Enjoy a historic stroll at Waltham Abbey Gardens. This was once one of the largest Augustinian abbeys in the country, and information panels all around the site bring its history to life. The Abbey’s peaceful rose gardens also provides plenty of benches and picnic tables. Just sit back, relax and wind down in beautiful surroundings.
Walk just a little further and you enter a very special habitat – Cornmill Meadows support an amazing variety of dragon and damselflies. Simply looking at these elegant creatures in motion is a wonderful de-stress therapy!
There’s a hide too, from which you can watch the Meadows’ fascinating population of birds.
For more to see and do you can also check out Visit Epping Forest's website.
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Updated 19 May 2020
We’re reopening all car parks which serve our green spaces seven days a week. With the changes to Government advice on Coronavirus, we feel that this is the right time to reopen them fully. The guidance is still to stay local and, of course, you must follow social distancing when you are out. If an area looks busy please go elsewhere. Our venue car parks remain closed. Details here
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