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  Lee Valley Regional Park


What's near the Lee Valley Park?

As Lee Valley is so vast there are many areas around it which include Ware, Stansted Abbotts, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, Enfield, Chingford, Edmonton, Waltham Abbey, Walthamstow, Tottenham, Hackney and Leyton.


Purchasing a property in the Lee Valley Park area

If you are purchasing a property in the Lee Valley Park area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Lee Valley Park area

We are Independent Surveyors working in the Lee Valley Park area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 298 5424.



The A – Z of Lee Valley Park


A: Amwell Nature Reserve in Lee Valley

Amwell Nature Reserve is one of the four sites that form the Lee Valley Special Protection Area and has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

If your into nature and the great outdoors then this is the place for you with plenty of lakes and woodland where you may well just share your time here with dragonflies, otters and breeding birds including the rare bittern to name but a few.


B: Boat Centre

The Lee Valley Boat Centre is on the River Lee near Hoddesdon and is the place to go if you love life on the water. From here you can take a cruise on board a day boat or hire a rowing boat, electric boat, canoe or pedalo.


C: Canoeing and kayaking in Lee Valley

The Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire was one of the venues used for the 2012 Olympics and can now be used by you!

The centre caters for everyone with a flat water lake which is perfect for beginners to harder waterways for those who have done it all before!


D: Dobbs Weir in Lee Valley

Dobbs Weir in Hoddeson has everything you need for the perfect relaxing day out. Wildlife, lovely walks, fishing, picnic areas, a café and a pub are all within reach on your visit here.


E: Education in Lee Valley

Lee Valley plays a key role in education and is used as a learning tool by teachers, youth group leaders and lecturers.

There are programmes to complement Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography, History, PE and Science as well as team building programmes.

The programmes allow the students to get out there and experience first-hand the subject they are studying. ‘I spy a dragonfly' is just one of the science programmes on offer.


F: Farms in Lee Valley

For a fantastic day out why not take the children to Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey where they will see traditional farms animals such as sheep and cows as well as giant rabbits and meerkats.

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G: Golf in Lee Valley

Why not plan a game of golf into your day in Lee Valley with a visit to either Lee Valley Golf Course in Edmonton or Waterworks Nature Reserve and Golf Centre in Leyton.


H: Horse Riding in Lee Valley

A great way to enjoy the beauty of the Lee Valley is on horseback and the Lee Valley Riding Centre in east London caters for everyone from beginners through to the more advanced rider.

The centre has excellent facilities including indoor and outdoor arena's, courses for both cross country and show jumping and also offers a livery service.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the Lee Valley Park area of London then we would strongly recommend that you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. Please contact us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.


J: Just a great place to be

With so much to do and see in the Lee Valley Area we feel it really is a great place to be!


K: Kids birthday parties

Lee Valley is a fun place to hold you children's birthday parties with Ice Skating at the Lee Valley Ice Centre, Horse-riding at the Lee Valley Riding Centre or with the animals at Lee Valley Park Farms.


L: Location, Location, Location

Covering parts of London, Essex and Hertfordshire Lee Valley is in a great location.


M: Myddelton House Gardens in the Lee Valley

Myddelton House was built by a Henry Carrington Bowles to replace his original residence Bowling Green House. Myddleton House was completed in 1818. It was named after a Sir Hugh Myddlelton who created the New River.

After Henry Carrington Bowles died the house was passed onto his son and then later his nephew. It was his son Edward Augustus Bowles who was a self-taught horticulturist that developed the garden and earned the name ‘The Crocus King'.

The amazing Myddelton House Gardens were restored over a two year project and reopened in 2011.

Entry to the gardens is free but you can also take private guided walks, join in events such as basket weaving and digital photography or meet for a gardeners coffee morning all at an extra cost.


N: Nature Reserves in the Lee Valley

If nature is what you love you'll be spoilt for choice in the Lee Valley with Amwell Nature Reserve south of Ware and Rye Meads Nature Reserve being just two of the great choices.


O: Orienteering

Orienteering in the River Lee Country Park is a great way to spend the day.

Orienteering is a great way to enjoy the countryside and is basically finding your way around a set course with the help of a map!

The course can be joined at named points in Essex and Hertfordshire.


P: Places to stay in Lee Valley

With so much to see and do in the Lee Valley why not stay a while!

