Cheshunt

INTRODUCTION

This post provides a brief look at one the outlying stations and highlights a couple of features as well as pointing you to sources of further information.

HISTORY

Cheshunt is on one the oldest railway lines – The Northern and Eastern Railway opened its route between Stratford and Broxbourne in 1840, and Cheshunt got its station, by then under the aegis of the Eastern Counties Railway, in 1846. It is now a terminus of London Overground, and through services via Broxbourne on Abellio Greater Anglia also call at this station. More details about this station and it’s history can be found here.

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ACTIVITIES AT CHESHUNT

My attention was drawn to Cheshunt by this picture which appeared on my twitter feed yesterday:

Cheshunt

This set me thinking about the post I am now producing. Fortunately, as well as this endeavour by the skate park which I am pleased to support, Cheshunt is close to some prime walking territory. As this map shows, it is not a very long walk from the station to Hooks Marsh, and various walks involving the Lee Valley Regional Park:

Cheshunt - Hooks Marsh

For a walk highlighted by visitleevalley click here. Also, walk number 96 in “100 walks in Greater London” is this:

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More information about this area can be found by visiting the local authority website and following the various links from there.

 

 

 

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