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The clocks have changed, Easter has been and gone and we finally have daylight into the evening – Spring is here!

 

This is a great time of year to get out and get exercising.  Walking sounds basic but it is one of the very best forms of exercise.  It is free, easy, uses your whole body, gentle on your joints, strengthens your muscles, burn calories and improves your cardiovascular health.   It’s also a great way to explore your local area.  What’s not to love!

 

I often spend my Sunday afternoons going for a relaxing walk.  Here’s one of my favourite routes.

 

Walthamstow Marshes Walk

Start: Coppermill Lane

Finish: Coppermill Lane#

Distance:  4 miles

Duration: ~ 1 hour 30 mins plus coffee break

 

Walk or take W12 bus to the end of Coppermill Lane. Enjoy the lovely murals by the bus stop.

From there continue past reservoirs and water works.

Turn left when you get to the car park and follow the path.Walthamstow Marshes

Continue along underpass (admiring street art).

Keep following this path.  You’ll see the horse riding school on your left – give them a wave!   Look out for local wildlife too and enjoy the variety of trees along this path.Walthamstow Marshes

Turn right and follow the path across the marsh towards the Ice centre.

Turn right again to follow the canal.  I like admiring the canal boats.Walthamstow Marshes

You’ll come to a small bridge on your left. Cross it to reach Springfield park.

Once in the park, walk up the hill to the cafe.  Here you can have a well earned sit down down and cup of coffee.

When you are ready to make a move, head down the hill towards the canal.  Cross back over the bridge and follow the path along to your left.

When you meet another path, turn right and walk towards the low railway bridge.  Go under the bridge and you’ll be back at the car park where we started.

 

Here’s a handy map of the route.

Walthamstow Marshes Walk

 

What’s your favourite local walk?