Finsbury Park to Hackney Wick

9 miles 14.5km
 
The walk begins at Finsbury Park station. We cross the Park to join the New River passing alongside 2reservoirs, where with luck we might see interesting birds. We see one of London’s most eccentric pumping stations, disguised as a medieval castle, before crossing Manor Park to reach the attractive Clissold Park, with Clissold House and St Mary’s Church. Joining Stoke Newington High Street, we enter Abney Park cemetery, once carefully landscaped, but now overgrown. There is a short street section before Springfield Park, after which we follow the River Lea through Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes, finishing at Hackney Wick.