Plan a visit

Opening times

Walthamstow Marshes is open 24 hours a day, everyday

How to get here

Walthamstow Marshes
Lea Bridge Road
London E10 7QL

By train: the nearest stations are Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (10 minute walk) or Lea Bridge station, located between Stratford and Tottenham Hale (20 minute walk)

By bus: routes 48, 55 and 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road (outside the ice centre)

By car: there is a large car park at Lee Valley Ice Centre, just off Lea Bridge Road, or at Coppermill Lane

Access information

There’s a large car park at Lee Valley Ice Centre on Lea Bridge Road and an alternative smaller car park is available at Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow. The grass paths can become muddy in wet weather but there are surfaced shared use paths down both sides of the site.

Car parking charges

We introduced car parking charges at Lee Valley Ice Centre on Monday 6 June 2016.

This is because we’ve seen an increase in car park spaces occupied by drivers who are not visitors to the centre, Leyton Marsh or Walthamstow Marshes. The new railway station, Lea Bridge on Lea Bridge Road is expected to make the problem worse.

The fees are kept low for our customers and visitors to the open spaces – free for 30 minutes and then £1 for up to five hours. Blue Badge holders can park for free.

The charges are:

Up to 30 minutes


30 minutes to 5 hours


5 to 7 hours


7 to 24 hours


Per subsequent 24 hours



There are four methods of payment:

The simplest method is to register online and if you do so, we’ll give you discount vouchers to use in the café at Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lee Valley Riding Centre and WaterWorks Centre as well as offers on public skating sessions.



Hacking out

The route for hacking on the Walthamstow Marshes is shown on the Walthamstow Marshes Riding Routes Map below. Some routes are available all year round but parts are restricted during the winter months. Alternatively, you can download the map.

Bridleways code of conduct

  • The marshes are shared with the public – there may be walkers, cyclists, children and animals, and riders must act with care and courtesy around them
  • Riders should remain in walk when sharing a path with other members of the public
  • Riders should not canter when near to other members of the public
  • Riders must not gallop on any part of the Marshes
  • Riders must stick to the routes shown on the map as appropriate for the time of year
Bridleways map


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