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Gunpowder Park

Gunpowder Park


Sewardstone Road,
Waltham Abbey,


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

After 100 years as a closed site, it has been transformed into a dynamic country park for the benefit of people, wildlife and the arts. The park is an ideal place for walkers and cyclists, with a comprehensive network of surfaced paths accessible in all weathers. There is also a permissive bridleway for summer use circling the Energy Fields.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

Free of charge for use of open spaces.

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Map reference: TQ 342990  Lat: 51.67374 Long: -0.06061

By Road:
Gunpowder Park is located at the top of Greater London just south of historic Waltham Abbey and the M25 (between junctions 25 and 26). The main entrance is on the Sewardstone Road (A112) south of the roundabout junction with the A121.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Waltham Cross station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted