Lee Navigation scenes

I recently took a walk along the Lee Navigation in North East London. This part river/part canal route extends from the Thames to Hertford, a distance of over 27 miles and opened to commercial craft in the 1770’s.

Despite the day being wet, the rain cleared up in the late afternoon and a glorious sky made for some nice photo opportunities.

View of the Lee navigation at Enfield

View of the Lee navigation at Enfield

Looking across the fields at Brimsdown with the many pylons visible

Looking across the fields at Brimsdown with the many pylons visible

Another Brimsdown scene - the last covered through wharf on London's canal system

Another Brimsdown scene – the last covered through wharf on London’s canal system

Some may argue re the last covered through wharf on London’s man-made waterway system, however the one at Brentford is technically not on a through route. Sutton’s Wharf in East London was London’s other last surviving example – sadly demolished a few years ago to make way for new flats.

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