Lee Valley, Essex | Hertfordshire | London
parts of north east London and the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire
in England. The River Lee flows through the valley along its course
from Leagrave, near Luton, to where it meets the Thames at Bow Creek.
The valley is home to a wide variety of scenery with rural idyl near
its source and an intensely urban landscape near where it meets the
Thames. The valley is home to the Lee Valley Regional Park, a 10,000
acre park laid out in a 26 miles long line through London, Essex and
Hertfordshire. The park stretches from the River Thames to Ware in
Hertfordshire. It runs through the districts of Broxbourne, Cheshunt,
Enfield, Hackney, Hoddesdon, Stratford, Tottenham, Tower Hamlets and
Walthamstow. The park is managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
and is home to a number of major reservoirs. The valley is strewn with
a variety of water courses to carry the river flow, for navigation and
for flood relief. For much of the river’s lower flow it stays locked
away in a concrete banked water course known as River Lee Diversion as
it heads to the old docks and the Thames.
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