Orchid discovery trail

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A linear route exploring the stunning North Metropolitan and Bowyers Orchid Meadows.

Starting Point Pindar Car Park

Distance 2 miles

  • From the eastern end of the car park, turn left onto the River Lee Navigation towpath.
  • Continue north passing under a bridge at Cadmore Lane.
  • Turn left after the bridge and then right, along the pathway parallel to the towpath.
  • Turn left through the kissing gate and onto the boardwalk into the North Metropolitan Orchid Meadow.
  • Continue along the boardwalk, exiting the meadow through another kissing gate.
  • Turn right along the pathway and retrace your steps back to Pindar car park.
  • Proceed through the car park and exit from the south entrance in the middle of the car park, by the Orchid Information Panel and proceed along the pathway.
  • Turn left proceeding south, alongside the Small River Lee on your right, into Turnershill Marsh.
  • Turn right over the wooden bridge, continuing in a southerly direction, bearing to the left.
  • At the north end of Bowyers Water, turn right.
  • The entrance to the boardwalk overlooking Bowyers Orchid Meadow is on the left.
  • Retrace your steps back to Pindar car park.


Points of Interest: Orchid information panels, Common Twayblade, Early Marsh, Southern Marsh, Common Spotted and Pyramidal Orchids (best seen between late May and mid June).

Terrain: Surfaced pathways, one bridge and boardwalks in orchid areas. Towpath may become muddy.

Toilets: Pindar car park.

Refreshments: Lee Valley Youth Hostel, Cheshunt - 2 minutes from route.

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  • Length of route (miles) - 2

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Road Directions

Parking at Pindar Car Park

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station Cheshunt

Orchid Discovery Trail

Type:Walking Route

Pindar car park, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ

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