It isn't new and it isn't a river! The New River is actually a water supply aqueduct built in 1613 to bring fresh drinking water from Hertfordshire to North London. Since 1992, Thames Water has worked with local people and partners to create a 45km (28 mile) footpath that follows the course of the New River, linking the inner city to the open countryside. All walkers are welcome - the route is clearly signposted so you can stroll along short sections or stride out and complete the entire stretch. You can also download our handy guide to help immerse yourself in the history of this fascinating feat of engineering! If this has whet your appetite for more incredible engineering and industrial archaeology then please visit our Heritage Days Out page to find out more. #livewild

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Dr Victoria Reeve

Thames Water