- A Walk in the Park
- WaterWorks Centre nature reserve
- Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road)
- 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.
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
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