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Walking Route

Marshes and Meadows

Marshes and Meadows


Information Service

08456 770 600


Lee Valley Regional Park,
Gunpowder Park car park,
Sewardstone Road,
Waltham Abbey, Essex,

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The route travels south through Gunpowder Park and Sewardstone Marsh, following Section 18 of the London Loop to Swan and Pike Pool. It continues north through Rammey Marsh to Highbridge Street before turning south back to Gunpowder Park.

For a full route narrative call Lee Valley Regional Park on 08456 770 600 or visit our website

Points of Interest: Gunpowder Park Field Station and Swan and Pike Pool. Bee Orchids (best seen late May to mid June) are a short detour from the route.

Terrain: Surfaced pathways including a section of towpath, several bridges one with shallow steps, steep slope from towpath to Highbridge Street plus several walk-around gates.

Toilets: Gunpowder Park Field Station and Waltham Abbey Town - 10 minutes form route.

Refreshments: Riverside Café and Waltham Town - 10 minutes from route.

Miles: 5

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Map reference: TQ 385993  Lat: 51.67539 Long: 0.00166