Walthamstow Marshes

Walthamstow Marshes

Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve, Coppermill Fields and Leyton Marsh are all part of this Green Flag award-winning site in the Lea Bridge area. The reserve is one of the few remaining pieces of London’s once widespread river valley grasslands, and a space to treasure for many reasons!

There are plenty of paths to choose from when you explore by bike or on foot. Whilst exploring the area, look out for the blue plaque on the railway arch which commemorates the work of Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe. It was on Walthamstow Marshes where he flew his first all-British triplane. 

You’re also likely to see buzzards soaring above and peregrine falcons, whilst at ground level two of Britain’s rarest plants – creeping marshwort and brookweed - thrive here. And after almost half a century’s absence, Hop Sedge has returned to the marsh – so come and celebrate nature’s comeback at Walthamstow Marshes!

Site manangement workshops

Are you interested in finding out more about how the marshes are managed and how you could get involved? Come along to our site management workshops at the WaterWorks Centre. Find out more

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Current works

National Grid are digging some boreholes on the Marsh as part of a London wide project to house electricity cables in deep underground tunnels.

  • Click here for further information

Leyton Marsh Update

For information about reinstatement works at Leyton Marsh click here

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Contact us

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Walthamstow Marshes

Lea Bridge Road
Leyton
London E10 7QL

08456 770 600
info@leevalleypark.org.uk
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Events on Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes

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17/09/2014
Top Dog
27/09/2014
Countryside Live
25/01/2015
Ranger Ramble

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