Winged Wonders

Winged Wonders

Distance 2 Miles
Terrain Surfaced and grass pathways (some of which are narrow and uneven) and several bridges, one with a steep incline.
Starting Point

Hooks Marsh car park
Fishers Green lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2ED

Quick guide Two star walking routeTwo star running routeNot suitable for cycling
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  • Exit Hooks Marsh car park, from the western end through the bollards towards the green high bridge.
  • Proceed over this bridge and continue passing between Seventy Acres Lake on the right and Hooks Marsh Lake on the left.
  • Turn left, on the north-west edge of Hooks Marsh Lake, signposted ‘Hall Marsh’.
  • Continue south on this unmade path along the western edge of Hooks Marsh Lake with Hall Marsh Ditch on the right.
  • At the southern end, cross over a small wooden bridge and turn right at the pathway junction.
  • Continue along the pathway, passing the Plover Viewing Screen overlooking Hall Marsh Scrape, along the southern end of Friday Lake.
  • Bear to the left, heading south, passing the Teal Hide on your left and Hall Marsh Scrape on the left.
  • Continue south, passing the entrance path on the left (Snipe Hide is a short diversion along this pathway).
  • Proceed on the main path, turning left, opposite the Flood Relief Channel.
  • Proceed north along the pathway back to Hooks Marsh car park.
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