- World Wetlands Day
- Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
- Lea Bridge Road
- Friday, 02 February 2018
- 13:00 - 15:00
- £3 per person
World Wetlands Day
Wetlands for a Sustainable Future
Half of humanity about 4 billion people live in urban areas today. By 2050 that proportion will reach 66% as people move to cities in search of jobs and a vibrant social life. Cities account for around 80% of global economic output. As cities expand and demand for land increases, the tendency is to encroach on wetlands,they are degraded, filled in and built upon.
Join our site ranger for a leisurely paced informative walk exploring Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes and celebrate World Wetlands Day. This years theme is 'Wetlands for a Sustainable Future' looking at how wetlands helps in many areas including reducing flooding, filtering waste and improving urban air and water quality.
During the tour we will discuss the benefits Walthamstow Marshes brings to North East Urban London including the challenges involved.
Walk will take approx. 2 hours
We will keep to pathways but please note conditions can be wet in parts
Wear suitable footwear and clothing
Conditions weather dependent
Free parking - please ensure you input your car registration with Lee Valley Ice Centre reception for free parking
By train: the nearest stations are Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (10 minute walk) or Lea Bridge station, located between Stratford and Tottenham Hale (20 minute walk)
By bus: routes 48, 55 and 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road (outside the ice centre)
By car: there is a large car park at Lee Valley Ice Centre, just off Lea Bridge Road, or at Coppermill Lane
To book your place on the Wetlands Word Day walk click below.