Sewardstone Marsh Loop (Gunpowder Park) - a guided walk

21/08/22, 10:00

21/08/22, 12:30

Gunpowder Park




Date: 21 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: Gunpowder Park Car Park. EN9 3GP, what3words: ///those.stone.rivers

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

Estimated time of walk: 2.5 hours

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

Learn more about the importance of this site as former Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.

The area you will walk around will encompass a huge variety of habitats from landscaped areas, wet woodland, converted building that are now a safe haven for bats, marshland and lakes.

A fantastic range of wildlife now makes this site their home and throughout this walk you will be start to understand why this site is so special.

Walk information

  • This walk 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

Getting here

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

  • By bus: the 505 stops on Sewardstone Road (5 minute walk)

  • By car: 5 minute drive from the M25 Junction 26

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