A Walk in the Park

Stanstead Innings
A Walk in the Park
Stanstead Innings
Marsh Lane
Stanstead Abbotts
SG12 8HL

Sunday, 17 December 2017
10:30 - 13:30

A Walk in the Park - Stanstead Innings and Rye Meads

This week's 'A Walk in the Park' and the final walk of the 50th anniversary walk series for 2017 takes us to Stanstead Innings, tucked away by the quiet Hertfordshire village of Stanstead Abbots, Stanstead Innings comprises three wild flower meadows, three lakes and a wet woodland area.

The site was once a gravel extraction site, but now the pits are flooded and a host of wildlife has made the nature reserve their home. Whether you’re a seasoned ‘twitcher’ or just love natural place this walk is for you.

Following from Stanstead Innings we will lead you to Rye Mead, a superb spot to see vast numbers of birds, plus wetland mammals and reptiles. The wetland areas are extensive, with flood meadows, reed beds, ditches, streams and open water supporting all kinds of fascinating life.

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point for this walk is Stanstead Innings car park off Marsh Lane in Stanstead Abbots.

  • Grid ref. TL3852111435

  • Nearest postcode: SG12 8HL


Location information

Top tips

  • Please wear suitable clothing and foot wear for the walk

  • Bring a snack and refreshments to keep yourself energized

  • Meeting point at Stanstead Innings car park - charges may apply

  • Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on this walk as the route passes through the RSPB reserve which does not allow dogs; although you are able to take assistance dogs

Getting here

By bus: routes C3, 351 and 524, Abbotts Rise bus stop (5 minute walk)

By train: the nearest station is St. Margarets on the Liverpool Street line (15 minute walk)

By car: Stanstead Innings is accessed via Marsh Lane from the B181


No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy!


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