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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.

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Dobbs Weir, Glen Faba & Nazeing Meads

Explore some of these wonders by the water.

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Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh & Rammey Marsh

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


WaterWorks Centre nature reserve and field & Middlesex Filter Beds

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


River Lee Country Park

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


Tottenham Marshes

Go wildlife watching in north London.


Bow Creek & East India Dock Basin

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

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Wildlife Discovery Centre

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

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Walthamstow Marshes

A wonderful area to explore by the riverside.

Upcoming events in the open spaces 

Lifewalk - Lee Valley White Water Centre - 16 May

Date: 16 May

Time: 10:00

Location: Lee Valley White Water Centre

Bumblebee survey - 17 May

Date: 17 May

Time: 11:15 - 12:15

Location: The Paddock, Ferry Lane

Lifewalk - Hooks Marsh - 17 May

Date: 17 May

Time: 10:00

Location: Hooks Marsh, River Lee Country Park

Womens Bike Ride

Date: 17 May

Time: 9:30

Location: Fisher Green, River Lee Country Park

Bird survey - 17 May

Date: 10 May

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Location: The Paddock, Ferry Lane

Ecology Film Club: Natura Urbana

Date: 17 May

Time: 18:30 - 21:00

Location: Cody Dock

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