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Places to visit in the Waltham Abbey area.

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Copped Hall

Epping Upland, Epping, Essex, CM16 5HS (3 miles, 4 km)

tel: 0207 267 1679

Copped Hall was the burnt-out shell of a fine Georgian mansion but now being restored. Superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation.

 
Epping Forest Visitor Centre

Green Flag Award

Epping Forest, Paul's Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 0208 5296681

Epping Forest is of national and international conservation importance with two thirds of it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.

 
Epping Forest District Museum

VistEngland VAQAS

39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01992 564984

Epping Forest District Museum features seven galleries revealing the fascinating story of the museum's collections.

 
Essex Outdoors - Harlow

Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS (8 miles, 12 km)

tel: 0845 200 4220 

Activities include archery, canoeing, high ropes, kayaking, mountain boarding, orienteering and problem solving. Now also features the largest climbing wall in the South East!

 
Harlow Sculpture Trail App

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01279 446404

A permanent collection of 20th century British watercolours and drawings as well as a changing exhibition programme featuring the work of both local artists and artists of the world-renown.

 
Gunpowder Park

Green Flag Award

Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 08456 770 600

Open since 2004, Gunpowder Park has been reclaimed and regenerated from its former use as a Royal Ordnance munitions testing facility.

 
Lee Valley Park Farms

VistEngland VAQAS

Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF (2 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01992 892781

Let the kids go wild, Lee Valley Park Farms where there’s so much to see and do one visit is never enough!

 
Lee Valley Regional Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9HG (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 03000 030 610

The award-winning Lee Valley Regional Park stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.

 
Lee Valley White Water Centre

Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB (1 miles, 1 km)

tel: 03000 030 616 

Enjoy an unforgettable day of adrenalin pumping white water rafting as you take on the wild rapids international athletes will face in the London 2012 Games! Open in spring 2011, this impressive venue is the best of its type in the world.

 
Mayhem Paintball

Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex, RM4 1AA (6 miles, 10 km)

tel: 01708 688517

Mayhem Paintball, established in 1987, has 14 different playing areas ranging from the Urban with cars and hay barns, to Aeroplane Wood with a huge crashed passenger aircraft, to Tank Convoy with a T-34 Battle Tank, and 2 Saracen APCs.

 
Myddleton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG (3 miles, 5 km)

tel: 08456 770600

Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.

 
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

VistEngland VAQAS

Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 020 7332 1911

Steeped in history and jewelled with green space, the Epping Forest area is a delight waiting to be explored.

 
Redwings Ada Cole Visitor Centre

VistEngland VAQASNorfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Epping Road, Roydon, Nazeing, Essex, EN9 2DH (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 0870 040 0033

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café.

 
River Lee Country Park

Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, EN2 9HG (2 miles, 4 km)

tel: 03000 030 610

Open countryside, forming part of Lee Valley Regional Park, dotted with lakes & wildflower meadows attracting a wide range of wildlife including kingfisher, great crested grebe, little ringed plover & dragonfly. An ideal place for a picnic.

 
Royal Gunpowder Mills

VistEngland VAQAS

Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY (1 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01992 707370

Discover a top secret world of excitement, experiments and explosions at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. A fascinating, hands-on guide to gunpowder, big bangs, weapons and warfare, too.

 
Rye House Kart Raceway

Rye Road Rye House, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0EH (6 miles, 9 km)

tel: 01992 460895

Due to the recent achievements of Lewis and Jensen, Rye-House Kart Raceway is now a famous venue that has become the UK's foremost Karting centre and offers the perfect introduction into the world of Motor Sport.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DG (0 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01992 767897

Fine Norman Abbey founded in 1060 by King Harold, who is reputedly buried here. Visitor centre in crypt. Lee Valley Regional Park nearby. Guide available for pre-booked groups.

 

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4SF (5 miles, 8 km)

tel: 01279 430005

Ancient woodland with a fine variety of birds, mammals and insects. Facilities include two nature trails with hides for observing wildlife and a study centre. School visits welcome by appt.