River Lee

River Lee

RIVER LEE

 

 

 

The Lee is London’s other river, flowing from Hertford via Ware and Cheshunt to enter the Thames via Bow Creek in the East End. The lower reaches are broad, straight and urban, but the Lee Valley Park ensures that the surroundings are rural for most of the route out of London, and beyond the junction with the Stort the Lee becomes a very attractive river. At the London end, the Hertford Union Canal and Limehouse Cut provide two links to the Regents Canal and Grand Union system, while there are several connections to the Bow Back Rivers, a little-known system of former tidal creeks and mill channels that will be at the centre of the 2012 Olympics site.18 miles 38 locksMaximum dimensions: length 88ft, beam 15ft 9in

 

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