Embrace autumn in the Lee Valley
Take a deeper dive into what’s on offer in the park this autumn – we’ve set the ball rolling with a few ideas for you to explore.
The 26 mile, 10,000 acre park which has the River Lee running up its spine, stretches from Ware in Hertfordshire down to East India Dock Basin on the Thames. Set up over 50 years ago the park boasts award winning open spaces, campsites, marinas, golf course, farm, riding, athletics and ice centres as well as three London 2012 legacy venues.
Our London 2012 venues continue to deliver a fantastic Games legacy – Lee Valley VeloPark may have seen more than 20 medals won during the Games but still continues to offer top quality cycling facilities in east London. Our venues are also used as great film locations, ever seen Tomb Raider? Lee Valley White Water Centre was used for the epic rapids scene in the film (with a bit of CGI added).
Whether you love watching the wildlife that changes with the seasons, the endangered Bittern already been spotted this autumn, or love getting active either out in the park or at one of our venues there’s always something to do - from track cycling and white water rafting to staycations, golf, horse riding and even ice skating disco sessions.
If heritage is more your thing we’ve got that covered too! Check out Rye House Gatehouse where the gunpowder plot was planned, Waltham Abbey Gardens with their Augustinian monastery remains or the historic Myddelton House Gardens. In 2010 the gardens, the ancestral home of E A Bowles, underwent major restoration works, the completion of these works were celebrated with an ceremony attended by the then Duchess of Cornwall, now Queen Camilla.
With so much to do and the Lee Valley’s proximity to London it’s no surprise that people pick it as a great holiday destination. We’re pleased to offer a range of accommodation from camping and glamping to luxury lodges – we’ve even got a site, Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, where you can sleep in a hammock under the stars.