River Lee Counrty Park view of the canal

Nature reserves & open spaces

When you want to escape from all the hustle and bustle, to de-stress and relax in quiet natural places, Lee Valley is right here, on your doorstep.

Just take your pick of fabulous family days out – quiet walks and cycling, wild places and nature reserves, great big spaces to run and let off steam.

 

If you’re a seasoned nature watcher you’ll also find plenty to delight and surprise you in Lee Valley’s astonishingly rich and varied habitats.

Dobbs Weir, Glen Faba & Nazeing Meads

Dobbs Weir, Glen Faba & Nazeing Meads

Explore some of these wonders by the water.

Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh & Rammey Marsh

Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh & Rammey Marsh

Discover nature in the sky and on the ground at the former test site

WaterWorks Centre nature reserve & Middlesex Filter Beds

WaterWorks Centre nature reserve & Middlesex Filter Beds

A wild time guaranteed for all the family in the heart of east London!

River Lee Country Park

River Lee Country Park

Discovery the fun and adventure to be had in this country park.

Tottenham Marshes

Tottenham Marshes

Go wildlife watching in north London.

Bow Creek & East India Dock Basin

Bow Creek & East India Dock Basin

Two wonderful London gems with views of the Thames and The O2.

Wildlife Discovery Centre

Wildlife Discovery Centre

Come and discover wildlife around you in our state of the art centre

Walthamstow Marshes

Walthamstow Marshes

A wonderful area to explore by the riverside.