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Enfield Town

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Slow Ways linking Enfield Town and Loughton, Potters Bar, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Walthamstow, Whetstone, Wood Green

England / Greater London / Enfield Town

Enfield Town’s seven Slow Ways are 82% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 5/7
and surveyed: 4/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Enfield Town—Walthamstow
Enfiwal one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 49m Descent 56m
Enfield Town—Walthamstow
Enfiwal two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 55m Descent 64m
Enfield Town—Waltham Cross
Enfiwalt one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 25m Descent 12m
Enfield Town—Waltham Cross
Enfiwalt two Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Enfield Town—Loughton
Enflou one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 123m Descent 119m
Enfield Town—Loughton
Enflou two Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Enfield Town—Waltham Abbey
Enfwal one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 34m Descent 45m
Potters Bar—Enfield Town
Potenf one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 129m Descent 65m
Potters Bar—Enfield Town
Potenf two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Whetstone—Enfield Town
Wheenf one

Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 121m Descent 167m
Wood Green—Enfield Town
Wooenf one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 49m
Wood Green—Enfield Town
Wooenf two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

79% of Enfield Town’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

7/12

surveyed

7/12

verified

16 people have contributed to Enfield Town’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Enfield Town

121km out of 121km have been walked and reviewed

339km of reviews have been shared in Enfield Town

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For coming back to Enfield from Potters Bar- I used the reverse of the route I found by accident, which is a path on the south side of where the M25 bridge crosses Baker Street - which was much less muddy, albeit somewhat overgrown and a bit of a dumping ground and led to Bentley Heath lane....

Mark Sow

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A reasonable route, not a lot of greenery on large parts, but a lot of fairly quiet backstreets. A couple of places on the way to stop for a break...

Mark Sow

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Route was generally pleasant, taking in some parks, tree lined back streets and the path along the new river path - meant it's possible to find a fairly peaceful green space that has a feel of countryside. The path along the river was generally relaxing, although in parts I could see it get muddy in winter. The path along the river was only really suitable for walking due to many gates that would make it difficult for anything other than a pedestrian to get by....

Mark Sow

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There is no need to add detail to other reviews but I loved the variety of neighbourhoods and the bits of nature which persist in the midst of urban development....

Philip Le Marquand

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This walk is a functional route between Enfield Town and Waltham Cross. On a bright day, I would rather take Enfiwalt Two as it is a lot more 'scenic' following the New River and parkland. However, this route gets the job done and goes through more built-up areas so it is safer to do alone....

Jason Rodgers

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There is roadside walking, all paved, particularly between Enfield and Ponders End....

Tim Ryan

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There is roadside walking, all paved, particularly between Enfield and Ponders End....

Tim Ryan

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I didn't actually walk the next bit along Pymmes Brook between Ferry Lane and Stonebridge Lock as I was exploring the reservoirs and the parallel towpath on the River Lea Navigation, but I think it'd make a better route overall. The northern part of Tottenham Marshes was unexpectedly wild, unlike Hackney Marshes further south on the River, so adding more breaks up the towpath sections. Because further south I'd also walked the river towpath, instead of the marshes like this route, the river got pretty samey by the end. And the northern part goes through a conservation area, probably quieter and prettier than the road walking on the northern part of this route....

Daisy C

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Enfield Town—Walthamstow

Daisy C added Enfiwal two, a new walk from Enfield Town to Walthamstow

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- The line has been drawn across Enfield Park but it's more likley you will want to go on the paths round the edge (plus, if you are coming from Enfield Town, you may miss that you should go down the wide alley next to Enfield Town Community Church)...

Jack Cornish

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Along the river was a little slippery when I walked it (but it had been sleeting that morning!)....

Jack Cornish

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I followed this route from Enfield Town to Waltham Cross after doing the Wood Green to Enfield Two Slow Route....

Sarah

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Mostly along the New River Path but it's not possible to walk along the New River the whole way and it's not always clear where the path goes when it has to divert - so a map is essential....

Sarah

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After crossing it, there were a few footpaths along fields (one with horses) before the route continued along a one way lane with a cycle way counterflow. The route then continues a little through the residential streets, before you have to walk along a verge up a hill again. After a while you cross a stile and then the route processed along a fairly busy road into Enfield Town....

Derick Rethans

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From Enfield Town, this route first crosses Enfield Town Park (I didn't walk straight across it, too muddy), before it then follows the New River Path for most of its length....

Derick Rethans

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There is no obvious way to work across from Whetstone to Enfield Town: long stretches of green spaces are not present here and this route does a reasonable job of linking those that are available....

Andrew Sheldon

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While I would definitely walk the route again, I would personally leave the New River Path at Bounds Green Road and head directly for Wood Green Tube as it feels counter-intuitive to loop through Avenue Gardens and Wood Green column, even though the road route is only slightly shorter....

Andrew Sheldon

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It’s a good and fairly direct route which makes the most of the available green spaces and footpaths, including the New River path....

