Wetlands and Rivers

Lee Valley Park Farms
Event:
Morning Wetlands and Rivers
Venue:
Lee Valley Park Farms
Address:
Stubbins Hall Lane
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 2EF

Date:
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time:
11:00 - 13:30
Price:
FREE

Wetlands and Rivers

This week's walk in the park leads you round the tranquil lakes and rivers of the River Lee Country Park identifying and exploring the delights around Fishers Green Island.

The lakes, reed beds and grasslands of Fishers Green are an excellent place in which to start to explore the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park. Our work for wildlife here means as well as a pleasant and relaxing walk you might see a host of wildlife spectacles that use this special place.

Spring is a great time to walk round and Common Terns will be arriving back from Africa to breed on the artificial rafts provided. The cacophony of the Black-headed Gull colony is breathtaking as they bring food in for partners or early young at this time of the year. The woodland in this area is ideal for many song birds including the Nightingale so listen out for their melodic song.

Walk  Information

  • The length of this walk is 5.7km (3.5 miles) and can take up to 2 to 2.5 hours

  • Part of this walk is along unsurfaced foot paths and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies

  • Much of this walk is next to water

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this walk is Lee Valley Park Farms car park

  • Grid ref. TL 38063 03353

  • Post code: EN9 2EF

Top Tips

  • Please ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for the walk

  • Bring a drink and snack to keep you energised for the walk

  • Car parking is FREE

Getting here

The Farms are two miles north of Waltham Abbey on the B194 and just four miles from the M25. Parking at the Farms is FREE. Sat nav postcode: EN9 2EF.

By train: the nearest station is Cheshunt, it is then a pleasant two mile walk through River Lee Country Park to the Farms. Follow the signs through this beautiful country park.

By bus: buses stop outside Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Abbey (buses 250, 251). The farms are a two mile walk through River Lee Country Park.

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