Rockets to Woodland

Rockets to Woodland

Distance 3 Miles
Terrain Surfaced pathways including a small section of grass path and walk-around gate.
Starting Point Gunpowder Park car park, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP
Quick guide Two star walking routeTwo star running routeOne star cycling routeToilets availble on route
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  • Continue along the path, passing the entrance way on your right and continue towards the Flood Relief Channel.
  • Follow the path to the left, passing an entrance and Black Ditch West Bridge on your right, and continue.
  • At the triangular section of grass, bear to the right and continue over a wooden fenced bridge.
  • Bear left at the next junction, passing the entrance leading to Westway Bridge on your right, and continue south past a bat hibernacula on your left alongside the Flood Relief Channel.
  • Continue along the path, past the West Pool and past the entrance leading to Cattlegate Bridge on the right and through the walk-around gate onto Sewardstone Marsh.
  • Continue along the path to the south end of the Park at the signpost turn left, towards Epping Forest. 
  • At the second junction, turn left onto the grass path heading north.
  • Bear to the left at the picnic area, returning towards the Cattlegate Bridge entrance, through the wooded area.
  • Turn right, onto the surfaced pathway, returning into Gunpowder Park.
  • At the information board, bear to the right and continue along the pathway, passing two junctions.
  • At the third junction, turn right and follow the path up and over the hill back towards the Field Station. (The Meridian viewpoint is a short detour from the route. Turn left at the top of the hill and follow the pathway). 


  • Gunpowder Park Field Station.
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