- A Walk in the Park
- Tottenham Marshes
- Watermead Way
- Sunday, 18 February 2018
- 10:30 - 12:30
A Walk in the Park - Tottenham Marshes Circuit
This weeks walk is around Tottenham Marshes taking in the site from Tottenham Hale right up to Chalk Bridge. Great paths make this a good and easy walk to complete and there is much to learn about the site on this walk.
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority took over management of the area in 1972 and since then nature has been a top priority for this site. When you visit this beautiful area you can expect many wildlife species across miles of paths. This is the only “Wild” open space in the London Borough of Haringey with three main areas:- Wild Marsh West, Wild Marsh East and Clendish Marsh. The area is important for plants and for reptiles and amphibians and walking round you will discover the work we have done in this industrialised part of London to benefit the wildlife.
The history of the site is also interesting and the Marshes were once Lammas meadows were Hay was grown from Spring to July and then grazed through the Autumn and Winter. The Lammas was important for local people as it provided year round food for their animals mainly cows, sheep, and horses.
You will also learn about The East Hale allotments which are a remnant of the war effort to get Britain growing. Living Under One Sun was set up in 2008 and is based on the East Hale Allotment Site. The project is inspiring local residents to grow and cook their own produce - while building friendships, skills and communities.
So if you are looking for wildlife, history and community growing this is certainly the walk for you.
Please wear suitable and comfortable clothing for the walk
Bring some water and snacks to keep yourself energized
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
By train: the nearest stations are Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale on the Liverpool Street line (10 minute walk)
By bus: routes 76, 192 and 363 stop on Watermead Way (5 minute walk)
By car: the car park can be reached from the A1055 which is close to the A406 North Circular