A Walk in the Park

WaterWorks Centre nature reserve
A Walk in the Park
WaterWorks Centre nature reserve
Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road)
E10 7QB

Sunday, 13 May 2018
10:30 - 12:30

A Walk in the Park - Waterworks Filterbeds and Hackney Marshes

Join us to explore the Filterbeds and marshes around the Lee Valley Waterworks Centre.

The Waterwork Centre is a great place to either relax in our large open spaces or explore our nature reserve on the site of the old Essex Filterbeds. See what you can spot in the wildlife garden, see the willow dome and head to the filter beds and bird watch from the hides.

The walk will then take in Hackney Marshes and Hackney Wick following the Navigation back up to the Middlesex Filterbeds where you can find out how this site helped to stop the Cholera outbreaks that occurred in London from the 1830's to the 1860's.

Finishing off back over Friends bridge you will walk along the back of the old golf course to the Waterworks centre to finish the walk. If you fancy a drink or something to eat you can pop over to the Cafe at the Ice Center on the other side of the Leabridge Road to finish off your morning.

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this walk is The Water Works Nature Reserve car park down Lammas Road which is just off the Leabridge Road opposite the Lee Valley Riding Centre

  • Grid ref. TQ36 21086960

  • Nearest postcode: E10 7QT

Top tips

  • This is a relatively long walk and will last between 2 and 3 hours

  • Bring some water and snacks to keep you going

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

  • Make sure you wear suitable and comfortable clothing for the walk

  • Bring a camera or some binoculars and really take the scenery in

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Lea Bridge (6 minute walk) or Clapton Station (10 minute walk)

By bus: routes 48, 55, 56 stop along Lea Bridge Road

By tube: the nearest tube station is Walthamstow Central on the Victoria Line



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