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

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.

Updated: Mon, 19-Apr-21

Date # Post
Tue, 20-Apr-21

Bluebells in the Evening (II) - Wanstead Park

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Track-and-Trace: please provide email address or mobile phone number at the start
Rule of Six: from start to finish please, and up to May 16
Length: 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs
Meet: Wanstead Station, at 18.30 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.

The park closes ‘at dusk’.

Eat/Drink: Plenty of options near the station, some of whom may even be open. See webpage for details.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.11
I live near Wanstead Park and took a photo of the bluebell wood on 15.4.20. I'll check the wood out again nearer the date of the walk and update on their progress.

I saw my first bluebell patch of the year between Sutton Vallance and Harrietsham on Saturday (3 April). They were in full flower.
Bluebell photo now on walks photo album, at the end. Short walk 11. Thanks Andrew.
Bluebell check am Sunday 11 April. A few starting to show so walk date looking good. Ground rock hard, some rain and higher temperatures needed.
Thu, 22-Aug-19 12

Evening Walk - Wanstead Park

Length: 6.0 km (3.7 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hrs
Meet: Wanstead Station, at 18.45 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
9 at the start, plus 1 met at the entrance to the park (having cycled there from work) plus 2 with a later start, whom we saw (across the water) but never met during the walk, just afterwards, when we were debating where to go for post prandials. Uneventful(unless you count the couple of swans with 6 cygnets, all in a row) outing through the beautiful park, and at good pace. 8 went on to a pub way down Wanstead's High Street for a meal, way beyond the walk's text, based on a local couple's recommendation. As it turned out, The Cuckfield is where they had their first rendezvous many years ago! Bless...
The tube gremlins were in operation on the way back to town, delaying us for about 20 minutes at Leytonstone (an earlier broken down train, apparently). 12 very pleasant

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.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here.T=short.11
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.