is narrow, and quiet. There may be ducks, geese, or swans.
At Enfield the route goes through Enfield Town Park, where there is a very good park cafe. There are plenty of other opportunities for refreshment throughout.
This is a slightly longer route than Wooenf One, but it is considerably greener and more interesting.
There are kissing gates and steps on this route. There is no lighting along the river path so not really an after dark route

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This route has been reviewed by 5 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 5

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (5)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 6

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Description Note
Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Maybe present Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Maybe present Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Maybe present Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Maybe present Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Maybe present Acceptable road walking (1)
Maybe present Unacceptable road walking (1)
Maybe present Dangerous road crossings (1)
Maybe present Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Maybe present Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Maybe present Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 110.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

20.0% of the route is on roads (1)

20.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

20.0% of the route is paved (1)

50.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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3X September 2023 by Mark Sow
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Start and end points

Wood Green
Grid Ref TQ3101190407
Lat / Lon 51.59728° / -0.10990°
Easting / Northing 531,011E / 190,407N
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Enfield Town
Grid Ref TQ3295596570
Lat / Lon 51.65221° / -0.07951°
Easting / Northing 532,955E / 196,570N
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

53 m

Descent

49 m

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