A Walk in the Park

River Lee Country Park - Old Mill and Meadows
Event:
A Walk in the Park
Venue:
River Lee Country Park - Old Mill and Meadows
Address:
Mill Lane
Broxbourne
Hertfordshire
EN10 6QT

Date:
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Time:
10:30 -12:30
Price:
FREE

A Walk in the Park - Nazeing Meads Ramble

Join us for a ramble across Nazeing Meads for this session of the 50th Anniversary “A Walk in the Park” programme.

Starting at Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows car park you will hear about the remains of the mill. The route will take you near the Lee Valley Boat Centre and St Agustine’s Church before hearing about how a bridge that spans a county boundary was looked after by the two separate councils!

You will then discover Rushymead before winding your way past the old airfield site at Nazeing Meads hearing about exciting new projects here. Over Horseshoe Weir you will find three large lagoons and learn about these ex gravel extraction pits and how gulls use them to roost in the winter for safety from predators.

Discovering the new Plotlands Project and the Almost Wild Camp site the walk will bring you back round to Carthagena Lock before the final stretch back to Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows taking in wildflower meadows, woodlands and you will have hopefully had a walk with a delightful sense of tranquillity.

Top tips

  • Meeting point at Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows car park

  • All ages are welcome

  • Please wear suitable clothing as some trails can get muddy and it may be cold this time of year, walking boots are recommended along with a waterproof coat

  • Bring a hat for cold or if warm for shade

  • Bring a snack and refreshments to keep yourself energized

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

  • Parking  is free at Old Mill and Meadows Car Park

  • If you are interested in wildlife bring your binoculars

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Broxbourne (5 minute walk) on the London Liverpool Street line.

By bus: routes 310, 311, C3
 
By car: Leave the A10 at the slip road for Broxbourne and exit the roundabout towards Wormley, Turnford and Broxbourne. At the next roundabout, turn left onto the A1170, High Road Turnford. Remain on the A1170 over the next two roundabouts in order to turn right at the traffic lights onto the B194, towards Broxbourne Station. Turn first right off Station Road into Churchfields. At the end of Churchfields turn left into Old Mill and Meadows.

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