Winding Water

East India Dock Basin
Event:
Winding Water
Venue:
East India Dock Basin
Address:
East India Dock
Orchard Place
London
E14 9QS

Date:
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Time:
11:00 - 13:30
Price:
FREE

Winding Water

During this walk we will visit the former ironworks, shipyard and coal wharf which is now a real wildlife haven in the urban environment. Trinity Buoy Wharf will be the first port of call where there is plenty of history to learn about. Doubling back you will expolore East India Dock Basin before crossing the road to the final part of this walk. Bow Creek Ecology Park is a fascinating place to visit any time of year, and one that’s won the prestigious Green Flag Park Award for four years running.

A short walk but packed with history and things to see. Within sight of Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena, you’ll discover these amazing historic sites that are now enjoying a new lease of life as wildlife reserves and valuable green spaces in the urban sprawl.

A pleasant stroll along a part of the River Thames opposite the O2 Arena giving a view that you don't always see.

Walk  Information

  • The length of this walk is 3.7 km (2.2 miles) and can take around 1.5 to 2.5 hours

  • Part of this walk is along unsurfaced foot paths and there are some steps and bridges and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies
  • Some of this walk is next to water

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this walk is Canning Town Station

  • Grid ref. TQ 39441 81359

  • Post code: E16 1ED

  • There is no parking available for this walk so meet at the north end of the station platform

  • The walk leaders will be wearing green tabards with the Lee Valley Park Logo on them

Top tips

  • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the walk

  • Bring snacks and refreshments to keep yourself energized

  • Dogs and allowed but must be kept on a lead

Getting here

There is no parking at Bow Creek Ecology Park or East India Dock Basin, the nearest car park is at is the Excel Centre where charges may apply. The North entrance to Bow Creek Ecology Park is Bidder Street and the West entrance is over the blue bridge.

Canning Town station is served by the London Underground Jubilee line, the Docklands Light Railway and local buses operated for London Buses.

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