A Walk in the Park

Rye House Gatehouse
A Walk in the Park
Rye House Gatehouse
Rye House Quay
Rye Road
EN11 0EQ

Sunday, 05 November 2017
10:30 - 12:30

A Walk in the Park - The Rye House Plot and the history of Rye House

This weeks 50th Anniversary walk starts at the Rye House Gatehouse. In 1683, Rye House became the center of a notorious plot to assassinate King Charles II and his brother, the Duke of York (later James II). Join us on this special walk and find out how the plot unfolds whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of Rye House Gatehouse.

The Gatehouse is in some ways an example of medieval bling – as part of one of the first brick built houses in the country and boasting outstanding decoration it also has a paranormal past with reports of weird goings on!

The walk will then lead you around often unseen areas of the Lee Valley Park and you will see part of the Rye Meads Nature Reserve and learn about the toll crossing of the Marshes which is still in place today.

This walk is one not to be missed!

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this walk is Rye House Gatehouse car park off Rye Road, Hoddesdon. Just past the speedway and go cart track over the river by the Rye House Pub.

  • Grid ref. TL3862609990

  • Nearest postcode: EN11 0EQ

Top tips

  • Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the walk

  • Bring some water and snacks to keep you going

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

  • Meet at Rye House Gatehouse

Getting here

By car: Rye House Quay, Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertsfordshire EN11 0EH


No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy!


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