Issuu on Google+

Short breaks in the Lee Valley


The short break that’s long on variety The Lee Valley is simply unique. Stretching from Hertfordshire, through Essex and east London to the Thames, there’s no place quite like it for brilliant days out and sheer variety of things to do. If you’ve never visited before, you’ll discover some amazing places, activities and experiences. And if you’re already a fan, you’ll find many new attractions and events to enjoy this year.

White water rafting thrills, tranquil open countryside, beautiful gardens and heritage sites, tons of family-friendly activities and London’s iconic attractions close by - it’s the unique variety of the Lee Valley that makes a short break here so special. So come and camp, caravan, stay in a family lodge or riverside youth hostel.

Contents Camping, caravanning, family lodges and holiday homes Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir, Hertfordshire

2-3

Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone, north London

4-5

Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park, Edmonton, north London

6-7

Youth hostelling and chalets 8-9

YHA London Lee Valley, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Lee Valley Boat Centre Riverside Chalets, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire 10 - 11

Affordable holiday homes in the Lee Valley Suggestions for your stay

14-16

Key to symbols

17

Map

Back cover

You’ll be very welcome, and you’ll soon be back!

Experience

12 - 13

the great ou

tdoors

Big Ben in central

London


es

Agréments endéans de 5km du site

weiter entfer nt als 5km

ng

c telephone

Parking

ties for disabled

Téléphone public

Öffentliche Telefonzelle vorhanden

Facilitiés pour invalides

Für Körperbehinderte geeignet

Bar

Bar

Parkplatz

Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir

ren’s playground

Café

course

Terrain de récréation

Spielplatz (Kinder)

ng

Terrain de golf

Golf platz

or pool

Péche

Fischen

oor pool

Piscine couverte

Hallenbad

s

Piscine Ouvert

Freibad

ma

s kept on lead

Café

At Lee Valley Caravan Park you’d never guess Courte de tennis Tennisplatz you were just a 30 minute train ride from central Cinéma Kino ChiensLondon… admis en laisse Auslaufbereich fur Hunde Sited on a tranquil bend in the River Lee, the spacious campsite is surrounded by picturesque countryside with lots of opportunities to wind down and relax. Miles of cycling and walking routes, excellent fishing, wildlife watching, a 1,000 acre country park and a riverside pub are right here on your doorstep. If history’s your thing the fascinating Hatfield House and Knebworth House are also nearby, as are the market towns of Hoddesdon, Ware, Waltham Abbey and Hertford. Broxbourne train station, which takes you to London Liverpool Street, is a 10 minute drive, short bus ride or a pleasant half hour walk through River Lee Country Park.

Luxury holid

ere! fun starts h

or e Meads ing at Ry tt o sp e lif • Go wild ature Reserves r bike on foot o Amwell N untryside co e e th m ti • Explore ty fishing me quali iver Lee • Catch so icnic in R p a h it w t • Chill ou Park lley Country at Lee Va e animals • Meet th s e Park Farm ambridg y historic C Speedwa se u o • Explore H e y R t a g in • Go kart

The

ay homes Clayton Hill in River

Lee Country Park

The site is laid out to give plenty of space around your tent or caravan, and there’s a range of luxury static caravan holiday homes available to purchase. With modern shower facilities, caravan storage, a shop and attractive landscaping, Lee Valley Caravan Park makes a perfect base for your short break or holiday home. Secure caravan storage available all year round.

Lee Valley Caravan Park

Dobbs Weir, Charlton Meadows, Essex Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 0AS Tel: 08456 770 609 Email: dobbsweircampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Open: All year, except February

Directions

By car: From the A10 take the Hoddesdon turn off, then at the second roundabout turn left signposted Dobbs Weir. Lee Valley Caravan Park is on the right within 1 mile. By bus: The 320 runs between Hoddesdon and Broxbourne and stops on Dobbs Weir Road. By train: The nearest rail station is Broxbourne (1 mile).

