A Walk in the Park - A Season of Marshland Medicine

Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
Event:
A Walk in the Park - A Season of Marshland Medicine
Venue:
Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
Address:
Lea Bridge Road
Leyton
London
E10 7QL

Date:
Saturday, 08 April 2017
Time:
13:00 - 15:00
Price:
£10 / £8 concessions

A Walk in the Park - Season of Marshland Medicine

Experience the healthful bounty of Walthamstow Marshes with a local herbalist who knows these lands from the medicinal plant perspective. This seasonal herb walk will take place monthly throughout the spring and summer months to find the joy of the wild green spaces and observe how the leaves, buds, flowers and berries rotate through the year offering a variety of food and medicine.

You will be guided through plant recognition, folklore & history, traditional & current medicinal uses and responsible ways of harvesting and preparing plant medicines.

Top tips

  • Feel free to being a pen, notebook and/or a camera

  • Bring some water and snacks to keep you going

  • Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

  • Please wear suitable clothing for the walk

  • Car park charges may apply if you decide to park at Lee Valley Ice Centre

  • Pleas note: Plants are not to be picked on the marshes, the walks are for ID learning only

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Lea Bridge or Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (both 10 minute walk)

By bus: buses 48, 55 and 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road outside Lee Valley Ice Centre

By car: Lee Valley Ice Centre is just off the A104 Lea Bridge Road. There’s a large car park but please bear in mind this is chargeable

Booking

Places are limited so please book in advance by emailing  rasheeqa@hedgeherbs.org.uk or click the find out more button below for more info!

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