Experience the healthful bounty of Walthamstow Marshes with a local herbalist who knows these lands from the medicinal plant perspective. This seasonal herb walk will take place monthly throughout the spring and summer months to find the joy of the wild green spaces and observe how the leaves, buds, flowers and berries rotate through the year offering a variety of food and medicine.
You will be guided through plant recognition, folklore & history, traditional & current medicinal uses and responsible ways of harvesting and preparing plant medicines.
The meeting point for this walk is the Ice Centre car park which is off the Lea Bridge Road in Leyton.
Grid ref. TQ3559686723
Nearest postcode: E10 7QL
Feel free to being a pen, notebook and/or a camera
Bring some water and snacks to keep you going
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
Please wear suitable clothing for the walk
Car park charges may apply if you decide to park at Lee Valley Ice Centre
Pleas note: Plants are not to be picked on the marshes, the walks are for ID learning only
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 Centre
By car: Lee Valley Ice Centre is just off the A104 Lea Bridge Road. There’s a large car park but please bear in mind this is chargeable
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