Lee or Lea, who knows.
This river which rises somewhere near Luton and flows round the north east corner of London and down to the Thames was for many years much neglected. But recently, with the development of this part of East London for the Olympics, the area has been given some attention and hard work, and is becoming as pleasant as it perhaps has ever been since the settlement of humankind in London, and a foretaste of what all polluted and poorly treated landscapes could be in the future of our planet.
Beyond Queen Elizabeth Park the immediate marsh land cannot easily be built on, and now should not be, as it provides a green corridor from the main river Thames all the way to Cheshunt in the north, as well as a flood plain (article) for our changing climate. The extent of this corridor means we will intersect the Lea 3 times on our spiral, each time further out (see overview map).
There are lots of walking routes. The one we will follow is through the Olympic Park and north to Tottenham Hale.
Met just outside Stratford Station, well served by the Jubilee line, Central line, and Overground line, at 1 pm on Sunday May 8th 2016.
Walking distance 5 miles approx. Duration 2.5 hours. Map
If you drink London water you should come and see what you’re drinking.