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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Evening Walk - Wanstead Park

Length: 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs      

Meet: Wanstead Station, at 19.00 hours.
Wanstead is a station on the Hainault loop of the Central Line in Zone 4. Travel time from Oxford Circus is 27 minutes, and from Liverpool Street 17 minutes.

Leafy stroll in the Borough of Redbridge through the Grade II* listed historic landscaped parkland of Wanstead Park, once home to the Palladian mansion of Wanstead House, compared at the time to Blenheim Palace. Today only two smaller structures, The Grotto and The Temple, remain (and the House itself stood on what is now a golf course), but nevertheless the present smaller park retains some of the layout of Wanstead House’s grounds, especially its many ponds, and provides a perfect venue for relaxing and escaping the urban sprawl, with its plentiful water features and varied woods.

Eat/Drink: Plenty of options near the station, see webpage for details.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here.T=short.11

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

n=14 on a w=balmy-summer-evening enjoying this shortish stroll around a pond or two in a rather lovely park. all but 1 went for a drink at The George afterwards, some had a meal.