The Grotto

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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Heronry Pond

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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The Temple from closer by

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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Bench with Long Vista towards Ornamental Pond

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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Tree-lined Path

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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River Roding

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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Part of Ornamental Pond fallen dry

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

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Wanstead Park walk

Parkland of a former country estate

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Thu, 24-Aug-17 14

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.
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14 on a 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.
Wed, 20-Apr-16

Midweek evening walk

Wanstead Park
Time: 19:00 prompt
Distance: 6km
Meet: Area west of the Wanstead underground station
This is a self-led walk. Directions plus map here.
Destination pub: The George, 155-159 High Street, Wanstead.
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Intend going.