#HaleYeah – Why the Lee Valley has put a Spring in our step!
Here at Anthology, we are very excited to be part of Tottenham Hale’s bustling community, as the area continues to benefit from ongoing regeneration. Aside from fast becoming one of London’s most desirable destinations, it also boasts some of the capital’s most beautiful scenery, which you can witness in the above image, which was taken by local photographer, Simon Braggins. This is thanks to the many delights of the Lee Valley, located within close reach of Hale Village, where you can enjoy nature to your heart’s content.
The Lee Valley is known as London’s ‘Green Lung’ and spans 10,000 acres, encompassing award-winning parks, towpaths and sports facilities. The valley follows the course of the River Lea from Essex and Hertfordshire all the way to London, where it meets the River Thames at East Indian Dock Basin.
Spring is the perfect time to sample the Lee Valley and we’ve come up with some of the top nearby Lee Valley destinations which are on the doorstep of Tottenham Hale, and our coming soon Hale Works development!
There is no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city than to explore the peaceful settings of the Tottenham Marshes, which is home to wildlife such as Kingfishers, Field Voles and Bee Orchids, making it the perfect Spring setting. It’s an ideal location for peace and quiet, and if you are feeling adventurous, why not hop onto the River Lee towpath, where you can enjoy views for eight miles, all the way up to and including the idyllic River Lee Country Park.
Walthamstow Wetlands is Europe’s largest urban wetland. Like Tottenham Marshes, there is an abundance of wildlife to spot, and plenty of open spaces to relax and enjoy the best of the British countryside. For the more active among us, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you can take up fishing, embark on a run, or head off on a cycle ride.
If you like your history as much as we do, then the Victorian Engine House, located within the wetlands, is the perfect place to visit. Dating back to 1894, it now houses a visitor centre, café, gallery, and educational space. It also offers its own viewing platform, from which you can take in the stunning views across London.
The Lee Valley has plenty of options for you if you like to stay healthy whilst having fun in the process. One of the things best and most unique things about the Lee Valley is its wonderful cycle connectivity, and one of its most famous routes, The Golden Circle, will take you between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Walthamstow Marshes. The circular route will lead you around the stunning scenery of the Lee Valley with plenty of interesting potential stop-off points along the way. Cycling time is approximately 33 minutes and you’ll burn 200 calories – a perfect excuse to treat yourself to an ice cream at the end of it all!
If you are interested in a new home in the city with the beautiful Lee Valley on your doorstep, then be sure to keep a watch on Anthology’s progress with its Hale Works development.