2

3


Site shop Facilities within 3 miles

Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone

Parking Public telephone

Facilities for disable Bar Café

Children’s playgrou Golf course Fishing

The countryside campsite that’s handy for central London too… Why not take a short break in the best of both worlds? Lee Valley Campsite is just that; a brilliant base for exploring the countryside and handy for central London too. The 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park is on the doorstep, with its traffic-free cycling and walking trails, boating, rare wildlife and even white water rafting, and Epping Forest with its mountain bike tracks is also close by.

Indoor pool Outdoor pool Tennis Cinema Dogs kept on lead

If you’re looking to discover the sights and sounds of the big city, from here you can be right at the heart of London in less than 40 minutes via bus and Underground. And to make things easy, London travel cards are for sale in the campsite shop. The site’s a perfect spot for tents and caravans, or you can choose to stay in a cosy ‘cocoon’ or family woodland cabin.

Lee Valley Campsite

rts here! The fun stanimals at Lee Valley

Sewardstone Road, Chingford, London E4 7RA Tel: 020 8529 5689 Fax: 020 8559 4070 Email: sewardstonecampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Open: All year, except February

ea • Meet th s e h boat hir Park Farm er Lee wit iv R e th e e Centr • Cruis lley Boat e Valley at Lee Va pids at Le ra e th ft ra to re e • Da ater Centr rk White W ountry Pa C e e L r e iv R re lo p x • E r bike on foot o bike trails mountain e th it H  • Forest g of Epping d shoppin sights an e th • Catch l London of centra

Directions

By car: Situated on the A112 between Chingford and Waltham Abbey to the South of the M25. Leave M25 at junction 26 and follow signs. By bus: 215 from Walthamstow Central Underground Station on the Victoria Line, 379 & 505 from Chingford Rail Station. By train: The nearest rail station is Chingford. By tube: The nearest Underground station is Walthamstow Central on the Victoria Line.

Great for all the family A wood

4

land ca

bin

5


Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park A peaceful site that puts you in easy reach of both central London and the many attractions of Lee Valley Regional Park… Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye - from Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park you can be taking in all the iconic sights of London in less than an hour. On the other hand, you can be deep into the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park or Epping Forest in a matter of minutes. There are also horse riding and ice centres nearby. The overall complex includes an 18-hole golf course, Odeon cinema and an athletics centre – in other words, you won’t be stuck for things to do! You’ll also find the site has excellent facilities, a shop where you can buy travel cards and a fun adventure playground.

Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park

Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR Tel: 020 8803 6900 Fax: 020 8884 4975 Email: edmontoncampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Open: All year

Directions

By car: Leave the M25 at junction 25, follow signs for central London. At the first set of traffic lights turn left signposted to Freezywater (A1055). Continue straight along this road for approximately 6 miles (10kms). Follow signs for Lee Valley Leisure Complex. After roundabout with flags, turn left at second set of lights on to complex. The campsite can be found to the rear. By bus: The W8 connects to Edmonton Green Rail Station. By train: The nearest rail stations are Ponders End and Edmonton Green on the Liverpool Street Line. By tube: The nearest Underground station is Tottenham Hale on the Victoria Line.

rts here! The fun stasightsee in the heart

nd • Shop a on site d n o L f t the on o round a e a r fo ff • Tee o parkland cours me fishing ti 18 hole e quality e m th so to h wpath • Catc ng the to lympic Park lo a le c y O • C lizabeth e Queen E ambridg C c ri to is h it is V  •

Tottenham M

Tee off at Le

6

e Valley Gol

arshes

f Course

7


YHA London Lee Valley YHA London Lee Valley in Cheshunt: perfect for families and groups of friends… The YHA (Youth Hostel Association) has a long history of providing affordable accommodation in special places, and YHA London Lee Valley is just such a location. Six Scandinavian-style lodges offer en suite rooms in twin, double and family formats. You’ll find Sky TV laid on, plus a licensed restaurant, comfy lounges, laundry, internet access and bike hire. And if you’re planning a family get-together, conference or private use of the facilities can be booked in advance. YHA London Lee Valley is in the River Lee Country Park, so as far as bird and wildlife watching, walking, cycling, fishing, and generally enjoying wide open spaces are concerned, you’re in the perfect spot. You’ll also find swimming and leisure facilities, boat hire, a multi-activity centre, farm attraction and orienteering course all nearby. And don’t forget that all the attractions of central London are just a 20 minute train ride away.

