Gunpowder Park
  • Gunpowder Park
  • Gunpowder Park
  • Gunpowder Park
  • Gunpowder Park
  • Gunpowder Park

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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, by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, 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.

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Free of charge for use of open spaces.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Parking with charge - Parking charges apply. Pay online with

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Road Directions

      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 Sewardstone Road (A112) south of the roundabout junction with the A121.

      Car parking charges apply.  

      Public Transport Directions

      Waltham Cross station is 2 miles away.

      Gunpowder Park


      Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3GP

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