Leyton Flats

Lying just north of Leytonstone, Leyton Flats form part of the southern reaches of Epping Forest.

The flats are a mixture of woodland and wild grassland. Unlike the nearby Wanstead Flats there are no mown or formal areas.

A principal feature of the flats are the [Hollow Ponds]?, an artificial but sympathetically landscaped lake. During the summer it is possible to spend a pleasant afternoon [boating]? on the lake. Afterwards, a trip to the Alfred Hitchcock pub is highly recommended.

There a couple of 24-hour cafes on the western edge of the flats on [Whipps Cross Road]? that attract a variety of interesting regulars. Nearby is [Whipps Cross University Hospital]?.

OS X co-ord: 539250     OS Y co-ord: 188750     (Latitude: 51.579912 Longitude: 0.009919)
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