The fun s

tarts here

YHA London Lee Valley - Cheshunt

Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9AJ Tel: 0845 371 9057 Fax: 0845 371 9058 Email: leevalley@yha.org.uk Open: All year round

Directions

By car: 10 minutes from junction 25 of the M25. By train: Cheshunt Rail Station is a 2 minute walk and 20 minutes to/from London Liverpool Street. By bus: C1, 242, 310A, 310B or 311. By boat: 20 metres from the River Lee.

The Scan

8

!

• Enjoy a River Le round of Disc G e Countr olf in • Meet the anim y Park als at Le Park Fa rms e Valley • Cruise the Rive r Lee wit Lee Vall ey Boat h • Dare Centre boat hire at to White Wraft the rapids at Lee V • Catch ater Centre alley the sigh ts and s central hopping London • Have of a day o ut in his toric Ca mbridg e

dinavian

lodges w

ithin the

YHA ea se to th Get clo s rm a Park F

nimals

alley at Lee V

9


Lee Valley Boat Centre Riverside Chalets Looking for a peaceful spot to get away from it all? These chalets really are on a quiet backwater! Mill Stream is a tributary of the River Lee, and that’s where you’ll discover the haven of these Riverside Chalets. Perfect for walkers, wildlife watchers, golfers, cyclists, fishing fans and those who like to mess about in boats, the chalets provide great value basic accommodation. You can hire your own boat or canoe at the centre, or cruise aboard the ‘Lady of Lee Valley’ passenger boat and tour the placid River Lee. You’re also ideally located for a trip into London, or if you’re looking to chill out, there are some great riverside pubs too! All chalets are equipped with a microwave and hob, eating and cooking utensils, fridge, colour TV, shower and toilet, plus heating should you need it. Bedding is provided too.

Lee Valley Boat Centre Riverside Chalets

Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6LX Tel: 01992 462 085 Fax: 01992 440 235 Email: leevalleyboats@btconnect.com Open: All year, except November

Directions

By car: 15 minutes from J25 of the M25. By train: 5 minutes walk from Broxbourne Rail Station.

The fun s

tarts here!

e lodge Riversid

10

xbourn s at Bro

e

• Cruise th on your e River Lee wit h boat h d ire • Explore oorstep R foot or iver Lee Countr bike y Park o • Meet n the Park Farm animals at Le e Valley s • Dare to ra White W ft the rapids at Lee V ater Cen alley • Shop and sigh tre tsee in th of Lond on e heart

11


Luxury

holiday homes Escape to a countryside retreat, whenever you wish for as long as you like with a contemporary static holiday home! Holiday homes are available at the tranquil Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir (pages 2 - 3) and the picturesque Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone (pages 4 - 5). Both sites boast spacious pitches, excellent facilities, extra careful landscaping which is maintained by our dedicated on site team who are present 24/7 throughout the season. Carfully selected suppliers enure that there are options to suit a range of budgets so affordability comes as standard. Whichever design you choose it will feature a fitted kitchen and bathroom, a spacious lounge and dining area, cosy bedrooms and plenty of storage.

If you’d like to find out more, just give us a call... Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir Tel: 08456 770 609 Email: dobbsweircampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone Tel: 020 8529 5689 Email: sewardstonecampsite@leevalleypark.org.uk

Affordable

holiday ho

mes

• Choose fr and nort om locations in h Londo Hertford n • Conte shire mp homes to orary, stylish sta tic holid choose fr ay • Metere om d gas an d electric • Excelle ity nt transp ort links • Fantast ic visitor attractio doorstep ns on yo ur rd us, affo Spacio ts a retre

12

able co

untrysid

e

13


Everyone’s idea of For nature lovers With the River Lee, numerous lakes, flood meadows and diverse habitats, Lee Valley is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. You can discover everything from otters to bitterns, grass snakes to damselflies at many different sites.

