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Thornwood Flood Meadow

2.7ac/1ha  LNR

Grid ref: TL 471 045 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014

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A wet meadow acquired by Epping Forest District Council in 1998. Scrapes (shallow lakes) have been created for wading birds. Flowers include ragged robin and knapweed


Access via a public footpath from North Weald High Road.

Chingford station (BR Liverpool St) is a short walk from Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. The central parts of the Forest are a longer walk from Loughton or Theydon Bois underground stations on the Central Line. Useful regular bus routes: Essex route 240/250 from Waltham Cross to Debden via Wake Arms; London route 167 from Ilford to Debden via Chigwell; London route 20 from Walthamstow to Debden via Woodford Green.

Accessible at all times.

June for wild flowers.

Photo © Tony Gunton