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New River

New River, United Kingdom

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About New River

The New River is neither new nor a river. It is a water supply aqueduct, completed in 1613, to bring drinking water from Hertfordshire to North London. It used to go from New Gauge in Hertford down as far as Sadlers Wells in Clerkenwell but now the overground waterway now ends at Stoke Newington though there are some ornamental waters along its route south of Stoke Newington.



Attractions near New River

Cedars Park1.36km from New River

Cedars Park has been a popular public park since it was first gifted to the people of Cheshunt in 1919. For 100 years the park has provided essential space for quiet recreation in a landscape of lawns, woodland and formal gardens. The park has received a Green Flag Award every year since 2009, rewarding it for promoting standards of good management for green spaces.

River Lee Country Park1.81km from New River

River Lee Country Park is a 1,000-acre park with a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy, great for families with young children to couples, walkers, cyclists, and wildlife watchers. The park follows the course of River Lee and has green spaces, country parks, nature reserves, and lakes and sports centers.

Lee Valley White Water Centre2.6km from New River

Lee Valley White Water Centre is a white-water slalom centre, that was constructed to host the canoe slalom events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It offers a range of white water activities including white water rafting on the London 2012 Olympic course, corporate days, hen and stag parties, children's parties, and much more.

Royal Gunpowder Mills2.76km from New River

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants and so more.  It is a Scheduled Monument with over 20 listed buildings.  It is also designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for it wildlife.  Its alder woodland is undergoing conservation.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority comprises of 10,000 acre park with its huge variety of award winning green spaces, world class sports venues and ecologically vital wildlife havens. The park was created by a unique Act of Parliament as a “green lung” for London.  Now over 50 years on, the Authority has world class sporting venues, award winning green spaces and habitats in its portfolio.

Waltham Abbey Church3.44km from New River

The Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross and St Lawrence is the parish church of the town of Waltham Abbey, Essex, England. It has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The present building dates mainly from the early 12th century and is an example of Norman architecture. To the east of the existing church are traces of an enormous eastward enlargement of the building, begun following the re-foundation of the abbey in 1177.

Where is New River

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Hertfordshire58 attractions

Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in southern England.  The county covers an area of 634 square miles. The county derives its name from a hart and a ford, used as the components of the county's coat of arms and of the flag. Hertfordshire County Council is based in Hertford, once the main market town.