Mischievous m eerkats await at Lee Valley Park Farms

At the northern end of the valley, Amwell Nature Reserve is a nationally important bird habitat. Rye Meads’ wetlands near Hoddesdon attracts vast numbers of various bird species, and you can also take advantage of excellent hide and educational facilities here.

For families A short break in the Lee Valley has everything you need to keep the whole family happy! Younger kids in particular will love Lee Valley Park Farms, where you can make friends with rare breed sheep, cows and pigs, cuddle giant fluffy rabbits and say hello to a charming family of meerkats. For older children, activities such as canoeing at Lee Valley Boat Centre, disc golf, ice skating, horse riding and more are all well catered for in and around the Lee Valley. The natural play area near Cheshunt Rail Station is also a brilliant option, where kids can play imaginatively for hours in a specially created play environment.

fun If you simply want to wander and relax in wide open spaces, Be co quiet woodlands, and waterside Valle ol at Lee y Ice Cent environments, Lee Valley is for re you. Take a stroll in Myddelton House Gardens or Waltham Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows Dragonfly Sanctuary, where history, flora and fauna mingle in fascinating ways. Even in the inner city, the Lee Valley delivers natural wonders – Bow Creek, East India Dock Basin and the WaterWorks Nature Reserve near Leyton are true wildlife havens, all just a short bus ride from the middle of London.

Discover Myddelton Ho

use Gardens

i

hts at the heig s scale rs Base id k e Let th arine oung M Herts Y

And what about the parents? With plenty of sport opportunities, quiet walking and bike trails, heritage sites, restful spaces (and the odd riverside pub), there’s every opportunity to be as active or chilled as your fancy takes you!

14

15


Public telephone Facilities for disabled Bar

Whether you’re after some gentle exercise, adventure or a serious workout, the Lee Valley has all the options. Throughout the area you’ll find miles of footpaths and bike routes – you can stroll a couple of miles or cover all the ground from inner London to Ware. It’s up to you!

There’s so much going on in the Lee Valley throughout the year, it’s well worth keeping up with all the latest activities news. Take a look at visitleevalley.org.uk regularly and you won’t miss a thing!

Daredevils should head for Lee Valley White Water Centre at Waltham Cross. The only London 2012 venue to open to the public before the Games, this is where you can tackle the rapids in a white water raft. Less frantic boating can be found at Lee Valley Boat Centre, where you can hire canoes, rowing boats and electric powered craft. Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt offers tuition in activities such as canoeing, sailing, climbing and even caving.

Explore

the sig

hts

al Lond of centr

on

Parking Public Öffentliche Telefonzelle telephone TéléphoneFacilities public for disabled vorhanden

Facilitiés Bar pour invalides Bar Café

Facilitiés pour Für Körperbehinderte geeignet Bar invalides

CaféChildren’s playground Terrain decourse récréation Golf

Café Café

Key to site symbols

Café

For outdoor activities For so many events and sport throughout the year

Parking Public telephone Téléphone public Facilities for disabled

Children’s playground Golf course Fishing Indoor pool Tennis

English

Cinema

Tents

Outdoor pool

Dogs kept on lead Motor

Terrain de golf Fishing Péche Indoor pool

Deutsch

Caravanes die tourisme

Reisewohnwagen

Static Caravans

Mobil-home

Mobilheim

Electrical hook-ups

Branchements éléctriques

Stromschluss

Water

Eau

Wasser

Gas

Camping Gaz

Camping Gaz

Toilets

Toilets

Toiletten

Showers

Douches

Dusche

Shaver points

Prise put rasoirs éléctriques

Stromanschluss fur Rasierapparate

Lieu d’evacuation pour WC chiminques

Ausgus für Chemikaitoiletten

Machine à laver

Waschmaschine

Matériel de repassage

Bilge Imöglichkéiten

Magasin au site

Lebensmittelgeschäft am Platz

Chemical toilet disposal Launderette Ironing facilities

Facilities for disabled Bar Café e

Fischen Péche Hallenbad Piscine couverte Freibad Piscine Ouvert

Indoor pool Piscine couverte Hallenbad Outdoor pool Piscine Ouvert Freibad Tennis

