Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh & Rammey Marsh

Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone Marsh & Rammey Marsh

Gunpowder Park

Visit the park with an explosive history!

Once upon a time they tested munitions here, and visits were not recommended! But today Gunpowder Park has been transformed into an exciting country park where people, wildlife and the arts coexist in a rather more peaceful environment.

If you’re a cyclist or walker you’ll love the network of all-weather paths, and a permissive bridleway welcomes horse riders through the summer months.

The Park is also home to a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly field station. This amazing building with its grass roof reflects the Park’s industrial heritage, and offers flexible workspaces and meeting rooms for all manner of groups. You’ll find ample parking here, and eco-friendly loos with disabled access, flushed by collected rainwater!

Sewardstone Marsh

Sewardstone Marsh is a real gem and quite a rarity in modern Britain – a wetland habitat where you can enjoy discovering thriving populations of amazing animals and plants.

Marshes are very important places for hundreds of wildlife species. That’s why Sewardstone Marsh is so important, and such a fascinating place to visit.

Gravel extraction has left pools which are perfect for dragon flies and aquatic animals, and the natural seasonal flooding of parts of the area attract wintering birds like the Snipe.  Plus with many meandering paths and delightful picnic spots, Sewardstone Marsh, is a great place to bring the family and get closer to a very special natural space.

Rammey Marsh

Just to the east of Enfield you’ll discover another important wildlife haven that’s home to an astonishing variety of wildlife.

Pipistrelle bats, Water Voles, bee and Pyramidal Orchids and no less than 225 other different plant species are amongst the attractions at Rammey Marsh. And at nearby Enfield Lock on the Lee Navigation anglers will discover just about the best fishing on the river.


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Contact us


Gunpowder Park & Sewardstone Marsh

Sewardstone Road
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 3GP

Rammey Marsh

Enfield EN3 6JH

03000 030 610*

*Calls will be charged at local rate


Car parking tariffs


Car parking tariffs apply in Gunpowder Park's car park


Events in Gunpowder Park

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