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Car parking tariffs

Car parking charges apply at Gunpowder Park.

On 1 April 2019 the car parking tariffs changed at Gunpowder Park. The fee for a full day’s parking is reduced from £2.50 to £2.00. To park for up to an hour there is now a charge of £1. 

We have taken the decision to remove the free hour as, like all bodies that receive public funding, we have to constantly evaluate how we finance the activities and experiences we provide which include free guided walks, cycle routes and first class habitats for plants and wildlife. We are partly funded by local authorities across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

We understand the pressures they are under and as such we are constantly looking at ways of generating more funds ourselves to help reduce our reliance on the tax payer and help these sites continue to be first rate habitats for plants and wildlife and places that people want to visit. We have ensured that this change in the structure of our fees is in line with the charges in place in similar parks and attractions and hope that you understand the reasons for doing this and continue to visit.  


Charges are in place seven days a week, including Bank Holidays whenever the car park is open. Charges apply to all vehicles, including motorbikes.

First hour £1.00
Up to 24 hours £2.00

The tariffs have been guided by other charges in place locally.

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders can park for free, please register your details with us to be eligible.
Please allow 7 days for your registration to be activated.

Register now for blue badge holders

Annual parking permits


Our Annual Car Parking Permits are valid in River Lee Country Park and Gunpowder Park car parks. Find out more about our car parking permits and how to renew them.

Find out more car parking permits

Methods of payment for day tickets

•    At the payment machine within the car park, to be paid at any point before you leave
•    Online at (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)
•    By phone 0330 400 7275 (there is an extra administration fee for using this service)

How do I appeal if I have received a Penalty Charge Notice?

Please be aware that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is not involved in the issuing of or the appeals process for any Penalty Charge Notice given.

The car park is run by ParkingEye and in the event of a customer appealing their parking charge all appeals are dealt with directly by them. You would need to contact ParkingEye as per the details on their charge letter, which is via one of the following methods: in writing to ParkingEye, PO Box 575, Chorley, PR6 6HT or via the online appeals form at

Please note that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority does not profit in any way from the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices and we will support an appeal if the customer has abided by and followed the car parking terms and conditions fully.

Opening times

Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh and Rammey Marsh are open 24 hours a day, everyday.

Car parks:

There are car parks at Gunpowder Park and Rammey Marsh which are open 24 hours a day, everyday. 

How to get here

Gunpowder Park & Sewardstone Marsh
Sewardstone Marsh
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 3GP

By train: the nearest station is Enfield Lock on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk)

By bus: the 505 stops on Sewardstone Road (5 minute walk)

By car: 5 minute drive from the M25 Junction 26


Rammey Marsh

By train: the nearest station is Enfield Lock on the Liverpool Street line (15 minute walk)

By bus: the 491, M3 and 121stop at Enfield Lock

By car: 5 minutes from the M25 (J26) on Mollison Avenue (A1055)



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