Valentines Park Ilford
Valentines Park is a large, 130 acre park in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill.
In 2012 the park was voted the 6th favourite park in the country. The park includes the 17th century Valentines Mansion with elegant period rooms, grand staircases and the accompanying historic gardens, featuring the Old English Garden, Long Water, The Dry Garden, the Rose Garden and Walled Gardens. The surrounding parkland has miles of footpaths taking you past the wide grass lawns and around the large lake.
The park is located right next to Gants Hill tub station and a short walk from Ilford train station.
PostcodeIG1 4SD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Valentines Park Ilford Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Valentines Park Ilford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the on site Valentines Park Cafe for some post walk refreshment. They serve a good range of meals, snacks and delicious treats. There's a lovely garden here too where you can sit outside and enjoy the view with your meal.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west you will find the Wanstead Flats. The large open space includes grassy paths, wildflowers and water features. Wanstead Park lies just to the north and is also well worth a visit.
The River Roding Walk starts/finishes in Ilford. It will take you along the pleasant waterway to Roding Valley station.
Just to the north there's Fairlop Waters Country Park where there's lakeside trails and an interesting boulder park to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.