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Monks and Meadows

Monks and Meadows


Lee Valley Regional Park,
Waltham Abbey Gardens car park,
Abbey View,
Waltham Abbey, Essex,


From Waltham Abbey Gardens, the route heads north through Cornmill Meadows, returning along Waltons Walk.

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

Points of Interest: Waltham Abbey Church and Gardens, Dragonfly Sanctuary (dragonflies best seen between May - October), Royal Gunpowder Mills and Hall Marsh Scrape.

Terrain: Surfaced pathways and grassed pathways through Cornmill Meadows, several bridges, narrow kissing gates and a stile.

Toilets: Waltham Abbey town, opposite Abbey Church - 1 minute from route.

Refreshments: Waltham Abbey town centre.

Miles: 5

Open all the time



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Map reference: TL 384016  Lat: 51.69608 Long: 0.00113