Jane Taylor

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Enfield Town—Waltham Cross

Jane Taylor added Enfiwalt two, a new walk from Enfield Town to Waltham Cross

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I was surprised how soon the path went into green spaces, so close to Wood Green. It quickly joins up with the New River Path, which it follows to Enfield. Mostly the riverside path is good and well used....

Jane Taylor

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Wood Green—Enfield Town

Jane Taylor added Wooenf two, a new walk from Wood Green to Enfield Town

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Potters Bar—Enfield Town

Strider added Potenf two, a new walk from Potters Bar to Enfield Town

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This route tries to avoid the Ridgeway, but does join it near Enfield, and quickly leaves it to go through Old Enfield Village....

Strider

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The streets close to Enfield station are surprisingly green with lots of hedges, trees and plants. I might be tempted to walk from Waltham Cross to Waltham Abbey then to Enfield via the Lee Valley....

Strider

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There seemed to be a path through Forty Hall then through woods running alongside the marked road route but signs indicated the path past the Hall was not open at all times. But you join this path Westward alongside Turkey Brook for a while....

Strider

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More suburban streets to a large open field alongside a noisy A10, Over the A10 using a foot bridge with steps then along increasingly busy streets to Edmonton Green Station. Then more suburban busy streets and a circuitous route through to Walthamstow stations....

Strider

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From Loughton Station leafy passages (steps under the Rail line) take you to meet the London Loop which is followed for a while. Steps over the rail line at ponders end....

Strider

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Enfield Town—Loughton

Derick Rethans added Enflou two, a new walk from Enfield Town to Loughton

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From Loughton to Chingford this was a nice enough route....

Derick Rethans

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It was quite up-and-downy, with some lovely views and parks. There was a fair bit of sub-urban walking, which was OK on this warmish day....

Derick Rethans

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It is suitable for cycling with about half on cycle paths and then some quieter roads to use in sections. It is an accurate route and I would consider it safe....

Mark Gills

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The Park is quite wild and it is easier to walk on the path around the north edge than across (muddy in Winter) grassland....

Strider

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Apart from the A406 the streets are generally wide and quiet with green spots but no parks. There is a narrow uneven part but okay for wheels, generally downhill going South....

Strider

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The first 2km follow the A105 main road, which is not very pleasant, but there is an alternative along quieter residential streets: from directly opposite Enfield Town station take St Andrews Road, then Churchbury Lane as far as Canonbury Road, then straight across and follow a footpath (a bit narrow and uneven in places) through to Middleton Avenue, across again into Hallside Road and rejoin the original route on Forty Hill. Then it's just 350m along the main road into the town and the finish (photo 5)....

JayA

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This is a well-considered route which has a mix of pleasant off road paths, residential roads and some hard core major A roads. There are some big obstacles which have to be crossed - railway lines, the A10, the North Circular, and the River Lee valley - and the route has been well thought through to keep directness, enhance connectivity by passing railway stations, and give refreshment opportunities. The only improvement to the route that I found is the next section, along the B137 Montagu Road, which can be avoided by continuing straight on along the off-road path along Angel Walk, instead of turning right along Montagu Road. Probably wouldn't walk this route after dark, its mostly lit on the footpaths, but the marshes area is dark....

Jane Taylor

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(b) The path through the middle of Oakwood Park is overgrown (photo 4) and the grass beyond the trees is muddy after rain: it's easier to detour via the path round the northern edge of the park....

JayA

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More than three miles of this route are along The Ridgeway, which carries heavy, fast moving traffic, with just a narrow (even non-existent in places) footpath. I would certainly not use it for walking or cycling....

JayA

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A couple of deviations from main roads could be changed to avoid using poorly maintained back streets/paths (use Elm Park Road instead of Sherbrook Gardens in Winchmore Hill; also use Melville Gardens after crossing A406 instead of separate pathway). The path alongside the New River in Winchmore Hill also needs to be followed all the way down to the gate onto Highfield Road (see photo)....

rjwhitaker

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Enfield Town

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The route also involves navigating the roundabout onto J24 of the M25 which does not have traffic lights to make the traffic stop for pedestrians. I would not feel safe walking this route....

falkie71

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I would only use this route in a car, not suitable for bike or walking, you have to negotiate the M25 roundabout and the Ridgeway is horrible. Go via Cooper's Lane Road instead....

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Enfield Town—Walthamstow

Slow Ways added Enfiwal one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Walthamstow

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Enfield Town—Waltham Cross

Slow Ways added Enfiwalt one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Waltham Cross

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Enfield Town—Loughton

Slow Ways added Enflou one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Loughton

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Enfield Town—Waltham Abbey

Slow Ways added Enfwal one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Waltham Abbey

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Potters Bar—Enfield Town

Slow Ways added Potenf one, a new walk from Potters Bar to Enfield Town

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Whetstone—Enfield Town

Slow Ways added Wheenf one, a new walk from Whetstone to Enfield Town

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Wood Green—Enfield Town

Slow Ways added Wooenf one, a new walk from Wood Green to Enfield Town

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Enfield Town, Wed 21 February

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Enfield Town’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3295596570

Lat / Lon

51.65221° / -0.07951°

Easting / Northing

532,955E / 196,570N

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