GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk

72 miles (116 km)

A walk created to celebrate the 2012 Olympic games in London. It runs from Hadleigh, in Essex, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Bike Centre and takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey. From here the route heads south to Stratford and the main Olympic Stadium.
The walk visits Hanningfield Reservoir, Epping Forest, Lea Valley Park and Waltham Abbey.
The walk is waymarked with a H2S disc.

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Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At Hanningfield Reservoir you could stop at the Cafe on the Water for some refreshments on the route. There is a lovely area outside on the decking with spectacular views over the Reservoir, which is open from April to November each year.It's the perfect place to relax on a warm summer day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Essex Walks and London Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Hadleigh, Essex - - 1718123

Hadleigh, Essex. This photo is of the eastern end of the dual carriageway, where the A13 (London Road) splits. The traffic lights control a pedestrian crossing and traffic coming from the north. In the background is Hadleigh Church (St James the Less).

2012 Olympic Park viewed over Stratford Station from the roof of The Stratford Centre - - 1128399

2012 Olympic Park viewed over Stratford Station from the roof of The Stratford Centre in 2009. Stratford is a major transport hub in East London. Several overground lines including the cross London line to Richmond pass through here, as well as the Jubilee underground line & DLR. There is also a Channel tunnel link & a bus station outside.