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Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Cheshunt and Epping, Hoddesdon, Newgate Street, Potters Bar, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross

England / Hertfordshire / Cheshunt

Cheshunt’s six Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 4/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Cheshunt—Epping
Cheepp one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 154m Descent 210m
Cheshunt—Epping
Cheepp two

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 133m Descent 189m
Cheshunt—Hoddesdon
Chehod one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 21m Descent 40m
Cheshunt—Waltham Cross
Cheswal one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 11m
Cheshunt—Waltham Cross
Cheswal two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Cheshunt—Waltham Abbey
Chewal one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 7m Descent 11m
Newgate Street—Cheshunt
Newche one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 135m Descent 51m
Potters Bar—Cheshunt
Potche one Enjoy me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 173m Descent 243m

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Collective progress

81% of Cheshunt’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

6/8

surveyed

5/8

verified

10 people have contributed to Cheshunt’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Cheshunt

57km out of 71km have been walked and reviewed

156km of reviews have been shared in Cheshunt

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In late January I walked the Slow Ways route Potche One, starting from the Memorial Garden, Potters Bar railway station, turning left onto Darkes Lane, then right along Billy Bowes Lane, past Parkfield open space to the junction with the Hatfield Road [my preference would have been to walk through Parkfield, but I am not aware of an entrance into it off either The Walk or Darkes Lane]. Keeping to the left going north, the path eventually led on through a kissing gate to a very muddy footpath (N12) that joined a very good footpath to the rear of Northaw Place (N4), exiting onto Well Road and then straight across Judges Hill (B158) onto the pavement and into Northaw. With the Church to the right, the route then went down Vineyards Road (pavement and grass verge) and through a kissing gate on the right, with a footpath (N1) signposting Cuffley. Suitably refreshed, the second half of the walk continued down Station Road to Cuffley Hill through a kissing gate off right opposite the entrance to Brook Farm....

Fred Allgood

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With an automated crossing or footbridge at Cheshunt Junction and with a footbridge (many steps) at Marsh Bridge....

Tim Ryan

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Plenty of birdlife on this mostly quiet walk using wide shared paths through Waltham Marsh and Hall Marsh to Chesham Junction. The walk then follows the paved road to Chesham....

Tim Ryan

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Easy going and mostly along the river away from any roads. A good one to recommend with easy access to north-east London....

Dan Barron

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From Cheshunt a short 1km walk along pavements to the waterside. Then canal tow paths or riverside paths all the way to Hoddesdon, lakes, wild life, and sculls on the water makes this a pleasant walk....

Strider

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Not a particularly complicated Slow Ways as it follows the Lea River Towpath and the New River footpath, but one where more is gained by keeping it simple. Flat and well surfaced throughout it makes for easy walking even after a lot of rain. The path goes through both woodlands and very posh neighbourhoods with lots of bird life, gardens, hanging willow trees, and even a few muntjac deet....

Heather S.

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porcovolente took this photo on Cheepp two

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When you turn off the lane the path becomes confusing, you have to walk down what looks like a dead-end between buildings and then through back gardens, waste ground and around the edge of greenhouses before finding a public footpath sign at the edge of a field. Around the B1393 High Road the route becomes unclear again and where it suggests a crossing we didn’t think was safe so walked along until oppsite the cricket club before attempting to cross what is a very busy road – you might want to continue further and cross at traffic lights since the walk then follows a path alongside the road for a while before cutting down through woodland towards Epping. The footpath leading to Epping station has a flight of uneven concrete steps so if you want to avoid those you would need to continue a bit further along the road and double back along Station Road....

porcovolente

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Potche one

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It starts at Waltham Cross station, and then leads through a shopping centre towards a section along a busy road....

Derick Rethans

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Near Waltham Abbey, there is a short section along a busy road, before ending up at the Abbey grounds and finishing on the meridian line....

