This North London based market town has some nice local parks, several waymarked trails, a historic local hall and waterside trails along the New River which runs past the town.
This circular walk from the town visits some of the local walking highlights including Enfield Town Park, Whitewebbs Park, Forty Hall and the New River Path. There's a nice mix of woodland, parkland, gardens and waterside paths to enjoy on the route. It also uses some of the long distance waymarked footpaths that run through the area.
The walk starts in the Enfield Town Park, located just south of the town centre and east of the train station. In the park you can follow a trail north along the New River before passing through the town centre to emerge at Hilly Fields and Clay Hill. Here you can pick up a section of the London Loop and follow it north east to Whitewebbs Park, crossing the Cuffley Brook on the way. There's some nice woodland trails in the park, an ornamental pond and some picturesque small lakes.
The route then heads south east to pick up the London Loop again and follow it along the Turkey Brook towards Forty Hall. Here you'll find a fine Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Manor House, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a lake.
After exploring the hall it's a short walk north east to join with the New River. The man made river has a nice walking trail running south back towards Enfield town.
Enfield Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Enfield Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Enfield OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Enfield Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Enfield
- Whitewebbs Park - This pretty country park in Enfield has some nice footpaths to follow around the parkland and woodland
- London Loop - Also known as the London Outer Orbital Path, this walk takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London
- New River Path - Follow the man made New River from Hertford to Islington on this easy waterside walk
- Lea Valley Walk - A super walk with a series of delightful waterside sections along the River Lea
- Walthamstow Reservoirs - Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along this series of reservoirs in Walthamstow
- Pymmes Brook Trail - Follow the Pymmes Brook Trail through North London on this pleasant walk.
The walk starts on Monken Hadley Common in Barnet and takes you through various parks including Oak Hill Park, Arnos Park, Broomfield Park and Pymmes Park
- Hackney Canal Walk - This circular walk in Hackney takes you along the Hertford Union Canal, the Regent's Canal and through Victoria Park.
The walk starts from Hackney Wick train station
- Hackney Marshes - This circular walk explores the rivers, woods and nature reserves in the Hackney area of East London
- Trent Country Park - This country park on the outskirts of London has 413 acres of rolling meadows, brooks, lakes, ancient woodland, and historical sites to explore on foot or by bike
- Forty Hall - This manor house in Enfield is surrounded by lovely parkland and gardens
Back in the town The Cricketers is a good choice for post walk refreshments. There's good food and a nice garden area if the weather is fine. It's located near the river at Chase Side Place with a postcode of EN2 6QA for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the town you'll find Trent Country Park. There's 413 acres of rolling meadows, brooks, lakes and ancient woodland to explore on foot or by bike here.
To the east you can pick up the Lea Valley Walk and enjoy more waterside walking along the Walthamstow Reservoirs. You can also pick up the Pymmes Brook Trail near here and enjoy an easy stroll along the pretty brook.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.