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Connaught Water Essex

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Site Details

Lake created in the last century when gravel was extracted for road building. Several islands. Surrounded by woodland of Epping Forest. Heavily visited including dog-walkers.

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Additional Site Details


A104 south from Epping. A1069 off to the right towards Chingford. Car park on the right in 200 metres.


Open to public.


Small, gravel with puddles. Free.

Opening Times

24 hours


Car park only.

Key Areas / Routes

Circular walk round lake. Paths off into woodland at various places and access to Chingford Plain.

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