Gunpowder History and Mystery

Gunpowder Park
Gunpowder History and Mystery
Gunpowder Park
Sewardstone Road
Waltham Abbey

Sunday, 15 November 2020
Starts at 11am

Gunpowder History and Mystery


During this week’s walk, you will discover Sewardstone and Enfield Island.Sewardstone Marsh is a real gem and quite a rarity in modern Britain – a wetland habitat where you can enjoy discovering thriving populations of amazing animals and plants. A fascinating and popular place to visit, not only by wildlife but also people coming to discover this area.

Moving on from Sewardstone we will head to Enfield Island, a formal royal small arms factory which is now home to housing however backs onto the beautiful Gunpowder Park.


Walk Info


> The length of this walk is 5.4km (3.3 miles) and can take between 2 to 3.5 hours
> Part of this walk is along unsurfaced footpaths and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
> The meeting point for this walk is Gunpowder Park car park off the Sewardstone Road just off the south of Waltham Abbey. Nearest post code EN9 3GP.
> The Grid Reference. TQ 38557 99378


Essential Info


> The site has car parking, accessible parking and toilet facilities.
> Car Park charges apply
> Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead
> Please wear comfortable clothing as the walk can take up to two hours
> Bring a snack and some refreshments to give you that energy boost


Getting here


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


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