Derick Rethans

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The route starts at Potters Bar station, and after a short section through the local shopping street, and a little longer section along residential roads, you soon end up going up a (slightly muddy) hill in Morven Park. On the other side of the woods, there is a section of walking on a clear pavement along a busyish road, for about half a mile towards Northaw and its church. From there there is another section walking along a pavement and a little along a verge, to get back to proper footpaths lined with trees again, with lovely views....

Derick Rethans

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The route passes Cheshunt station, and you can jump straight onto the next route north towards Hoddesden without going all the way into Cheshunt town centre....

Jane Taylor

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The route passes the Eleanor Cross from which Waltham Cross gets its name....

Jane Taylor

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Andrew's Lane starts as a residential road then becomes a path before ducking under a subway and becoming a rural road. On reaching a road junction a footpath takes you through overgrown grassland, thistles, nettles, and grass chin high (150cm), the ground is uneven and hard to see under the grass, the signposts help. Across fields with horses then a narrow footpath to a road which leads to Darnicle Hill, yet another road without provision for pedestrians, it is wider than the previous two roads but the traffic is faster....

Strider

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Cheshunt—Waltham Cross

Strider added Cheswal two, a new walk from Cheshunt to Waltham Cross

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A suburban route along residential streets, cycle lanes and roads from town center to town center. This is a wheel friendly alternative to Cheswal one....

Strider

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I walked in a roundabout way from Cheshunt and Waltham Cross to Potters bar. POTCHE starts at the roundabout (shops cafes) heads East then south along suburban streets to a cycle path which takes you to gates outside Cedars Park. Together the above makes a wheelchair friendly route from Cheshunt to Waltham Cross. POTWAL goes under the tunnel along a track to the road which takes you to another track further on past a festival field and small holdings along Chain Walk past open fields until you meet the Hertfordshire Way and the beginning of Hemps Hill. Hemps Hill takes you through wooded tracks up to Northaw, a picturesque village (there’s a tap just inside the church gate but also a pub)....

Strider

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There is a short busy road out of Cheshunt leading to an automated railway crossing with a footbridge 'bypass'. It seems a busy crossing so you may need to wait to wheel across....

Strider

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Short grass and tarmac paths to the Abbey itself, very pretty. Then a short monotonous road to Cheshunt Town center with shops and cafes....

Strider

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Good direct easy to follow route connecting Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Hoddesden. The route follows the Lee River Navigation and the New River on mostly good towpath with some soft grassy verge. There are some splendid houses lining the New River on the approach to Hoddesden, I thoroughly enjoyed imagining how large the Victorian/Edwardian families who lived here would have been....

Jane Taylor

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Michelangelo surveyed Cheswal one

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The middle section through Lee Valley Regional Park takes only the paved paths and walks by some nice lakes and man made ornaments/sculptures....

Michelangelo

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This is a very pleasant walk along the towpath of the River Lea and then the footpath alongside the New River (not a natural river, but built to supply London's drinking water)....

Rachamel

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The road section from Darnicle Hill to Newgate Street Village in my view should not be recommended....

Rachamel

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Cheshunt—Epping

Slow Ways added Cheepp one, a new walk from Cheshunt to Epping

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Cheshunt—Epping

Slow Ways added Cheepp two, a new walk from Cheshunt to Epping

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Cheshunt—Hoddesdon

Slow Ways added Chehod one, a new walk from Cheshunt to Hoddesdon

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Cheshunt—Waltham Cross

Slow Ways added Cheswal one, a new walk from Cheshunt to Waltham Cross

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Cheshunt—Waltham Abbey

Slow Ways added Chewal one, a new walk from Cheshunt to Waltham Abbey

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Newgate Street—Cheshunt

Slow Ways added Newche one, a new walk from Newgate Street to Cheshunt

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Potters Bar—Cheshunt

Slow Ways added Potche one, a new walk from Potters Bar to Cheshunt

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Cheshunt, Wed 21 February

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Cheshunt’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL3589002220

Lat / Lon

51.70228° / -0.03491°

Easting / Northing

535,890E / 202,220N

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