Waltham Abbey - a guided walk through an historic environment

09/09/22, 10:00

09/09/22, 12:30



Waltham Abbey Gardens


Date: Friday 9 September 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 pay for any parking and that your leader has time to check everyone in.

Estimated time of walk: 1.5 - 2 hours

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

A walk in around Waltham Abbey is a walk through hundreds of years of history and verdant landscapes. This walk follows the millstream and then meanders to the Millennial Avenue and then back to the Abbey grounds through a long avenue of trees.

Following the walk, for those who would like it, there will be a tour of a very significant monastic site and the abbey church, which reflect almost a millennium of church history (services permitting).

Most of the walk is flat with no stiles. After heavy rain, some of the paths can be muddy with large puddles so please wear appropriate footwear.

The walk lasts about an hour and the abbey tour about 30 - 45 minutes.

There are plenty of opportunities for refreshments nearby.

Walk information

  • This walk can take between 1.5 - 2 hours

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

  • 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 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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Abbey church in Waltham Abbey