Francais

Spielplatz (Kinder) Terrain de récréation Golf platz Terrain de golf

Touring caravans

Public telephone

e River Le

Children’s playground Terrain deGolf récréation Spielplatz (Kinder) course Terrain deFishing golf Golf platz

Bar Bar Café Café

Courte de tennis Courte deCinema tennis Tennisplatz Courte de tennis Zelt Tennisplatz Tentres Cinema Cinéma Cinéma Dogs kept on lead Kino Kino Cinéma Dogs kept on lead Campingwagen Caravanes à moteur caravans Chiens admis en laisse Chiens admis en Auslaufbereich fur laisse Hunde Auslaufbereich fur Hunde Chiens admis en laisse

Parking

Cruise th

Café

Péche Fischen

Piscine couverte Outdoor pool Piscine Ouvert Tennis

Site shop

Or how about something really different? Try your hand at Disc Golf, a growing (and addictive!) sport that’s like golf, but with Frisbees!

Bar Bar

Parking Öffentliche Telefonzelle vorhanden Téléphone public Für Körperbehinderte geeignet Facilitiés pour invalides

Children’s playground Golf course Fishing Tennis Cinema Dogs kept on lead Facilities within 1 miles

Parking Téléphone public Facilitiés pour invalides Bar

Parkplatz Öffentliche Telefonzelle vorhanden

Café

Für Körperbehinderte geeignet

Terrain de récréation

Bar

Terrain de golf

Café

Péche

Spielplatz (Kinder)

Courte de tennis

Golf platz

Cinéma

Fischen

Chiens admis en laisse

Tennisplatz

Agréments endéans de 1.5km du site

Kino Auslaufbereich fur Hunde Freizeitmöglichkeiten nicht weiter entfer nt als 1.5km

16

17


There’s so much more to explore... The Lee Valley is packed with amazing days out, activities and experiences. Ice skating, horse riding, miles of quiet paths and bike routes, golf, fishing, wildlife watching, heritage sites and beautiful gardens – one visit is never enough! M1

A1

Area map M1 A1

Lee Valley Marina, Stanstead Abbotts Stanstead Innings London

Rye Meads Nature Reserve Rye House Gatehouse

4

Lee Valley Caravan Park, Dobbs Weir

5

Lee Valley Boat Centre & Chalets

6

7

8

9 10

17

18 19

Harlow

4

BROXBOURNE

5

Lee Valley White Water Centre Gunpowder Park & Sewardstone Marsh Rammey Marsh, Swan & Pike Pool Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone

16

Hoddesdon

Waltham Abbey Gardens River Lee Country Park (Cornmill Meadows)

12

15

2 3

Myddelton House Gardens

14

1

River Lee Country Park (Pindar) YHA London Lee Valley

11

13

WARE

River Lee Country Park (Fishers Green) Lee Valley Park Farms

Par k

3

Amwell Nature Reserve

7

Riv er Lee Co un try

1 2

9

8

6

WALTHAM CROSS

10

WARE

Lee Valley Athletics Centre Lee Valley Camping & Caravan Park Lee Valley Golf Course

Waltham Abbey

11 12

Enfield

Loughton

13

Tottenham Marshes Lee Valley Marina, Springfield Walthamstow Marshes & Leyton Marsh WaterWorks Nature Reserve & Golf Centre BROXBOURNE Lee Valley Riding Centre Lee Valley Ice Centre Middlesex Filter Beds Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Lee Valley VeloPark Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre Three Mills Island

14 WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL

TOTTENHAM HALE

Leyton 15 16

Ilford

17

Hackney

18

19

WALTHAM CROSS

Newham

Bow Creek Ecology Park East India Dock Basin

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority 08456 770 600 l visitleevalley.org.uk l

@LeeValleyPark All information correct as of December 2012


Short breaks in the Lee Valley