A Walk in the Park

Lee Valley Ice Centre
Event:
A Walk in the Park
Venue:
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Address:
Lea Bridge Road
Leyton
London
E10 7QL

Date:
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Time:
10:30 - 12:30
Price:
FREE

A Walk in the Park - Love Parks Week, Walk on the Marshes

Join us for Love Parks Week, a week of celebration of parks and green spaces across the UK. It supports and recognises all the hard work friends’ groups do up and down the county to maintain and protect them.

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 for us to explore on foot with great opportunity to see wildlife. You may be lucky enough to see a Water Vole or at least here the plop into the water as they swim along the ditches. There should be plenty of bird life and you may be lucky enough to see a Buzzard soaring above or a Peregrine Falcon hunting the Marshes. At ground level two of Britain’s rarest plants – you will see Creeping Marshwort here on one of thee sites in the UK and Brookweed also thrives here.

Top tips

  • Please wear comfortable clothing as the walk can take up to two hours

  • Please also wear appropriate shoes as the route can get muddy

  • Bring change for refreshments or bring some snacks to keep you energized

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times

  • Car parking charges may apply if you decide to park at Lee Valley Ice Center

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Lea Bridge or Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (both 10 minute walk)

By bus: buses 48, 55 and 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road outside Lee Valley Ice Center

By car: Lee Valley Ice Center is just off the A104 Lea Bridge Road. There’s a large car park but parking is chargeable

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No need to book, simply turn up!

 

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