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Urban Oasis

Quick guide

Distance: 3.5 Miles

Terrain: Surfaced pathway including towpath, several bridges with steep inclines and large cobbles and walk-around gates.

Starting point: Tottenham Marshes car park, Watermead Way, London N17 0XB


  • Proceed north out of the car park (through the main entrance and exit) and cross over the main access road through the walk-around onto Marsh Triangle.

  • Join the new surfaced pathway and proceed onto Wild Marsh West, passing over the Flood Relief Channel, Pymmes Brook.

  • Continue along the path, crossing the New Wildlife Wetland habitat.

  • Bear to the left, continuing along the path, past the Wild Flower Meadow habitat.

  • Continue past the entrance to Marigold Road on the left, proceeding to the northern perimeter of the Marsh.

  • Follow the pathway to the right, passing the Leeside entrance and proceed towards the river.

  • Proceed over Chalk Bridge, following the pathway down onto the towpath.

  • Turn left over the green bridge, onto Wild Marsh East and proceed on the grass path, keeping the River Lee Diversion on your left hand side.

  • Follow the grass path to the right, past Sandpiper Close entrance on the left, and continue on the surfaced path back to the Green Bridge.

  • Turn left onto the towpath and continue south along the river to Stonebridge Lock.

  • Cross the river at the lock, the Stonebridge Lock Waterside Community Centre is on your right.

  • Proceed west along the main access road and turn left, through the silver walk-around and onto the surfaced pathway.

  • Continue past the picnic tables on your right.

  • Follow the pathway, passing the two unique community art structures.

  • Continue south along the pathway, keeping the river on your left.

  • Turn right at the junction in front of the community allotments, and continue.

  • Follow the pathway, bearing to the right in front of the woodland area. (There is a short detour into the woodland area. Remain on the main pathway, turning right along the woodchip path through the woodland).

  • Continue along the pathway, passing the pedestrian entrance on your left.

  • Continue towards the starting point past the Bee Orchid Meadow and City Viewpoint, returning to the car park.


  • Stonebridge Lock Waterside Community Centre.

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