Nature, parks & gardens

Nature, parks & gardens

If you simply want to wander and relax in wide open spaces, quiet woodlands, and waterside environments, the Lee Valley is for you.

If gardens and heritage are what you’re looking for, take a stroll in the beautiful Myddelton House Gardens or Waltham Abbey Gardens and the neighbouring Dragonfly Sanctuary, where history, flora and fauna mingle in fascinating ways.

Image courtesy of Fera

Ash Die-back

You may have heard about Ash Die-back, which is caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea.

At Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, we conduct regular tree audits as part of best practice in tree management and we are vigilant for the signs of the disease.

Visitors should report signs of Ash Die-back disease to the Forestry Commission by ringing the Chalara helpline on 08459 33 55 77 (08:00-18:00 every day) or email:

The Forestry Commission website contains essential information that will help in identifying the disease including a video and images.


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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