NRAG member John Polley is leading five walks along the New River on Sundays in 2013.
Walks are normally around 15 miles (25 km) in length, and it’s not unusual for them to finish at an attractive pub!
We do hope you can join us for at least one of our walks!
More details here nearer the time, including estimated timings and how to get to and from the routes.
Do consider joining our ‘low traffic’ email list, so that you will receive updates promptly and automatically.
John has scheduled five walks for 2013, with a special 400th anniversay walk on Sunday 29th September.
The 29th September this year marks the 400th anniversary of the completion of the New River when, after more than 5 years work, it flowed into the ‘Round Pond’ at New River Head, Islington. From the Round Pond, water was distributed in hollowed-out elm pipes to those in the city fortunate enough to be able to afford a fresh water supply. It was usually fed to the ground floor of dwellings, although it wasn’t by any means a constant supply, and sometimes little more than a trickle! However, its water was certainly cleaner, safer & much more convenient than that carried from the River Thames or other sources by water sellers! The creation of the New River was one of the greatest engineering and mapping works of its time, and the New River Company was one of the first companies in the world, the first in the UK to be substantially financed by the King, and one of the longest-lived companies to have existed, operational for over 300 years. The New River is still supplying drinking water to London.
The walks all take place on Sundays, and all start at 10 a.m.
- 29th September – 400th anniversary walk – Enfield to Sadlers Wells
- 20th October – Enfield to Hertford
For more details, please visit the New River Action Group website which is here