This fine park in Redbridge has a lovely walking trail taking you around the Heron pond, Perch Pond and along the delightful Ornamental canal. The 140 acre park also includes an 18th century temple which serves as a visitor centre with a wealth of information on the history of the area.
You can start your walk from the car park on Warren Road. From here you can pick up the 3.25 mile the Chestnut Trail around the ponds, bluebell woods and canal.
The River Roding passes the eastern edge of the park so you can pick up the waterside trail to extend your walk.
The Epping Forest Centenary Walk passes the park's western edge at Bush Wood.
You could pick up the trail and follow it south to Wanstead Flats. The flats are another nice place for walking with a large area of open grassland with ponds and interesting flora and fauna.
PostcodeE11 2LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wanstead Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wanstead Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wanstead Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wanstead Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the east is the noteworthy Valentines Park in Ilford. The lovely park includes a series of lakes, a 17th century mansion and beautiful gardens. In 2012 the park was voted the 6th favourite park in the country.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.