Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve, Coppermill Fields and Leyton Marsh are all part of this Green Flag award-winning site in the Lea Bridge area. The reserve is one of the few remaining pieces of London’s once widespread river valley grasslands, and a space to treasure for many reasons!
There are plenty of paths for us to explore on foot with great opportunity to see a range of wildlife. Listen for the plop in the water along the ditch as Water Voles may swim away or you may be lucky enough to see one. There will be plenty of bird life too, you could be lucky enough to see a Buzzards soaring above or a Peregrine Falcon, hunting the Marshes. At ground level two of Britain’s rarest plants can be seen – Creeping Marshwort can be found here which is only one of three sites in UK along with Brookweed which also thrives here.
Please wear comfortable clothing as the walk can take up to two hours
Please also wear appropriate shoes as the route can get muddy
Bring change for refreshments or bring some snacks to keep you energized
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times
Car parking charges may apply if you decide to park at Lee Valley Ice Center
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 Center
By car: Lee Valley Ice Center is just off the A104 Lea Bridge Road. There’s a large car park but parking is chargeable
No need to book, simply turn up!
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