Monastery Meander (Waltham Abbey Gardens) - a guided walk

14/08/22, 10:00

14/08/22, 12:30

Waltham Abbey Gardens




Date: 14 August 2022

Time: 11:00 – please note, the walk will begin at this time, if you’re running late, please give the walk leader a call to let them know.

Price: Free but we ask you to please book a ticket to secure your spot

Meeting point: Waltham Abbey Gardens car park, EN9 1QD, what3words: ///props.pepper.intent

Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk is scheduled to begin. This will allow time for you to pay for any parking and that your leader has time to check everyone in.

Estimated time of walk: 2 – 2.5 hours

Parking restrictions: parking charges apply at this carpark – Find out more here

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who once tended the abbey and learn about how they might have lived.

Once one of the largest Augustinian abbeys in the country, with information panels all around the site bring its history to life, this scenic and social walk is great for all - including the dog!

One of our volunteer walk leaders will take you around this fantastic walk, which is now a dragonfly sanctuary and wildlife refuge as well as a historic site.  

Walk information

  • The length of this walk is 4.6 km (2.8 miles) and can take between 2 to 2.5 hours

  • Our walks are predominately on flat gravel paths but there may be some uneven ground at times

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

  • Part of this walk is along unsurfaced footpaths and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

  • Please bring water and snacks to keep you energised

  • Bring some binoculars to really see the beauty and wildlife around you

Getting here

  • By train: the nearest station is Waltham Cross on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk)

  • By bus: the 251 goes from the station to the town

  • By car: Waltham Abbey is a 5 minute drive from the M25 (J26)

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