Looking for a kid-friendly cycle map in East London? Check out this circular traffic-free cycle route along River Lea.
Safety First! We have chosen cycle routes in London that are mostly safe, but some parts can be hard for children, so they may need to walk with their bikes. Watch your children carefully at all times when cycling in London!
Lee Valley is a 42 km (26 miles) long valley that follows the river Lea from Ware in Hertfordshire to East India Dock in London. The valley is a regional park that encompasses wetlands, woodlands, farms and sports venues. The valley has a network of cycle paths that are mostly traffic-free and well-signposted. You can ride through diverse landscapes, visit attractions such as Waltham Abbey, Lee Valley White Water Centre or Olympic Park, and spot wildlife such as birds, otters and dragonflies.
- Cycling distance: 21 km (one way)
- Suggested duration: 3+ hours taking it easy with frequent breaks for the kids
- Terrain: Mostly flat path
- Traffic-free? This is a safe route shared with pedestrians, some road crossings
- Suitable for: The whole family, but consider a shorter distance for the youngest kids
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