185ac/75ha SSSI (part)
Grid ref: TQ 395 885 (click for o/s map)
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Most of Leyton Flats is open grassland, kept open by grazing by commoners' cattle. It has two large ponds: Hollow Pond, used for boating, and Eagle Pond, one of the oldest in the Forest, which is deep in places and has a large concentration of mute swans.
The northern section has mature oak woodland and an interesting marshy area of shallow pools and willow scrub.
East of the Whipps Cross roundabout (A104/A114), running alongside Woodford New Road up to the A406 North Circular Road to the north. SatNav: E11 1PQ.
Snaresbrook tube station is a short walk from Eagle Pond. Buses from Romford to Walthamstow via Ilford run past Hollow Pond.
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