Otter Discovery Trail

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A circular route around the glorious Seventy Acres Lake.  Discover the habitat and behaviour of one of England's best loved mammals.

Distance 1.75 miles. Terrain: Surfaced paths with one bridge with a steep incline.

  • Proceed into the Park through the walk-around gates opposite the main car parking area.
  • Follow the pathway, crossing the bridge over the Flood Relief Channel.
  • At the end of the bridge turn left, through the walk-around and head south along the pathway, keeping Seventy Acres Lake on the right and the Old River Lee on the left.
  • Proceed through the walk-around gate, into Hooks Marsh car park.
  • Bear to the right and exit from the western end through the bollards towards the high green bridge.
  • Proceed over this bridge and continue, passing between Seventy Acres Lake on the right and Hooks Marsh Lake on the left.
  • Bear to the right and continue north on the surfaced pathway between the lake on the right and the River Lee Navigation on the left.
  • Proceed past the entrance to Cheshunt Lock and continue to the northern tip of the lake.
  • Bear to the right around the edge of the lake, turning right at the pathway junction, alongside the Old River Lee, passing an information panel on the left.
  • Pass the Bittern Information Point on the right, turning left back over the bridge, retracing the route back to the car park.

Points of interest: Otter information panels and Bittern Information Point. Lee Valley Park Farms are a short detour from the route.

Terrain: Surfaced paths with one bridge with a steep incline.

Toilets: Fishers Green and Lee Valley Park Farms - 5 minutes from route.

Refreshments: Lee Valley Park Farms - 5 minutes from route.

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  • Length of route (miles) - 2


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Otter Discovery Trail

Type:Walking Route

Otter Discovery Trail, Lee Valley Regional Park, Fishers Green car park, Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
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