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Surfaced and grass pathways (some of which are narrow and uneven) and several bridges, one with a steep incline.A circular walk taking in a variety of wildlife habitats.  Discover a wealth of wildlife including dragonflies, waders and wildfowl. The route travels along the west side of Hooks Marsh Lake and Hall Marsh Scrape, returning along Walton’s Walk. 

  • Exit Hooks Marsh car park, from the western end through the bollards towards the green high bridge.
  • Proceed over this bridge and continue passing between Seventy Acres Lake on the right and Hooks Marsh Lake on the left.
  • Turn left, on the north-west edge of Hooks Marsh Lake, signposted 'Hall Marsh'.
  • Continue south on this unmade path along the western edge of Hooks Marsh Lake with Hall Marsh Ditch on the right.
  • At the southern end, cross over a small wooden bridge and turn right at the pathway junction.
  • Continue along the pathway, passing the Plover Viewing Screen overlooking Hall Marsh Scrape, along the southern end of Friday Lake.
  • Bear to the left, heading south, passing the Teal Hide on your left and Hall Marsh Scrape on the left.
  • Continue south, passing the entrance path on the left (Snipe Hide is a short diversion along this pathway).
  • Proceed on the main path, turning left, opposite the Flood Relief Channel.
  • Proceed north along the pathway back to Hooks Marsh car park.

Points of Interest: Hall Marsh Scrape and Hooks Marsh Ditch.



  • Length of route (miles) - 2


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Parking available at Hooks Marsh car park

Winged Wonders

Type:Walking Route

Lee Valley Regional Park, Hooks Marsh car park, Fishers Green Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2ED

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