GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wanstead Park

3 miles (5 km)

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.


E11 2LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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. The lakeside trails at Fairlop Waters Country Park are also located near here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.


The Temple Wanstead Park - - 43834

The Temple atWanstead Park. ANeoclassical temple- garden house, built by the owner ofWanstead Housein the 1760s. Located in theWanstead Flats-Epping Forestarea, in Wanstead - London Borough of Redbridge.

Perch Pond, Wanstead Park

Perch Pond, Wanstead Park

The Grotto, Wanstead park - - 46332

The Grotto. Built in the 1760s during the refurbishment of the gardens the Grotto was a boathouse with a facade of a grotto with a room above the boat dock decorated with coloured glass and flourespar set in the walls and ceilings. There were candles set in alcoves with mirrors set behind to reflect the light and the floor was set with geometric patterns of coloured pebbles. there were two fires in the early 1900's which turned the building into an attractive ruin.

Bluebells-Wanstead Park - - 787467

Bluebells in the park in the spring of 2008.


GPS Files

GPX File

Wanstead Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Wanstead Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)