- A Walk in the Park
- Rye House Gatehouse
- Rye House Quay
- 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!
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
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
By car: Rye House Quay, Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertsfordshire EN11 0EH
No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy!