Nature reserves and open spaces

Nature reserves & open spaces

When you want to escape from all the hustle and bustle, to de-stress and relax in quiet natural places, Lee Valley is right here, on your doorstep.

Just take your pick of fabulous family days out – quiet walks and cycling, wild places and nature reserves, great big spaces to run and let off steam… And if you’re a seasoned nature watcher you’ll also find plenty to delight and surprise you in Lee Valley’s astonishingly rich and varied habitats.


Our parklands are open, but their car parks are closed on Bank Holidays and weekends to limit the numbers of people visiting. We will monitor the situation and will extend closures if we need to. You can find out more our response to Coronavirus here


Public notice - Lee Park Way


Please note that the southern entrance of Lee Park Way is closed for new bridge and re-landscaping, There will be no through access until October 2020 and a diverted route is sign posted down the tow path. The northern entrance remain open to access part of the site.

Pay once and park for a whole year for 14p a day at six car parks in and around River Lee Country Park.

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