A Water Voles World
Water Voles were once common across Britain but have undergone serious decline throughout the last century due largely to the loss and degradation of their wetland habitats and the spread of the American Mink. Here in the Lee Valley we still have good populations on a number of sites.
Join staff from Lee Valley Regional Park and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for a walk through one of their strongholds at Silvermeade for a chance to learn more about these charismatic little mammals and the work that is being carried out to protect them and their habitats.
We will search for their telltale signs along the network of ditches and if we're lucky we might even see one, or at least hear the 'plop' when they see us first!
The meeting point for this walk will be opposite the café in the car park
The site may be wet underfoot so please wear wellies or waterproof boots
We would advise that this event is suitable for adults but interested children from a 8+ are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult
There is ample parking at Old Mill and Meadows. For car parking prices, please click here
There are only 25 spaces on this walk so make sure you book your space early!
By train: the nearest train station is Broxbourne (5 minute walk) on the London Liverpool Street line.
By car: Leave the A10 at the slip road for Broxbourne and exit the roundabout towards Wormley, Turnford, Broxbourne. At the next roundabout turn left onto the A1170, High Road Turnford. Remain on the A1170 over the next two roundabouts in order to turn right at the traffic lights onto the B194, towards Broxbourne Station. Turn second right off Station Road into Churchfields. At the end of Churchfields turn left into Old Mill and Meadows.
By bus: routes 310, 311, C3