Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve, Coppermill Fields and Leyton Marsh are all part of this Green Flag award-winning site in the Lea Bridge area. The reserve is one of the few remaining pieces of London’s once widespread river valley grasslands.

OS grid reference TQ 350 875

Species:[edit | edit source]

Birds: Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Linnet, Reed Bunting all resident as well as both summer and winter migrants: Yellow Wagtail, Snipe, Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, Reed & Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Stonechat

Other Wildlife: Two of Britain’s rarest plants – creeping marshwort and brookweed - thrive here. And after almost half a century’s absence, Hop Sedge has returned to the marsh.

Grass Snakes, Water Voles 

Habitat:[edit | edit source]

Grassland grazed by cattle.Reed Beds, Ponds, Ditches, Scrubland, patches of Woodland


Opening times:[edit | edit source]

Walthamstow Marshes is open 24 hours a day, every day

How to get here:[edit | edit source]

Walthamstow Marshes Lea Bridge Road
London E10 7QL

OS grid reference TQ 350 875

By train: the nearest station is Claption on the Liverpool Street line (10 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

Access information[edit | edit source]

There’s a large car park at Lee Valley Ice Centre on Lea Bridge Road and an alternative smaller car park is available at Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow. The grass paths can become muddy in wet weather but there are surfaced shared-use paths down both sides of the site.

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