A Walk in the Park - West Side Explorer
As part of our 50th Anniversary walk program this weeks 'A Walk in the Park' explorers the scenic west side of the River Lee.
You will see the reed bed creation of 70 Acres Lake and learn about the gravel extraction that created these lakes. Wildlife will be all around and many of the winter duck will be with us now including Gadwall, Shoveler and Tufted Duck. If you are really lucky you might see the elusive Bittern or a Smew. Kingfishers are common but rarely seen - you may hear their high pitched call before you see one flash past along the river bank or over the lake.
River Lee Country Park stretches between Waltham Abbey in Essex and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. This 1,000 acre park has a huge variety of wildlife and history from Waltham Abbey Gardens to Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows.
Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the walk
Bring some water and snacks to keep you going
Bring a note pad and pen or a camera to record you findings
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
Meeting point is at Turnford Brook car park
By bus: 310 stops on Cheshunt Wash and the car park is 1 minute walk away.
By train: the nearest station is Cheshunt, it is then a pleasant two mile walk through River Lee Country Park.
By Car: Car parking, access via Cheshunt Wash.
No need to book, simply turn up.