New River Line railway fun activity guide offers sustainable tourism boost to area

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

New River Line railway activity guide
Above: The new activity book

Towns and villages along the New River Line railway could receive a tourism boost thanks to the publication of a new guide which aims to attract families to visit the area.

The new ‘Activity Book’, produced by the New River Line Community Rail Partnership, highlights the attractions that can be discovered along the New River Line which runs from Hertford East to Broxbourne, with trains operated by Greater Anglia.

It has been produced in a fun format to appeal to families with children and includes mini-challenges and activities within it to help keep children entertained, as well as suggesting fun family activities along the line.

The guide is free and is available from Hertford Museum, Tourist and Town Info Office and the Library, Lowewood Museum and Rye Meads in Hoddesdon, and is also available on request from [email protected]

The New River Line is made up of five stations – Hertford East, Ware, St Margaret’s, Rye House and Broxbourne – and is on the line that runs in and out of London Liverpool Street.

It runs alongside the River Lee Towpath and the New River Path offering plenty of opportunities for station-to-station or circular walks, which are included in the guide.

Katie Goldthorpe, New River Line Community Rail Partnership Officer, said “There is so much to see and do along the New River Line, whether you’re ready for a great time exploring nature reserves, market towns and charming villages, or planning a fun family day out at a castle, museum or skate park.”

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, said, “With this great new guide and Greater Anglia’s great value fares, families and day trippers could leave the car at home and have fun exploring this line and the fascinating towns, villages and attractions that are within easy reach.”