- Ducks to Dobbs
- Dobbs Weir
- Dobbs Weir Road
- Sunday, 15 December 2019
- Starts at 11am
Ducks to Dobbs
This months walk takes you to a little known part of the Lee Valley Park. Netherhall Gravel Pit is now one of our key fisheries and also a haven for a wildlife. A great country walk at anytime of the year but this month you are likely to see some key wintering wildfowl.
Starting at Dobbs weir the route will take you through a part of the park that is some what undiscovered. crossing the River Lea you will follow the course of the river along the western bank of Glen Faba.
The Walk will then take you right around the top end of the pit where you will be able to see the new habitat works which has developed more reed bed on the northern edge. this is part of the work to increase habitat for Bittern and the walk leader will talk about the exciting biodiversity project. Following the lake back down the eastern side you will see some of the grazing pasture and then follow the River Lea back to the Richard White Sluices that go into Nazing Pits where you have another opportunity to see more wintering wildfowl before loping back around to the car park.
This is a fantastic walk taking in the River Lea as well as some of the unexplored park lands in the north of the park with great opportunity to view some intresting wildlife.
> The length of this walk is 5.2km (3.2 miles) and can take around 2 1/2 hours
> The meeting point for this walk is the Dobbs Weir car park
> The Grid reference. TL 38519 08123
> Some of this walk is on muddy or uneven footpaths and is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
> Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
> Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the walk
> Bring binoculars for bird and wildlife watching
> Please bring water and snacks to keep you energised