There is a great choice of places to stay including the Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park in Edmonton, Lee Valley Campsite in Sewardstone, Lee Valley Caravan Park in Dobbs Weir and the YHA (Youth Hostel Association) in Cheshunt.


Q: Quiet Spots

Due to its many green spaces you can always find a quite spot in the Lee Valley to relax and enjoy!


R: Running in Lee Valley

Whilst in the Lee Valley you will see plenty of runners making use of the variety of scenic routes away from the busy roads.

The Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton is a great place to go for track running.


S: Sports Venues in Lee Valley

Lee Valley has some great sports venues such as the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Lee Valley Hockey Centre, Lee Valley Velopark, Lee Valley Tennis Centre, Lee Valley Riding Centre, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Lee Valley Ice Centre, Waterworks Golf Centre and the Herts Young Mariners Base.


T: Three Mills Island in Lee Valley

Three Mills Island in Bromley by Bow is home to probably the world's biggest existing tidal mill, built in 1776 and is an interesting place to visit.


U: Unique Lee Valley

Due to its size and choice of things to do we feel Lee Valley really is unique!


V: Volunteering in Lee Valley

Volunteers are always welcome with the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority from working with the horses at the Lee Valley Riding Centre to helping with the gardening at Myddelton House.


W: White Water Rafting

If you are looking for an adrenalin rush why not try out white water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire.


X: Xmas in Lee Valley

Lee Valley is a great place to celebrate Christmas with events such as the Christmas Ice Skating Gala at the Ice Centre, the Turkey Cruise down the River Lee and the ‘Pedal off the Grub' guided ride around the River Lee Country Park.


Y: Year round

All year round you can always find something to do in Lee Valley.


Z: Zero Entrance Fee

The Lee Valley open spaces are free for you to enjoy.




Lee Valley Regional Park

Lee Valley Regional Park really is a park with a difference. The park stretches for an amazing 26 miles serving London, Essex and Hertfordshire and offers so many things for the visitor including nature reserves, lakes, boating, heritage sites, urban green spaces, country parks, countryside walks, farms, horse-riding, golf, ice-skating, canoeing and athletics.


Lee Valley Parks History

It was suggested in 1944 by Sir Patrick Abercrombie that ‘the Valley gives the opportunity for a great piece of regenerative planning…every piece of land welded into a great regional reservation'.

It wasn't until 1961 when the then Major of Hackney Alderman Lou Sherman decided with the support of other local authorities to try this.

After an appraisal from the Civic Trust in 1963 the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority was given the responsibility to deliver this amazing vision that we can all enjoy today.


Lee Valley Park and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Lee Valley played its part in the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Lee Valley White Water Centre played host to the canoe slalom events.

The Lee Valley Velopark which is home to the 6,000 seat Velodrome saw some amazing results for Team GB from Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton in the track cycling events.

Eton Manor was the host of the Paralympics wheelchair tennis event.


We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on other London Parks for you to enjoy;

Cannizaro Park

Green Park

Holland Park

Telegraph Hill Parks

Victoria Park




Attractions close to Lee Valley Park

Epping Forest, Loughton

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, London E4

William Morris Gallery, London E17

The White Building, London E9

London International Gallery of Children's Art, London N19



National trust sites close to Lee Valley Park

Sutton House, Hackney

2 Willow Road, Hampstead

Fenton House and Garden, Hampstead

Eastbury Manor House, Barking

George Inn, Southwark


English Heritage sites close to Lee Valley Park

London Wall, Tower Hill

Waltham Abbey Gatehouse and Bridge, Essex

Hill Hall, Essex

Kenwood House, Hampstead

Winchester Palace, Southwark


Museums close to Lee Valley

Royal Air Force Museum London, Colindale

London Canal Museum, Kings Cross

Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

Museum of London, Barbican



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on London Markets for you to enjoy;

Petticoat Lane Market

Portobello Market

Brick Lane Market

Camden Market

Wembley Market



Residential Building Surveyors in the Lee Valley Park area

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As Building Surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the Lee Valley Park area

We also provide commercial building surveys in the Lee Valley Park area, as well as a schedule of condition survey or a dilapidations report. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in the Lee Valley Park area on 0800 298 5424 .



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Lee Valley Park area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date











Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports/engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact our Freephone number 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .

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