We are really lucky here at Fetch & Follow that our store is located in between two beautiful London parks (Victoria Park and London Fields) and only a two minute walk from the Broadway Market, which is famous for its Saturday food market.
If this wasn’t enough excitement for the Fetch & Follow dogs to enjoy whenever they help us out in the store, we also have the choice of being able to walk to the store along the River Lea down from Tottenham to Hackney. The majority of the route is park and marshland and you can be easily be mistaken for feeling like you have left the busy city behind for the beautiful countryside. We really enjoy this walk, as the dogs are able to explore off their leads (you do have to be careful for the odd bike). For an afternoon escape from the city we would always recommend this walk
You can start the walk at the end of Homerton Road entering Hackney Marshes by Marshgate Bridge. Following the Lea Navigation Canal through Hackney Marshes and Middlesex Filter beds until you come to South Millfields park where you will need to follow the towpath along the Hackney bank and under Lea bridge road into North Millfields Park. From here you can either enter Walthamstow Marshes (which is great for picking blackberries and really does feel like you are in the middle of the countryside) or if you are tight for time you can carry on following the river up to Springfield Park.
Depending on your end location you can choose to walk up through Springfield Park which will take you to Clapton Common and on to Stamford Hill or Stoke Newington or you can carry on following the river up through to Tottenham where you can finish your walk through Markfield Park and onto Craving Coffee which is one of London’s best coffee led independent café which also happens to be dog friendly!
For more information on Craving Coffee visit www.cravingcoffee.co.uk