Walthamstow Marshes, is a 36.7 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It was once an area of lammas land – common land used for growing crops and grazing cattle.
In 1909, the aero-designer Alliott Verdon Roe made the first all-British powered flight across the marsh in a Roe I Triplane (his earlier Roe I Biplane had been fitted with a French motorcycle engine). He went on to found the Avro Company, with his brother, in Manchester. A blue plaque records his achievement, on the railway arch in which he had his workshop.
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Nicholas Fripp | Jun 26, 2018
One of the best places to ride a bike without having to cope with the noise, smell and downright stupidity of some drivers, Walthamstow Marshes are special indeed. Part of the Lea Valley Regional Park, they include a number of attractions, including a horse riding centre, an ice rink and more than a few places to watch wildlife. I have seen red kites and other raptors, herons abound, and the nearby reservoirs attract swallows and swifts in huge numbers every summer. I personally miss the old pitch and putt golf course - it was great fun to play, but it got taken over as a campsite for the 2012 Olympics and has never been restored. Don't miss the chance to visit the Anchor and Hope on the far bank of the river - an old-fashioned pub that has great beer and a barbecue every weekend in the summer
Eran Kanel | Jul 2, 2018
Me and my dog Sapho love this place, it's absolutely huge! Dogs have so much space to run around, hiking/bike riding is recommended, would be great time out if your an outdoorsy person, there is also a lovely harming cafe near a park that's dog friendly, the staff are so welcoming
Mohammad J Alam | Jun 26, 2018
Loveloly for the whole family. Feels like you are in the countryside, made for long walks and beautiful scenery. Or just laying down to take in the air
Andrew John Hodge | May 6, 2018
A lovely place for a quiet and fairly short walk. There are good pubs a short walk from both ends (The Coppermill to the North, the Princess of Wales to the South)
Ulimmeh-Hannibal Ezekiel | Apr 17, 2018
A great place to go for a nice long relaxing walk. You'll certainly enjoy the fresh air of the marshes. Also a great place to go for an early morning run or a weekend run. London needs more untampered green spaces like this, where pollution has been minimised.
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