Wild things to do in East London


Wild things to do in East London

East London: rivers, forests and wild edgelands

REDBRIDGE, DOG KENNEL HILL, HAINAULT FOREST
Climb Dog Kennel Hill for views over Hainault Forest and The Lake
Find Hainault Forest car park Fox Burrow Rd, Chigwell IG7 4QL (51.613140, 0.130716). With back to The Lake climb the hill and find the woodland path and views across the golf course.
51.610834, 0.133232
4 mins

BARKING AND DAGENHAM, RIVER RODING, BARKING CREEK, RIVER THAMES
Kayak or walk around Creekmouth, where the rivers Thames and Roding are linked by Barking creek.
Find the entrance to Barking Creek Park, River Rd, Barking IG11 0EG (51.517713, 0.098676). Walk through the park to Barking Creek Barrier and launch or walk around the path to stone staircase down into the River Thames.
51.514928, 0.099223 
2 mins

WALTHAM FOREST, CHINGFORD PLAIN, EPPING FOREST
The southern entrance to Epping Forest next to Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.
Find Barn Hoppitt Car Park in ranger's Road, Chingford, London E4 6BD (51.634062, 0.018550). Cross the road and walk less than 1/4 mile N to Chingford Plain.
51.636415, 0.017943
2mins

NEWHAM, RIVER LEE WETLANDS
Explore the wetlands and wildlife around the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Find car park at Hackney Marshes Centre, Hackney Marsh, Homerton Road, London E9 5PF (51.553074, -0.024883). Walk NE through the trees to the River Lea footpath and either look for somewhere to launch your kayak south or facing the water walk right/south along the river to the Eastway bridge crossing. Cross the river into Newham and then cross the road onto the other side of the River Lea down to the Wetlands Walk.
12mins
51.545152, -0.016376
15mins