From its spring-fed sources in Hertfordshire to its terminus at Sadler's Wells, the New River has one key mission: to keep Londoners hydrated. This purpose-built aqueduct was completed in 1613 and, while it no longer reaches Clerkenwell, it still supplies something like 10% of London's drinking water. The section below Stoke Newington was buried in the 1800s, but its course can still be followed for much of the way. This walk picks up the river where it cuts across Finsbury Park and tracks its course through Stoke Newington and beyond through Clissold Park to Islington.
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