Waltham Town Lock

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Waltham Town Lock
Waltham Town Lock.jpg
Waltham Town Lock
Narrowboat Alder emerges from the downstream gate
WaterwayRiver Lee Navigation
Maintained byBritish Waterways
Length85 feet (25.9 m)
Width16 feet (4.9 m)
Fall4 feet 3 inches (1.3 m)
Distance to
Bow Creek
12.5 miles (20.1 km)
Distance to
Hertford Castle Weir
13.8 miles (22.2 km)
Coordinates51°41′15″N 0°00′45″W / 51.687423°N 0.012596°W / 51.687423; -0.012596Coordinates: 51°41′15″N 0°00′45″W / 51.687423°N 0.012596°W / 51.687423; -0.012596

Waltham Town Lock (No 11) is a lock on the River Lee Navigation at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. The lock is located in the River Lee Country Park which is part of the Lee Valley Park. The adjoining Showground site now known as the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre has been chosen to host the canoeing event in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Flowing close to the lock is the River Lee Flood Relief Channel known as the Horsemill Stream at this point.

Public access[edit]

Vehicular access from A121 Station road to car parking close to lock.

Pedestrian and cycle access via the towpath which forms part of the Lea Valley Walk

Public transport[edit]

Waltham Cross railway station

Bus services; 211, 212, 213, 240, 250, 251, 506.[2]


  1. ^ Olympic canoe site moved to Waltham Lock Retrieved 14 May 2008
  2. ^ Bus services Retrieved 14 May 2008

External links[edit]

Next lock upstream River Lee Navigation Next lock downstream
Waltham Common Lock
1.0 mile
Waltham Town Lock
Grid reference: TL373650061
Rammey Marsh Lock
0.2 mile