Love wildlife, adventure, thrills? Head to Lee Valley

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  • Jan

Whether you’re a wildlife lover, avid adventurer, or thrill seeker a great day out with the family is just a short train ride away from Islington.

We don’t often promote places outside the borough, but many people are probably unaware of the fantastic facilities in the Lee Valley Regional Park. Islington, along with all London boroughs, supports the 10,000-acre park financially through an annual levy.

You can walk, run or cycle along miles of traffic-free trails in the River Lee Country Park. This 1,000-acre park also has a variety of activities like boating and kayaking to wildlife watching or animal encounters at Lee Valley Park Farms.

At Lea Bridge Road, Leyton there is ice skating, horse riding and a unique wildlife haven. Or get active at Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, or the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

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How to get there by public transport:

• For River Lee Country Park and Lee Valley White Water Centre take the Victoria Line to Tottenham Hale, followed by National Rail to Cheshunt (8-14 minutes) or Waltham Cross (7-12 minutes).

• For Lea Bridge Road take the Victoria Line to Tottenham Hale, followed by National Rail to Lea Bridge Station (4 minutes, followed by a 2 minute walk).

• For Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre take the London Overground to Stratford (16-18 minutes, followed by a 15-20 minute stroll through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park).

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