GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Walthamstow Reservoirs

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along this series of reservoirs in Walthamstow. A traffic free cycle path runs along the River Lea from Walthamstow Marshes to Banbury Reservoir. It follows National Cycle route 1 along the Lea Valley Walk passing Lockwood Reservoir, High Maynard Reservoir, Low Maynard Reservoir, East Warwick Reservoir and West Warwick Reservoir. The route starts at the Lea Valley Springfield Marina and follows the flat path to Tottenham Marshes for about 3 miles. It's a nice easy walk or ride with the option of continuing to Lea Valley Park and the William Girling Reservoir.
The area is great for wildlife with a heronry and various other water loving birds to look out for. These includepochard,tufted duck,coot,yellow wagtail,sedge warbler, great crested grebe andreed warbler.
The area is also very popular with anglers providing both coarse fishingandfly fishing.
You can extend your walk by picking up the Pymmes Brook Trail at William Girling Reservoir. The trail heads west towards Edmonton and Pymmes Park.
If you continue north along the river you will come to the splendid River Lee Country Park where you will find a series of footpaths and cycle trails taking you to lakes, watercourses and open spaces.

Walthamstow Reservoirs Postcode

E5 9EF
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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