A Water Voles World
Water Voles were once common across Britain but have undergone serious declines throughout the last century due largely to the loss and degradation of their wetland habitats and the spread of the American Mink.
Here in the Lee Valley we still have good populations on a number of sites. Join Lee Valley Regional Park staff for a walk through one of their strongholds at Silvermeade for a chance to learn more about these charismatic little mammals and the work that is being carried out to protect them and their habitats.
We will search for their telltale signs along the network of ditches and if we're lucky we might even see one, or at least hear the 'plop' when they see us first!
The site may be wet underfoot so please wear wellies or waterproof boots
This event is aimed at adults and children over eight years old
All children must be accompanied by an adult
There is ample parking at Old Mill and Meadows
There are only 25 spaces on this walk so make sure you book your space early!
By train: the nearest train station is Broxbourne (5 minute walk) on the London Liverpool Street line.
By bus: routes 310, 311, C3
By car: Leave the A10 at the slip road for Broxbourne and exit the roundabout towards Wormley, Turnford and Broxbourne. At the next roundabout, turn left onto the A1170, High Road Turnford. Remain on the A1170 over the next two roundabouts in order to turn right at the traffic lights onto the B194, towards Broxbourne Station. Turn first right off Station Road into Churchfields. At the end of Churchfields turn left into Old Mill and Meadows.
Booking is essential for this event.