Route 61 starts near Maidenhead and follows the Jubilee River until the edge of London, near Uxbridge, where it follows the same route as Route 6 until St Albans. Here the two routes split and Route 61 continues east along the Alban Way to Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford before turning south into the Lee Valley, where it joins Route 1 near Hoddesdon.
The route is open and signposted between the edge of Maidenhead and Watford and between St. Albans and Rye House Station (Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City is also signed as National Route 12). Between Watford and Chiswell Green the route is open and signed as both National Route 6 and 61.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.