Petition to open Electra Footpath on the River Lea & provide another stretch of walking access along this historic river
Opening up this small stretch of path to the general public will allow everyone to enjoy an uninterrupted walkway along the River Lea. The existing pathway is in excellent condition but closed from access by a gate.
The River Lea has public footpaths running uninterrupted from the Thames all the way to Luton with only a few exceptions. One of them is this short piece of land called the Electra Path. The path is blocked-off, isolating the very south of the river at Leamouth from its continuous sprawling towpaths from Cody Dock & everything north of A13.
Electra Path is fully lit at night & in superb condition, yet it’s shut off by a palisade fence installed by the land owners. Opening this path (and eventually the land immediately north of the A13 occupied for industrial use) would allow walkers & cyclists to experience the riverbeds & natural habitats of the Lea continuously from the Thames, through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & all the way up the Lea Valley Park & beyond.